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Microsoft MOUS

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by SCRUMPY007, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Hi there this has probably be asked a million times. Is there or did there used to be a simple set of qualifications about Word, PowerPoint etc created by Microsoft? Looking for something of value and with structure to do with 2 hours of teaching time with the Year 10 Core low ability before everyone starts talking about movie editing etc.
     
  2. Hi there this has probably be asked a million times. Is there or did there used to be a simple set of qualifications about Word, PowerPoint etc created by Microsoft? Looking for something of value and with structure to do with 2 hours of teaching time with the Year 10 Core low ability before everyone starts talking about movie editing etc.
     
  3. There is a thing called Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) but I think it is too difficult for your client group. They are individual (e.g. exams in each product)
     
  4. You could have a look at the Microsoft Digital Literacy Course (it's free I think whereas the MOS can get very expensive as I recall). Microsoft dropped the use of "user" in MOUS because it had drug taking implications (evidently!).

    Alison has a lot of other free courses as well as offering this.
    http://alison.com/courses/MSDL-FULL
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/schools/curriculum-resources/digital-literacy-curriculum.aspx
     
  5. Apologies this link lists the modules covered in the DLC. If you want to try out the course you'll have to register
    http://alison.com/courses/MSDL-FULL/content

    P.S. I did the MOS course (all the units up to (ahem...) Expert Level) for Office 2000 a fair few years ago when I was setting up a Microsoft Academy and I doubt very much that any lower ability Y10s would get much value, or even enjoyment, from such a course.
     
  6. You could do Level 1 iTQ QCF, if you do it through OCR your students can sit CLAiT papers instead of producing a portfolio of evidence. Some students will probably manage Word, PowerPoint and Outlook at Level 2, if they achieve these and also do the Outlook Level 1 paper (which counts towards using the Internet) and the mandatory unit then they can achieve a full Level 2 iTQ which is worth a B at GCSE. OCR are also bringing in an extended iTQ so you could then add on the movie editing units, etc to bring them up to 2 GCSEs if they're up to it.
    www.allaboutitq.co

     
  7. Oh, and on the MOS exams, I agree that these are probably too difficult for your cohort, you have a time limit so you can't faff about! I'm hoping to take my Office 2010 MOS Master exams in a few weeks.
    www.allaboutitq.co
     

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