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University of South Florida Partners with MadCap Software to Advance Students’ Technical Communication Skills, Preparing Them for the Workforce

La Jolla, CA and Tampa, FL — January 27, 2014 — The University of South Florida (USF) is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students studying technical writing are prepared for successful careers in the industry. Through the MadCap Scholar licensing program, USF is using MadCap Flare—the industry-leading authoring and multi-channel publishing product for print, Web, desktop and mobile content—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today.

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USF is dedicated to enriching the experiences of students in its Professional Writing, Rhetoric & Technology program with leading technical communications tools and practices that will give them a competitive advantage when entering the workforce. The university is incorporating MadCap Flare into its “Advanced Technical Writing” course. Students enrolled in the class will be able to take advantage of Flare for completing hands-on projects that put concepts—such as topic-based authoring, the use of cascading style sheets, and single-source publishing—into practice. Ultimately, students will be able to generate different project outputs for print, online and mobile.

We are incorporating Flare so that we can give our technical writing students the most professional experience possible prior to entering the job market,” Dr. Mark H. Leahy, an instructor in the Professional Writing, Rhetoric & Technology program at the University of South Florida. “Flare’s emphasis on preparing documents for multiple audiences and mediums makes it an extremely useful teaching tool. Flare also has an incredible Help system with a surprising amount of clever video tutorials, so I’m confident my students will be able to make the most of it.”

“We are thrilled by USF’s adoption of MadCap Flare to enrich its course structure and support the real-world demands facing technical communications professionals today,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Through this partnership we can empower students to strengthen their knowledge of technical writing best practices and help ensure a competitive advantage as they pursue their careers.”

About MadCap Scholar Program

The MadCap Scholar Program offers special discounts on MadCap’s state-of-the-art technical communications software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard tools that support technical writing and documentation best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications for free; free training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors, and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit https://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar-program.aspx.

About the University of South Florida

Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is the fourth-largest public university in the state of Florida, one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities. To learn more, visit http://www.usf.edu.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Whether delivering technical, policy, medical, marketing, business, or human resources content, MadCap’s products are used to create corporate intranets, Help systems, policy and procedure manuals, video tutorials, knowledge bases, eBooks, user guides, and more to any format, including high-end print, online, desktop or mobile. MadCap services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.

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