Exploring Microsoft Office 2010 Plus

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert Grauer / Mary Anne Poatsy / Michelle Hulett / Cynthia Krebs / Keith Mast / keith Mulbery  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
1092
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039381
ISBN
1292039388
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Description

The goal of the Exploring series has been to move students beyond the point and click, helping them understand the why and how behind each skill.

Features

For introductory computer courses on Microsoft Office 2010 or courses in computer concepts with a lab component for Microsoft Office 2010 Applications.

 

The goal of the Exploring series has been to move students beyond the point and click, helping them understand the why and how behind each skill. The Exploring series for Office 2010 also enables students to extend the learning beyond the classroom.

 

Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did five years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everybody needs to know.  A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom, and the Exploring series provides learning tools that students can access anytime, anywhere.

 

Diversity: Students have diverse career goals. To target the variety of majors taking the course, Exploring offers examples relevant to every student.

 

Studying Made Easy: Students read, prepare, and study differently than they used to. Rather than reading a book cover-to-cover, students want to easily identify what they need to know, and then learn it efficiently. The key features found in the Exploring series bring students into the content, making the text easy to use.

  

White Pages/Yellow Pages:Clearly distinguishes the theory from the skill exercises.

 

NEW! Compass, an online reference tool designed to help students learn the 50 most essential skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, is included as part of the Exploring System. Available online via your computer or mobile phone, Compass is an online, at-your-fingertips resource for tech savvy students who need help and answers right away.

 

NEW! Visual Reference Cards for each application provide visual summaries and quick tips that answer the questions asked most commonly by students.  These are movable throughout the book and can also be used as a bookmark.

 

A Chapter Opening Case Study now not only introduces the scenario that the Hands-On Exercises in the chapter are built around, but also carries throughout the entire chapter to provide students with consistency of context to help them learn.

 

NEW! Set-Up Videos!  These live-action videos act out the Case Study, describing skills that will be learned and showing the relevance of the skills to students' current lives and/or future careers.  Professors are provided with exercises to help guide and assess students on their comprehension of the skills while watching the videos.

 

Objective Mapping enables students to skip the skills and concepts they know, and quickly find those they don’t, by scanning the chapter opener page for the page numbers of the material they need.

 

Pull Quotes entice students into the theory by highlighting the most interesting points.

 

End of Chapter material offers instructors several options for assessment.  Each chapter has 12-15 exercises ranging from multiple choice questions to open-ended projects. 

  • Multiple Choice questions  help students quickly and easily make sure they understand the concepts.
  • Practice Exercises remove some of the hand-holding students had in the steps of the HOEs and challenge students with new case studies. Each Practice Exercise has its own case study for students to work through.
  • Enhanced Mid-Level Exercises includes a Discover Step, which encourages students to use Help or to problem-solve to accomplish a task.  This engages students higher level thinking and challenges students more.  Other Mid-Levels may contain Creative Steps, which also ask more of the student.
  • NEW! Beyond the Classroom exercises are open-ended exercises that ask students to complete a project with very little guidance, challenging them at the highest level.  Rubrics are available for instructors as part of their Instructor Resource Pack to aid in the grading of these cases.  They are also in Word format so that professors can customize these for their classes.
  • NEW! Disaster Recovery Cases provide students with the ability to identify and correct errors within an existing project, helping them achieve one of the highest level of thinking, Analysis.
  • Capstone Exercises (one in the text and one in the IRCD): Allow the instructors to assess all the skills in the chapter with a single project.

myitlab Online Assessment and Training:

·    Seamlessly integrate online assessment and training with myitlab for Microsoft Office 2010!

·    Project-Driven assessment and outcomes-based training share content between the Exploring text and myitlab.

New to this Edition

NEW! Compass, an online reference tool designed to help students learn the 50 most essential skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, is included as part of the Exploring System. Available online via your computer or mobile phone, Compass is an online, at-your-fingertips resource for tech savvy students who need help and answers right away.

 

NEW! Visual Reference Cards for each application provide visual summaries and quick tips that answer the questions asked most commonly by students.  These are movable throughout the book and can also be used as a bookmark.

 

NEW! Chapter Opening Case Study now not only introduces the scenario that the Hands-On Exercises are built around, but also carries throughout the entire chapter to provide students with consistency of context to help them learn.

 

NEW! Set-Up Videos!  These live-action videos act out the Case Study, describing skills that will be learned and showing the relevance of the skills to students' current lives and/or future careers.  Professors are provided with exercises to help guide and assess students on their comprehension of the skills while watching the videos.

 

NEW! FYI Icon indicates that a step includes a skill common to more than one Office app.  As a refresher, students can review the common skills via the Office Fundamentals chapter, the NEW Visual Reference Cards, or NEW Compass. FYI Icons are also located in the End of Chapter exercises to remind students to use their resources found inside and outside of their book.

  

NEW! myitlab icons have been included to show where individual exercises have been included in myitlab. 

 

NEW! TROUBLESHOOTING sections give students a way to overcome common errors or frustrations that happen when working through the exercises.

 

TIPS are also NEWLY included in the Hands-On Exercises and provide brief, useful hints. 

 

NEW! Enhanced Mid-Level exercises includes a Discover Step, which encourages students to use Help or to problem-solve to accomplish a task.  This engages students higher level thinking and challenges students more.  Other Mid-Levels may contain Creative Steps, which also ask more of the student.

 

NEW! myitlab:grader icon indicates that the Capstone Exercise in each chapter is available in myitlab.  The Capstone Exercise allows professors to assess students on all of the skills covered in a chapter with a single project.

 

NEW! Beyond the Classroom exercises are open-ended exercises that ask students to complete a project with very little guidance, challenging them at the highest level. 

 

Rubrics are available for instructors as part of their Instructor Resource Pack to aid in the grading of these cases.  They are also in Word format so that professors can customize these for their classes.

 

NEW! Disaster Recovery Cases provide students with the ability to identify and correct errors within an existing project, helping them achieve one of the highest level of thinking, Analysis.

Table of Contents

WINDOWS 7
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows 7

OFFICE

Chapter 1 Office Fundamentals and File Management

Word
Chapter 1 Introduction to Word
Chapter 2 Document Presentation
Chapter 3 Collaboration and Research
Chapter 4 Document Productivity

Excel
Chapter 1 Introduction to Excel
Chapter 2 Formulas and Functions
Chapter 3 Charts
Chapter 4 Datasets and Tables
Chapter 5 Subtotals, PivotTables, and PivotCharts
Chapter 6 What-If Analysis
Chapter 7 Specialized Functions

Access

Chapter 1 Introduction to Access
Chapter 2 Relational Databases and Queries
Chapter 3 Customize, Analyze, and Summarize Query Data
Chapter 4 Creating and Using Professional Forms and Reports
Chapter 5 PivotTables and PivotCharts
Chapter 6 Data Validation Techniques

PowerPoint
Chapter 1 Introduction to PowerPoint
Chapter 2 Presentation Development