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Using Microsoft Office Specialist Certification to Enhance Employment Opportunities for College Students
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

According to Don Hutchinson, Secretary of Economic Development for Louisiana, the current challenge of our new economy is the development of a knowledge-based workforce. The focus of this paper is strategies used at a rural public university to develop and assess competencies in the use of technology, specifically in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint among college students. For several years, students have been able to take COMP 1020, a course designed to introduce them to the basics of these software packages. Begining in 2003, students were required to take the MOS Word Core exam and their score was part of their final grade for the course. The results of the surveys will be a factor in deciding the future direction of the COMP 1020 course. Data results from student surveys will be presented in detail.

Citation

Autrey, K., Tarver, R., Myers, L.A. & Tarver, M.B. (2004). Using Microsoft Office Specialist Certification to Enhance Employment Opportunities for College Students. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1068-1069). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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