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The Sports Connection: Integrated Simulation for Microsoft Office 2003 (with Data CD-ROM)
Synopses & Reviews
This integrated simulation reinforces essential applications skills, such as word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database and electronic presentations specific to Microsoft Office XP. It provides users unique opportunities to go beyond the basics and apply creativity in problem solving, decision making, flexibility and more. The setting is realistic, challenging and interesting. The user's position in this simulation is Assistant Director of The Sports Connection, a simulated company. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the office, communicating with users and volunteers, and performing administrative work for the director.
Book News Annotation:
VanHuss (emeritus, University of South Carolina) and Forde (Mississippi State University) describe sample tasks performed by the assistant director of a community recreation facility. Assuming familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, the workbook walks through creating an electronic calendar, budget worksheet, pie chart, formal report, advertising flyer, volunteer database, and employment announcement for the web. The CD-ROM contains data for the activities.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
SPORTS CONNECTION, INTEGRATED SIMULATION 4e reinforces essential computer application skills such as word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases and electronic presentations. This intermediate/advanced simulation is different from other document production simulations in that it provides opportunities to go beyond the basics and apply creative solutions to in-text assignments.
THE SPORTS CONNECTION reinforces essentials applications skills, such as word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and electronic presentation. This intermediate/advanced simulation is different from other typical document production simulations in that it provides students unique opportunities to go beyond the basics as they apply creativity in problem solving, decision making, flexibility, and more.
About the Author
Dr. Susie H. VanHuss is the retired Executive Director of University of South Carolina Foundations and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Management. Dr. VanHuss previously served as Professor and Head of the Management Department within the university?s Moore School of Business. She received her B.S. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Dr. VanHuss is a prolific author whose work for South-Western includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has received a Gold Book Award commemorating the sale of a million copies of one of her textbooks. In addition, she has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor in the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University. She currently serves as curriculum coordinator for the Technology Teacher Education and Information Technology Services undergraduate degree programs and advises master?s and doctoral students in the instructional technology programs. Dr. Forde also serves as the faculty advisor of Pi Omega Pi, the honorary society for business teacher education. Prior to joining the MSU faculty in 1987, Dr. Forde served as a business teacher at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. She is coauthor of the College Keyboarding series published by South-Western/Cengage Learning, as well as numerous word processing and integrated computer applications simulations. Dr. Forde is also a recognized speaker at state, regional, and national conferences, as well as a frequent contributor to the professional literature. Additionally, she has directed 32 dissertations and served on numerous dissertation committees. Dr. Forde is recognized as a leader in her profession, having served as chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education for several years.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Organized. 2. Researching. 3. Reporting. 4. Managing Routine Tasks. 5. Planning the Grand Opening. 6. Design Publicity Pieces. 7. Communicating. 8. Managing Information. 9. Going Beyond the Basics.
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