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Georgia Southern University Partners with MadCap Software to Best Prepare Students for Careers in Technical Writing

San Diego, CA and Statesboro, GA - May 15, 2019 – Georgia Southern University is partnering with MadCap Software to help students in its Professional and Technical Writing courses gain expertise in creating the modern content and user experiences that businesses demand. Through the partnership with the MadCap Scholar Program, students at Georgia Southern in Statesboro and Savannah will be able to enhance their learning with hands-on experience using MadCap Flare, the most advanced technical authoring and publishing solution on the market.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern offers a B.A. degree in Writing & Linguistics with coursework in four areas: Professional and Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Studies, and Linguistics. The university is integrating MadCap Flare into two integral courses of the program: “Introduction to Usability and User Experience” (WRIT 3320) and “Advanced Technical Writing” (WRIT 5250). With MadCap Flare, course participants will have access to state-of-the-art functionality for applying key technical communication concepts—including user experience, document analysis, and medical writing—to the content they write, manage and publish.

We wanted our students to gain valuable experience with industry-leading software to prepare them for careers in technical writing, user experience, content strategy, and social media management. To thrive within today’s businesses, that means going beyond the basic capabilities provided by standard word processors and XML editors. With MadCap Software, our students can more effectively learn how to write and edit documentation, using industry standards, such as topic-based authoring and multi-channel publishing, to give them a competitive edge in the workforce.

Russell Willerton | Department of Writing and Linguistics Chair, Georgia Southern University

“Increasingly, the web and mobile devices serve as the primary communications channels businesses use to reach their employees, customers, and partners. Through the MadCap Scholar Program, we are committed to providing students the opportunity to learn using the most advanced technical communication products available,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “We’re excited to partner with Georgia Southern and support the university’s instructors in creating an environment where students are empowered by combining modern content authoring and publishing skills with advanced software to help them stand out in today’s digitally driven businesses.”

About MadCap Scholar Program

The MadCap Scholar Program offers special pricing and discounts on MadCap Software’s state-of-the-art authoring, content development and technical documentation software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard solutions that support technical communication, learning & development, instructional design and content strategy 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 Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. With an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth, Georgia Southern prepares diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens. Learn more about the Georgia Southern University at https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software is a trusted resource for thousands of companies around the globe for single-source, multi-channel authoring and publishing solutions designed to streamline the process of developing and delivering training content, learning and development programs, technical documentation, online Help, knowledge bases, and more. From authoring, publishing and translation, to cloud-based content management system, to contribution and review in the cloud, you can streamline content delivery and manage the entire content development lifecycle with MadCap Software. MadCap Software’s services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in Austin, TX, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.

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