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1.2: Pacing

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    The Computer Applications for Managers textbook contains 15 modules and a final capstone assignment. The modules are grouped in order from most basic skills to more advanced skills; later modules will assume students have already covered previous modules. The capstone assignment is meant to take 1–2 weeks of a 16-week course. If you need to modify the pace and cover the material more quickly, the following modules work well together:
    • Module 1: Intro to Computers and Module 2: Internet Research
    • Module 3: Microsoft Word Basic Skills and Module 4: Microsoft Word Intermediate Skills
    • Module 6: Microsoft Excel Basic Skills and Module 7: Microsoft Excel Intermediate Skills
    • Module 9: Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Skills and Module 10: Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate Skills
    • Module 12: Microsoft Access Basic Skills and Module 13: Microsoft Access Intermediate Skills

    We recommend NOT doubling up any of the Advanced Skills modules, because they are long and especially challenging. Students will need more time for mastery and completion of assignments.

    Additionally, the course can be scaled to your students’ knowledge: if your students have already mastered basic skills, the basic modules can be omitted. If your students aren’t ready for advanced skills, the advanced modules can be omitted.

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