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Projects: The only way to learn Office skills is to apply them

Projects: The only way to learn Office skills is to apply them

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  1. Projects: The only way to learn Office skills is to apply them Presented by: Kristin Taggart Sr. Technology Marketing Manager

  2. Today’s Agenda • What is SAM Projects? • Why do students need this? • Why do YOU need this? • The “textbook” connection • What’s next for SAM?

  3. SAM Projects • Live in the application • Automatically graded • Ties to your end-of-chapter material • Fully integrated into SAM “system”

  4. Student Benefits… • Accurate, Immediate, Detailed feedback • Hands-on assignments: • Word • Excel • PowerPoint • Learning is enhanced

  5. “Employable Skills” • Detail oriented • Computer Skills • Flexibility/Adaptability • Motivation/Initiative 6. Analytical Skills • Teamwork skills • Strong Work Ethic • Interpersonal Skills • Honesty/Integrity 1. Communication Skills Source: Nat’l Assoc of Colleges & Employers—Job Outlook (2006)

  6. Instructor Benefits • Web-based technology • Series of increasingly difficult projects • Automatically graded to secure site, within minutes • Embedded comments • Report and detection of file • Allow you to focus on teaching!

  7. Well….let’s see it!

  8. The State of SAM • June 30th release • Deeper assessment content • Re-introduction to SAM Training • Greater system stability • Reports enhancements • Interface enhancements

  9. The Textbook link • Premium Video Editions • Integration of more video to help students learn • Capstone appendix • SAM Projects appendix • All testbank content for these titles in SAM • For more information: http://www.cengage.com/ct/officepve • Many other titles in SAM! (Ask your sales rep for details)

  10. Resources • SAM Central • http://samcentral.course.com • TLC Website • http://academic.cengage.com/tlc • SAM—the product • http://sam2007.course.com • Premium Video Editions site • http://www.cengage.com/ct/officepve • CourseCoach • www.course.com/coursecoach

  11. SAM 2007: Projects We hope you will “apply” this to your courses for Fall!