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My PC Series Program Overview. Presented by: Todd Watts, Program Manager Kayce Hawkins Brown, Audience Marketing Manager. www.mypcprogram.com. Agenda. Introductions Program history Research behind the program Program details Library survey results Library voices Q&A.

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my pc series program overview

My PC SeriesProgram Overview

Presented by:

Todd Watts, Program Manager

Kayce Hawkins Brown, Audience Marketing Manager

www.mypcprogram.com

agenda
Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Program history
  • Research behind the program
  • Program details
  • Library survey results
  • Library voices
  • Q&A

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series program
My PC Series Program

What is My PC Series?

  • Hands-on, jargon-free classroom based curricula of computer classes
  • Developed by Microsoft as instructor led training for the adult audience
  • It is free!

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series program history
My PC Series Program History

Research on adult audience

  • Disconnect between what adults want to learn and what is available
  • Intro computer classes traditionally teach topics too dry for the adult audience, or teach with too much jargon
  • Learning Style; forget the jargon, build confidence, lifestyle approach

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

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My PC Series Program History

Learning Case Study

  • Holland America Digital Workshops, powered by Windows
  • Tested by more than 500,000 adult students

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

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My PC Series Program History

Expanding the program

  • Pilot with Holland America Lines
  • Expanded pilot to community colleges
  • Moved to an online license agreement and expanding to new channels

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

adult learning experience
Adult Learning Experience

There is a disconnect between what adultswant to learn and what is available

Topics they want:

  • Email
  • Photos
  • Browsing/shopping
  • News/Health/Travel Info
  • Connecting with family
  • Staying safe online
  • Becoming more PC proficient

www.mypcprogram.com

My PC Program Overview

adult learning experience1
Adult Learning Experience

There is a disconnect between what adults want to learn and what is available

Topics they want:

  • Email
  • Photos
  • Browsing/shopping
  • News/Health/Travel Info
  • Connecting with family
  • Staying safe online
  • Becoming more PC proficient

Topics that are available:

  • GUI
  • Memory
  • WordPad
  • CPU and RAM
  • Taking apart PC’s in class
  • Database management

www.mypcprogram.com

My PC Program Overview

adult learner insights
Adult Learner Insights
  • Learning Style
  • Forget the JargonThis group is turned off by “geek speak”
  • Build Confidence A slower, guided, “tell-show-do” teaching style is best for this audience.
  • Lifestyle ApproachBest accomplished with interesting, relevant subjects - like photo editing.

www.mypcprogram.com

My PC Program Overview

incorporating my pc series
Incorporating My PC Series

Program Benefits:

  • Attract new adult learners
  • Research-based curriculum
  • Free teaching materials
  • Free support toolkits
  • Less intimidating basic computer learning path

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series program offerings
My PC Series Program Offerings

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series 3 hour vs 1 hour workshops
My PC Series3-Hour vs 1-Hour Workshops

Digital Photography

Computer Basics

3-Hour Courses

1-Hour Courses

3-Hour Courses

1-Hour Courses

Operating System Basics

Working With Digital Photos

Organize your Digital Photos

Start Here with Windows 7

Getting Started with Windows 7

Digital Photo Editing

Digital Photo Editing 1

Digital Photo Editing 2

Introduction to Windows 7Four 3-hour Courses

Stay Safe with Windows 7

Digital Movies

Creative Photo Slideshows

Create a Digital Movie

Messaging, Mail

Connecting with Friends & Family

Chat with Instant Messaging

Share Photos

Share Your Digital Photos

No 3-Hour Equivalent

PC Buying

Digital Cameras

No 3-Hour Equivalent

Digital Camera Tips and Tricks

No 3-Hour Equivalent

Pick the Right PC

www.mypcprogram.com

My PC Program Overview

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Introduction to Computers/PC

Offered by learning Institution

My PC: 1 Hour Series

Workshops

My PC: 3 Hour Series

Workshops

Personal Enrichment

Introduction to Windows 7®

9 to 12 hours

Office Productivity

Offered by learning Institution

Office

Worker

WorkforceDevelopment

Advanced ComputerOffered by learning Institution

Networking

Offered by learning Institution

Developer

Offered by learning Institution

IT Professional

Certification

Offered by learning Institution

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series free support toolkits faculty toolkit
My PC Series – Free Support ToolkitsFaculty Toolkit

Instructor manuals

Audience–friendly student handouts

Class-ready PowerPoint materials

Dedicated teacher

support alias

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series free support toolkits
My PC Series– Free Support Toolkits

Program Administrator Toolkit

  • Curriculum roadmap
  • Customizable marketing fliers
  • Course outlines
  • Web copy

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

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My PC Series– Free Support Toolkits

Technical/Lab Manager Toolkit

  • Classroom setup guide
  • Readiness checklist
  • Troubleshooting guide
  • Resource kit
  • Dedicated technical support alias

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

my pc series student website
My PC Series — Student Website

www.mypcstudent.com

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

  • Workshop handouts
  • Windows 7 resources
  • Class descriptions for all My PC Series workshops
  • Online Directory of My PC Series providers
how to get started
How To Get Started
  • Go to microsoft.com/mypc
  • Click Learn More for program information and to download our online Evaluation Toolkit
  • Click Download Center to register and get access to the workshop content and toolkits

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

library survey feedback
Library Survey Feedback
  • Survey was sent to over 140 libraries across the U.S. that registered on the My PC Series website
  • Survey responses are from libraries either delivering or planning on delivering workshops in CY2012

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Library Survey Feedback
  • Patrons are the intended audience for 93% of respondents
  • 48.2% have or will be scheduling My PC Series workshops in CY2012
  • 44.8% are still evaluating whether to offer the workshops

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

library survey feedback2
Library Survey Feedback

Excellent patron handouts, very easy classes to implement. Course material is thorough, so it does not require extensive prep time to put on a polished class.

Excellent handouts. It is great not to have to develop your own publicity, presentation and follow up materials.

Great course materials, just the right amount of content for each workshop.

Easy to follow and all of the prep work for delivering this type of training is already completed.

Just get in there and do it.

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

library experiences
Library Experiences

My PC Program Overview

www.mypcprogram.com

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Still have questions?

Email us at:[email protected]

Find us on the web at: http://www.microsoft.com/mypc

Thank you!

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