These slides are for a longer series of presentations that tell people how DITA works.
This series of slides starts with the DITA 101 – Short Intro. It describes exactly how DITA accomplishes the goal of reuse in a type-safe way (no small achievement that). It compares the costs of DITA Content Management (CMS) systems, authoring tools, and “translation memory” systems that work with DITA. The final section, “DITA Basic Training”, introduces vocabulary and gives a detailed view of the way things work in the DITA model.
Presentation PDF: DITA 101 – Training