Presentation on theme: "Video Technology for Excel Competency Programs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Video Technology for Excel Competency Programs ByJoseph M. ManzoLehigh University
2 OVERVIEW OF TODAY’S PRESENTATION Purpose: To share my experience in developing a video reference and teaching tool for Microsoft Excel Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics.TopicsConditions and NeedsThe Excel competency program at LehighDeveloping a video tool at LehighDemonstrationCurrent and future applications
3 CONDITIONS AND NEEDSConditionsExcel is an every day tool for professionals in business.The emergence of not for credit / not for grade competency programs.Professors are teaching applications of Excel in class through multiple demonstrations.Students will forget most software skills if they do not use them.NeedsHow Excel is used, not how it works.An in class experience outside the class room.Reduce or eliminate in-class Excel demonstrations.A tool for relearning skills when they are needed.
4 THE EXCEL COMPETENCY PROGRAM AT LEHIGH Who / WhenAll freshmen business students and transfersFirst fall and spring semesterCore competencySkills required calculate data and conduct “What-if” scenarios.Formulas, Charts, Functions: IF, V-Lookup, FVStudents must pass a competency exam before registering for first accounting class (April spring semester)Passing grade is 80% or higherNot for grade or creditSkillsRequirements
5 BENEFITS OF THE EXCEL COMPETENCY PROGRAM Allows students who come to Lehigh with strong Excel skills to take the competency exam and complete the requirementFocuses on skills students will likely use during their undergraduate classesGives students flexibility to attend various seminars and examsStudents must pass the exam and retake if they don’t passProvides the core essential skills to get students up and running on Excel as quickly as possible
6 DEVELOPING A VIDEO TECHNOLOGY TOOL Collection of videos on CD ROMFilmed using advanced camera technologySmartboard for written demonstrationsGreen Screen technology to display Excel screenNOT a voice over screen capture modelOnly live takes…..no editing
7 Absolute References & Formulas VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONAbsolute References&Formulas
8 CURRENT APPLICATIONS & TECHNICAL SPECS CD & BookCore skillsFreshman receive over the summer to prepare for the Excel Competency exam.Reference tools for future classes640x480 resolution; 30 frames per second; .rmCamtasia access menuStreaming VideosAdvanced skill content (Regression, Histograms, etc.)Professors assign or refer students instead of doing in class demonstration.320x240; 30 frames per second; .rmCustom web site access
9 BENEFITS OF BOOK AND VIDEO Quick reference toolIncludes more business applications and assignmentsAddress learning stylesTextInversePicturesDemonstration
10 Senior Competency Program vs. Integration in the Curriculum FUTURE APPLICATIONS - ACCESSCovered in the Sophomore yearNot used by facultyStudents are not confident with skills in their Senior yearSenior Competency Program vs. Integration in the Curriculum
11 NEEDS RECAP How Excel is used, not how it works. An in class experience outside the class room.Reduced in-class Excel demonstrations.A tool for relearning skills when they are needed.