The <lcInstruction> describes the specifics of a learning activity.

You have two options for including instructive content in a learningContent topic.

  • When you want to include content directly in the body of the learningContent topic, use lcInstruction.
  • When you want to use content that already exists in other DITA topics, or when you want to take advantage of additional topic types, such as concept, task, or reference, you can include that content as additional nested topic content in the learningContent topic, immediately after the learningContentbody.



These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary ( text data or dl or fig or imagemap or lcInteractionBase or lcTrueFalse or lcSingleSelect or lcMultipleSelect or lcSequencing or lcMatching or lcHotspot or lcOpenQuestion or image or lines or lq or note or lcInstructornote or object or ol or p or pre or simpletable or sl or table or ul or boolean or cite or keyword or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or q or term or tm or xref or state or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or sectiondiv or title or draft-comment or fn or indextermref or indexterm or required-cleanup) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
learningAssessment, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary learningBasebody
learningContent learningBasebody, learningContentbody


- topic/section learningBase/lcInstruction


<learningContent id="overview">
  <title>Learning Content topic</title>
      <p>Describe the instruction.</p>


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
spectitle The specialized title attribute allows architects of specialized types to define a fixed or default title for a specialized element. Not intended for direct use by authors. CDATA #IMPLIED No
univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups) A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group
class, outputclass Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes

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