Many of our business and computing teachers have been asked to consider changing what they teach for business applications with many schools adopting Chromebooks and other digital devices. How can Microsoft 365 can be used in the classroom and for e-learning? What technology skills are the most crucial to prepare students for college and careers? There is no one better to talk about these things with us than our author, Corinne Hoisington. Corinne is a full-time professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with more than 25 years of teaching experience.
WATCH author and Computer Science Professor/Teacher Corinne Hoisington walk through some amazing new features of Microsoft 365, the data behind why students need Microsoft Office skills, options for districts to purchase, how to engage business applications students, and much more in her virtual webinar: Why Teach Microsoft 365 (and not Google Only) in your Business Class? with Corinne Hoisington.
Below are key points and links from her presentation.
On a basic technology skills test including skills like renaming folders or adding an attachment to emails, the average score for rising college freshman as a 44%, while 87% of students said they never learned any Microsoft Office skills outside of class.
“Millennials struggle to use digital tools and networks to solve relatively simple problems…We need to challenge the assumption that students are digital natives, so colleges can better serve them.” –Corinne Hoisington, Central Virignia Commuity College
GlassDoor List: Best Jobs in America shows the current top jobs for salary, job satisfaction, and current openings and guess what? Skills learned in business and Microsoft Office classes are required for almost all of them.
National Geographic Learning/Cengage curriculum and online solutions for teaching Business Applications are aligned to all three versions, but assume students have access to Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Office 2019 on a Mac or PC that allows for the full, downloaded version of the software. Students using Microsoft Apps Online will not be able to practice most features or skills needed for the workplace or MOS certification. However, students with only internet access can complete simulated trainings & exams for each task as well as MOS Exam simulations, which offer realistic practice for the certification exam.
Microsoft Education offers devices starting at $219* (*while supplies last) that run applications students will need to know how to use for college and careers.
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Corinne Hoisington is a full-time professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne travels over 200,000 miles a year delivering keynote addresses to college and university professors and K-12 educators in over 70 cities worldwide for customers such as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Canada Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, ByteSpeed, Capital One International Bank, Executive LIVE in London and the international South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Computer Programming. Corinne has authored over 30 textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic Learning on topics such as Outlook 2019, Office 2019, Microsoft Windows, Android Boot Camp Java, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.
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