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.
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.
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.
About the Author
Dr. Susie H. VanHuss is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management in the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Carolina Community Foundation from May, 2008 through February, 2009 and as Executive Director of USC Foundations from September 1, 1997 to June 30, 2006. Previously she served as Professor and Head of the Management Department in The Moore School of Business. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Susie is a prolific author who received a Gold Book Award from South-Western/Cengage Publishing Co. commemorating the sale of one million copies of one of her textbooks. Her work includes many textbooks in communications, keyboarding, word processing, and integrated computer applications.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 degrees and advises master's and doctoral students in the instructional technology programs. She 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, Connie served as a business teacher at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Connie is an author of the College Keyboarding series published by South-Western/Cengage Learning as well as a number of word processing and integrated computer applications simulations. She is a recognized speaker at state, regional, and national conferences as well as frequent contributor to the professional literature. Additionally, she has directed a total of 32 dissertations and served on numerous other dissertation committees. Connie is recognized as a leader in her profession having served as chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education for a number of years. Her husband, John Forde, is a professor in the Department of Communication at Mississippi State University. They have two sons, John David and Daniel Forde.
Table of Contents
1. Project 1: Sports Connection Identity. 2. Project 2: Finances. 3. Project 3: Community Foundation Relationship. 4. Project 4: Information Management. 5. Project 5: Grand Opening. 6. Project 6: Marketing and Promotion. 7. Project 7: Database Management. 8. Project 8: Program Management. 9. Project 9: Program Connectivity.