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University of Limerick, Ireland Partners with MadCap Software to Enrich Students’ Skills with Advanced Technical Writing Tools and Support Successful Careers in Technical Communication and E-Learning

La Jolla, CA and Limerick, Ireland — July 21, 2014 — the University of Limerick (UL) is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students pursuing its Technical Communication and E-Learning Master of Arts Degree have a clear competitive lead when entering the workforce. The university is taking advantage of MadCap Flare—the state-of-the art, future-proof technical authoring and multi-channel publishing software that supports print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. As a result, students are building expertise in modern technical writing techniques through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies across the globe.

The University of Limerick is dedicated to providing technical communication students with innovative tools and practices that will help enrich their skillsets and position them for thriving careers. Currently, the University of Limerick is using MadCap Flare in its "MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning” course to help students generate online Help and eBook projects based on topics. The course uses an eBook framework to help guide teaching of the tool itself.

Today, some 90% of students in the course are using Flare to create eBooks, which also have proven to be attractive projects to present during professional interviews. Looking ahead to spring 2015, the University of Limerick plans to take advantage of the XML capabilities in Flare to create new outputs and extend best practices for creating Help guides.

Our students love how intuitive MadCap’s software is; they were able to rapidly and independently learn the tool using resources readily available. Out of the box, MadCap Flare is immediately easier to engage with than any other Help programs I have worked with

Dr. Ann Marcus-Quinn | Lecturer in Technical Communication and Director of a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing Program (Distance Learning), University of Limerick

Dr. Marcus-Quinn added, “The ability to quickly and easily create eBooks has proven to be a favorite among our students. The coolest part is that they can use their Flare projects as examples during professional interviews, demonstrating best design principles for online delivery and industry standards. We are excited to continue expanding our use of Flare capabilities to enhance our student skills and generate new outputs.”

“We are thrilled by University of Limerick's spirited success in adopting MadCap Flare to help students design and develop multimedia content and technology-enhanced learning solutions,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Our partnership with University of Limerick highlights a joint effort for using state-of-the-art technical communication practices to create a superior learning experience. Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we are pleased to provide students with the tools to help build their skill sets and gain a competitive advantage in the workforce.”

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 the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. With close to 12,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students each year, UL is a young and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and scholarship. UL offers more than 70 undergraduate programs across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School. UL also delivers a strong postgraduate offering with more than 100 taught postgraduate programs to Doctoral and Post-doctoral level. For more information, visit www.ul.ie.

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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