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San Jose State University Partners with MadCap Software for Modern Course Content Development and Delivery to the Multiple Channels Used by Students

La Jolla, CA and San Jose, CA — April 26, 2016 — San Jose State University (SJSU) is partnering with MadCap Software to empower professors in the Software Engineering Program to deliver state-of-the-art course content. SJSU is using MadCap Flare–the most advanced technical authoring and publishing solution available today–to deliver course content to the range of formats used by students, including print, web, and mobile.

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SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States, and it is ranked as one of the top public universities in the Western United States offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Today, SJSU provides Silicon Valley firms with more engineering, computer science and business graduates than any other college or university.

SJSU professors are using MadCap Flare to publish content for the graduate course, “CMPE 272. Enterprise Software Platforms” and enhance students’ learning experience. In doing so, they are taking advantage of MadCap Flare’s functionality for topic-based authoring, content reuse, single-source multi-channel publishing, and responsive web design, among others. Key uses of MadCap Flare for the course include:

  • Ensuring that course content keeps pace with rapid software technology changes.
  • Tailoring content for students’ different skill levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
  • Delivering course information as printed documents and PDF files, as well as via the web, tablets, and smartphone devices.
Software engineering and the rapidly changing technologies in the field require professors to quickly and easily manage information for classes,” said Dan Harkey, director of the MS Software Engineering Program at SJSU. “At the same time, students expect to be able to access information in many different formats, such as print, web, PDF and mobile. MadCap Flare provides us with the best means for providing up-to-date, targeted information in multiple formats from a single content source.”

“We are thrilled to support the SJSU Software Engineering Program’s professors in using our state-of-the-art MadCap Flare software to create and deliver course information to students in their format of choice,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Our partnership with SJSU through our MadCap Scholar Program, highlights a shared commitment to helping professors create a superior learning experience for students by employing modern content development practices.”

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; 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 San Jose State University

San Jose State University is a public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding school of the 23 campus California State University (CSU) system, and is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States. SJSU provides Silicon Valley with more technical employees than any other university. Learn more about San Jose State University at http://www.sjsu.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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