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Northern Arizona University Partners with MadCap Software to Build Students’ Expertise in Modern Documentation Techniques and Tools Required by Today’s Businesses

La Jolla, CA and Flagstaff, AZ — October 18, 2017 — Northern Arizona University (NAU) is partnering with MadCap Software to empower students in its Professional Writing program with the modern documentation writing and technical skills required by businesses today. Through the partnership, students will gain hands-on experience with MadCap Flare, the most advanced technical authoring and publishing solution on the market, which is now used by thousands of companies worldwide.

NAU offers two Professional Writing programs. A certificate in professional writing allows students to improve their workplace writing skills and to handle the emerging demands that professional writers face. A master’s degree in professional writing is for students who want to explore professional writing issues more deeply. Master’s degree students are required to create workplace content as their capstone project–such as web content, project proposals, grant proposals, and reports–suitable for use in a professional portfolio.

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One NAU senior lecturer incorporates MadCap Flare into her Content Strategy course, which gives students experience in working with the technologies that businesses are requiring their employees to use. Students use MadCap Flare to practice modern documentation concepts, such as single-source publishing, and other widely applied content creation and delivery techniques supported by the software.

When my students completed an assignment to investigate job advertisements for employment in technical writing and editing, many of the ads they found required a knowledge of MadCap Flare. So, in developing my Content Strategy course, I knew I needed to integrate MadCap’s software into my assignments,” said Dr. Erika Konrad, senior lecturer. “My students are now learning about single sourcing and gaining familiarity with MadCap Flare so they can be competitive in the job market, as well as stay abreast of the technical writing tools currently being employed.”

“Northern Arizona University is at the forefront in providing educational programs that help students gain the practical skills required for success in their chosen fields,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “This complements the mission of our MadCap Scholar Program to provide students with the tools and experience to thrive in the technical writing industry. Through our partnership with NAU, we’re excited to help the instructors create an environment where students can learn the modern content development practices that will help them advance in 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; 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 Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a high-research university with a statewide enrollment of 30,000 students. More than 20,000 students attend the Flagstaff campus, with more than 8,000 students enrolled online and at Extended Campus sites statewide. Research in genetics, forestry and ecology has drawn international recognition to the university, which also is highly regarded for its education, business and engineering programs. NAU represents 127 tribal nations and is on its way to becoming the nation’s leading university serving Native American/Alaskan and Hawaiian Native cultures. NAU launched competency-based Personalized Learning in 2013, the first self-paced, online education program that cuts the cost and time to an undergraduate degree. For more information, visit nau.edu. Follow NAU on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

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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