2012 MERLOT Classics Award - Word 2010 Interactive Tutorial

Mia Stoklee (Goodwill Community Foundation, US)
Matt Robinson (Goodwill Community Foundation, US)
Session Information
July 26, 2012 - 11:10am
Faculty and Student Development
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Applied Use (technology or pedagogy)
Institutional Level: 
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Casanova 606
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Virtual Session
MERLOT Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner

This is the 2012 MERLOT Classics Award winner for Information Technology. How do you design content when your audience is everyone? We will discuss, GCFLearnFree.org’s approach to developing simple, clear and effective tutorials that are used by a broad base of global learners. Talking points can include our strategies toward screencasts, interactives, conceptual videos, mobile apps and more. Visit www.gcflearnfree.org/office2010 and bring your questions.



Extended Abstract

The MERLOT Information Technology Editorial Board selected this learning material as the 2012 MERLOT Classics Award. This material is an interactive tutorial for Word 2010. When the user clicks on the site, there are also links to other Office 2010 tutorials, including Excel 2010. The modules are done very professionally and in sequential order, though, of course, the users are free to "jump" between topics as needed. The lessons are available for printing, if necessary. In addition, Droid and iPhone apps are available for download. This is excellent because users of various devices should be considered if these apps are available. Out of all Microsoft Office tutorials that we've seen, including the ones done by Microsoft, these are the best. We would highly recommend them to any user, including a seasoned Microsoft Office professional. Anyone who starts reviewing the tutorials will learn the program. These tutorials are highly effective as an in depth learning tool, a supplement to class labs, or an on demand "just in time" learning module. If a user forgets how to do a task or needs to learn a new task, the modules are set up in such a way that it is easy to find a specific set of instructions, a video clip, and an interactive simulation.

Lead Presenter

Mia Stoklee is the Lead eLearning Designer for GCFLearnFree.org. Utilizing her extensive background in learning development and education, she directs a talented team of designers in producing free online learning for a global audience. She believes quality eLearning should be innovative, engaging and as effortless for the learner as possible. She has held previous positions with school districts in Tampa and Los Angeles, in addition to Steven Spielberg’s educational Shoah Foundation.