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Winter 2007           Office Course Overview
  Microsoft Office
                                 Microsoft Office Suite

              Word       Excel           Access        PowerPoint       Outlook



   Word              Excel            Access            Power-           Outlook
   Word
   Processing
                     Spreadsheet      Relational
                                      Database
                                                        Point            Email
                     Charting                                            Calendar
   Application                                          Presentations
                     Simple           Charting                           Contacts
                                                        Charting
                     Databases                                           Newsreader
                                                                         Task list




Winter 2007                        Office Course Overview
Most Commonly Used Applications
• Outlook – Turn on the computer and check
  your email, look at your to-do list, check
  your calendar
• Word – Actually used to write email, write
  letters, reports and basic desktop
  publishing activities
• PowerPoint – Create presentations for
  groups
Winter 2007     Office Course Overview
Next Level Of Use
• Excel Spreadsheets
     – Users who need to collect and do basic analysis of
       data which is usually arranged in rows and columns.
     – Data is converted in to graphs to be used in Word and
       PowerPoint documents
     – Simple flat file databases are created to collect data
       and possibly do mail or data merges with Word.
• Share data between Word, PowerPoint and
  Excel applications.


Winter 2007             Office Course Overview
                 Power Users
• Access
     – Create databases that can be tied together
       with Access’ relational database power for
       searching and analysis
     – Creating charts based on the databases
       created and organized or analyzed
       individually or together.
     – Use the data together with Word or web
       applications

Winter 2007          Office Course Overview
       Most users only use 10% to
       20% of the capabilities of
       any Microsoft Office
       application




Winter 2007     Office Course Overview
Why is this the case?
• That is all they need to do their job.
• That is all they know how to use.
     If they knew how to use the other capabilities they could:
     – Work faster, smarter and do more
     – Have their work look better and have a greater impact
        on the target audience
     – Make better use of the available data in ways that
        make them more valuable and more successful in
        what ever their endeavor might be.


Winter 2007              Office Course Overview
Goals of the Class
• Make you more knowledgeable of the
  capabilities of the applications that make
  up the Microsoft Office suite.
• Improve your skills in using the
  applications Office applications.
• Improve you skills in using the Microsoft
  XP operating system
• Prepare you for possible certification as a
  Microsoft Office User Specialist.
Winter 2007      Office Course Overview
Microsoft Office Specialist
 •     Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is a recognized standard of skill
       attainment in the applications that make up the Office suite. There are
       three levels of certification.
        •     Specialist Certification: Candidates must successfully complete
              any one of the Specialist exams for Word, Excel, Access,
              PowerPoint or Outlook.
        •     Expert Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any
              one of the Expert exams for Word or Excel
        •     Master Certification: Candidates must successfully complete three
              required exams and one elective exam. The required exams are the
              expert level on Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with the elective
              exams being the expert level on Access or Outlook.
 •     Test must be taken at an approved testing center and cost
       approximately $70 per test.

Winter 2007                      Office Course Overview
How the class will run
• Students will take a pre-test on the basic
  Microsoft applications, Word, Excel and
  PowerPoint.
• Deficiencies in skills in those applications will be
  identified and related instructional activities in
  the South-Western text and TOM will be
  assigned.
• Students will complete the assigned text and
  interactive activities and retake the original
  application test that they took as a pretest.

Winter 2007          Office Course Overview
How the class will run - 2
• When the student is confident that they
  can meet the 90% mastery level standard,
  they will be given a second version of the
  application test to prove their level of
  competence.
• After passing that test the student will
  move on to the next application.


Winter 2007      Office Course Overview
    Letter Grade Standards
    The grading of the class will be based on the amount of the material
    the student has mastered. Grade levels “A” through “E” will be
    awarded as follows:

•   E - In order to earn an E the student must fail to show minimal mastery (70%) of
    the introductory units for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The student can also
    earn an E by failing to be on task at least 60% of the class time.
•   D - In order to earn an D the student must show minimal mastery (70%) of the
    introductory units for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The student must also
    be on task at least 75% of the class time.
•   C - In order to earn an C the student must show mastery (90%) of the introductory
    units for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The student must also be on task at
    least 85% of the class time.
•   B - In order to earn an B the student must show mastery (90%) of the introductory
    units for Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access and advanced unit for Word. The
    student must also be on task at least 90% of the class time.
•   A - In order to earn an A the student must show mastery (90%) of the introductory
    units for Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access and advanced unit for Word and
    additionally either Excel or Access. The student must also be on task at least 95% of
    the class time.

Winter 2007                       Office Course Overview
On Task Definition:
Being on task is defined as working on book or computer
material related to learning skills relating to one of the
applications of Microsoft Office. Students will have five
minutes from the beginning of the class (when the digital
clock reads the starting time for class plus five) and the last
five minutes (when the digital clock reads the ending time
for class minus five) get on task and shut down and get
ready to change classes. The computer and monitor is to
be turned off at the end of each class. Being off task any
time other than those two ten minute periods will cost the
student that day being counted as on task. Class periods
are 57 minutes long. Ten minutes or more than 17% of the
class time for other activities that will not cost you time on
task is more than reasonable. Students who have reach B
level or above will have that “flexible” time period raised to
20 minutes per class period.
Winter 2007            Office Course Overview
On Task Time Period
3rd Hour Winter Semester 9:33-10:30
• Start-up time period 9:33 to 9:38
• Students are late to class when the digital clock
  reads 9:34
• Shut-Down time period 10:25 to 10:30
• Students are to be in their seats when the clock
  turns 10:30 at which time they may leave.



Winter 2007         Office Course Overview
And the Teacher Does?
• Administers online testing and instruction
  services and classroom instructional materials.
• Analyzes pretest results for areas where class
  instruction is needed in addition to book and
  online resources and presents that instruction.
• Helps students with individual problems with
  contents and skills mastery.
• Certifies students time on task.
• Certifies student’s test results and
  awards grades
Winter 2007        Office Course Overview
And the Student Does?
• Keeps a notebook documenting all work done
  with respect to the learning of the applications.
• Completes the learning activity indicated by the
  pretest taken on the application both online and
  from the text.
• Uses the time in class appropriately to further
  their skills in using office applications.
• Demonstrates their skills by taking online test
  on the applications.

Winter 2007         Office Course Overview
The Notebook
• Five Notebook Sections
• Course Material
     – Course Syllabus
     – Course Rules
     – Test Certifications
• Section for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
     –   Results of Pretests
     –   Book Work Done
     –   Notes and Handouts Related to the Application
     –   Results of Final Application Mastery Certification

Winter 2007               Office Course Overview

				
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