Microsoft® Office 2010: Essentials is an excellent survey of Office 2010 for introductory-level students. Though written for beginning computer users, this text provides an in-depth look at computer concepts and the Office 2010 applications.
This full color solution offers:
New exercises incorporating work-readiness skills that reflect SCANS competencies
Web simulations for Outlook and exercises that cannot always be done in the lab
Seamless integration of video tutorials for every topic in every lesson
Four new case studies feature progressive themes and focus on situations that learners are likely to encounter
You'll find the same, relevant topics from previous editions, along with plenty of features new to Office 2010. In the first lessons, students are introduced to basic computer concepts, including components and computer types, hardware and software, and computer security. The Windows lesson includes Windows XP, Vista, and 7, so you don't have to worry if your lab or your student doesn't have a particular version.
A new Online Collaboration lesson covers Web 2.0, cloud computing, social networking, and threaded discussions.
The following lessons introduce the major Office 2010 applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
The text concludes with a comprehensive, Capstone Integration Project that incorporate all the skills learned in the book.
48+ contact hours
Spiral binding for lay-flat use
Based on proven Labyrinth Instructional Design
Ideal for self-paced or instructor-led learning environments
Step-by-step, skills-based approach ensures that students master subjects and achieve success quickly
Real-world focus helps students develop practical skills they can apply immediately
Quick Reference tables covering major tasks (useful for reference outside of class)
Exercises increase in complexity throughout each lesson to challenge students
WebSims supplement our student-friendly lessons to reinforce tasks that are not well suited for computer labs
Instructor support and student resources
New in 2010
Updated case studies throughout; these new companies reflect organizations and situations that students are likely to encounter
Critical Thinking exercises now incorporate work-readiness skills, such as collaboration, writing effectively, public speaking, and more
Word: Combined Print and Print Preview
Word: Navigation Pane
Excel: Conditional formatting (new icon sets, more data bar options)
eLab is a secure, web-based solution that offers automated skills assessment, gradebook management, and extended online training, all through an easy-to-use web interface. A complete, fully configured 'Course-in-a-Box' is available for this title, including pre-built assignments and tests, and pre-populated learning resources. Students show their skills using a highly realistic interface that is used to simulate the Microsoft Office environment, and every keystroke and every click is recorded so you can review every step they made. This course is ready to go without any modification, or you can fully customize it by adding your own tests and assignments. Purchase as a bundle with this book or purchase license keys separately. THIS OPTION IS ONLY INTENDED FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES THAT ARE USING ELAB ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING AS PART OF THE COURSE CURRICULUM.
Our Video Library offers a multimedia video tutorial for every major topic in every lesson. These videos build student confidence with a visually appealing demonstration of the tasks they are learning in the book. All video links are referenced throughout the lessons. The video library provides an excellent supplemental resource. Purchase as a bundle with this book or purchase Video Library license keys separately.
Get a 180-day trial version of Microsoft Office, including: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, Outlook and more, available with select Labyrinth textbooks. Available as a bundle with this book.
I have been very pleased with this publication. It is simple, clear, and concise. The projects are very to follow and understand. I'm actually switching to this series from the Shelly/Cashman series published by Cengage.
2/24/2011 3:18 pm
Every Labyrinth publication I have used in class over the years has met and exceeded my requirements for the classes I have taught. And the review copies I ordered recently have only served to confirm your continued concern to provide clear, practical, and concise instruction to the student as well as timely, thoughtful, and useful instructor support material.