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SAM 2013 for Instructors: How to Use Express Assignment Creation

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This instructor resource video demonstrates how to use Express Assignment creation with SAM 2013. For Additional resources, please visit SAM 2013 at Cengage Learning.


SAM 2013 for Instructors: How to Create a Training

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This instructor resource video demonstrates how to create a training for your SAM 2013 course. For additional resources, visit SAM 2013 at Cengage Learning.


SAM 2013 for Instructors: How to Use Score Normalization

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This instructor resource video demonstrates how to use score normalization with SAM 2013. For additional resources, please visit SAM 2013 at Cengage Learning.


SAM 2013 for Instructors: How to Understand User Management

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This instructor resource video demonstrates how to understand user management with SAM 2013. For additional resources, please visit SAM 2013 at Cengage Learning.


SAM 2013 for Instructors: How to Copy an Existing Section

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This instructor resource video demonstrates how to copy and existing section with SAM 2013. For additional resources, please visit SAM 2013 at Cengage Learning.


SAM Helps Szymon Machajewski’s Students Gain Confidence and Proficiency with Computer Technology

Szymon Machajewski is an Affiliate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Grand Valley State University. An instructor for eight years, he currently teaches eight sections of Introduction to Computing annually. Szymon uses SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) — an interactive online learning environment that helps students master Microsoft® Office and other computer skills and concepts that are essential to academic and career success — in conjunction with the textbook Discovering Computers. Szymon discovered SAM in 2013 and saw the advantage in using a learning solution that gives students a self-paced, hands-on experience. “I was surprised at how successful SAM is at really bringing out what we’ve known now for a while, based on the research of Dr. Benjamin Bloom, that one-on-one instruction is most effective.”

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SAM 2013 for Instructors: How to Schedule SAM Path

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This instructor resource video demonstrates how to schedule SAM Path with SAM 2013. For additional resources, please visit SAM 2013 at Cengage Learning.


Using SAM, Instructor Melinda White’s Students Learn from Mistakes

Learning Microsoft® Office® applications requires repetitive hands-on practice and reinforcement to assure skill retention—yet many of the students in your computing courses may have family, work, and other obligations that make it challenging to find the time for that practice. Discover how Melinda White of Seminole State College (Florida) uses the trainings, projects, review resources, and exams in SAM to make learning convenient, engaging, and effective for the students in her Office Applications courses. Read More…


Professor Kathleen Gowdey’s Computing Students Stay on Track with SAM

Your Computing class may feature a mix of students with varying levels of experience with computers and technologies—leading to varying levels of preparedness and confidence. Additionally, students may not have ready access to their own copies of the software that you cover in class. But SAM — the learning environment that supports assessment, training, and projects —offers a solution. Dr. Kathleen Gowdey of Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA) has found that SAM helps to address the diverse needs of students who are at very different levels in terms of their Microsoft Office skills—and it provides them with a way to learn the software without having the entire suite downloaded to the computers they use. Read More…


Students of Dr. Steven Mark Sachs Like the Range of Learning Options in SAM

Students with varied computer backgrounds and learning needs require an environment that accommodates all proficiency levels. SAM addresses multiple learning styles with a student-friendly interface, three modes of learning (Observe, Practice, Apply), and a self-paced environment that helps them develop practical Microsoft Office skills with real-world simulations, hands-on training, and instant feedback. In the following Success Story, you’ll see how Dr. Steven Mark Sachs of Los Angeles Valley College (Valley Glen, CA) used SAM to support his students’ needs—and see an improvement in their performance in his Microsoft® Office® course. Read More…