Benchmark Series 2010

The Benchmark Series is designed to teach the essential features of Windows and Internet Explorer and to develop a mastery skill level in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Its graduated, three-level instructional approach moves students from initial modeling of skills to guided application in project-based exercises to independent problem-solving in realistic workplace scenarios.

Paradigm’s new Benchmark Series: Microsoft Office 2010 offers a project-based, case-study approach to learning Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students build a working knowledge and introductory skill level in each application.

  • Project approach creates a realistic context for learning practical skills.
  • Case study assessments at chapter and unit levels test students’ abilities to solve problems independently.
  • Capstone integrated project capitalizes on the power of the Office suite.
  • NEW! Includes model answers for in-chapter projects.

Student Courseware

  • Text with data files CD
  • eBooks
  • SNAP 2010 Training and Assessment
    • Live-in-the-application skill assessments
    • Learning Management System
    • Innovative document checker
    • Interactive training tutorials
    • Concept questions
  • SNAP Tutorials CD
  • Internet Resource Center includes student data files, model answers, quizzes, projects, and study tips.

Instructor Resources

  • Print Instructor’s Guide with CD
    • Lesson blueprints
    • Course planning
    • Teaching hints
    • Model answers
  • Instructor’s Guide on CD —The same material that’s in the print instructor’s guide, plus PowerPoint presentations, in an electronic format.
  • EXAMVIEW® Assessment Suite allows instructors to create their own tests or use predefined, ready-to-activate tests from a bank of hundreds of multiple choice items.
  • Internet Resource Center includes PowerPoint presentations, model answers, teaching hints, grading plans.
  • Class Connections Blackboard cartridge include course syllabus, assignments, quizzes, tests, Web links, and projects.