Markdown for writing more efficiently for the web. – By Neal MacInnes
Markdown is an easy-to-use markup language that can streamline the process of writing content for online platforms such as faculty websites, help desk knowledge bases, learning management systems, blogs, and content management systems. At the faculty of Nursing I currently use markdown to streamline the publishing of content to our learning management system as well as for publishing our online resources. Markdown promotes readability and semantic markup for more accessible web content and is being supported by more and more web applications. The simplicity of Markdown make it ideal for learning in a 50-minute session and the knowledge gained can be easily put into practice without needing a deep technical knowledge.
The learning outcomes of this session would be for participants to:
- Be able to identify basic markdown concepts and tools
- Be able to write basic markdown and convert it to HTML for publishing online