Microsoft IT Academy Program Microsoft Learning Deployment Team Winter 2013 Agenda 1 What is MOAC? 2 What resources are included? 3 MOAC Features 4 How to access & MOAC resources What is “MOAC”? • MOAC is an acronym that stands for – Microsoft Official Academic Curriculum • Published by Wiley for Microsoft • MOAC provides everything academic instructors need to plan, prepare, and conduct hands-on classes with a goal of certification for students What resources are included? • MOS Resources: – Instructor’s Guide – Student e- Textbooks (found on the Member site) – Teacher PowerPoint presentations –with lecture notes – Test Banks • MTA Resources – Instructor’s Guide – Classroom Setup Guide – Test Banks – Teacher PowerPoint presentation-with lecture notes – Student e-Textbooks (found on the Member Site) -> Instructor Resources found on the Wiley.com site and Student e-Books found on the IT Academy member site MOS PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES Lesson Skill Matrix • At beginning of each lesson. Correlates each software skill covered in the lesson to the specific MOS exam objective domain Real-World Business Case Each lesson features a real-world Business case scenario that places the software skills and knowledge to be acquired in a real-world setting. Software Orientations Provide an overview of the software features students will be working with in the lesson. Step-by-Step Instructions • Concise and frequent Step-by-Step instructions – teach students new features – provide hands-on practice • Give detailed instructions to help students learn software skills. • Show results and screen images to match what students should see on their computer screens. Illustrations • Provide visual feedback as students work through the exercises • Reinforce key concepts • Provide visual clues about the steps • Allow students to check their progress Button Images When the text instructs a student to click a particular button, button images are shown in the margin or in the text. Key Terms • Important technical vocabulary is listed in the Key Terms section – When these terms are used later in the lesson, they appear in bold italic type with yellow highlighter and are defined. • The Glossary contains all of the key terms and their definitions. Reader Aids • Bottom Line: why this topic is relevant • Take Note: provides students with helpful hints • Another Way: shows alternate ways to accomplish tasks • Troubleshooting: points out things to watch out for or avoid Certification Ready Found throughout the text to signal students where a specific certification objective is covered Appendix: Matrix to Exam Objectives MOAC HOW TO ACCESS 1 2 3 4 Microsoftitacademy.com My Academy tab Expanded Curriculum section Expand What is MOAC? question MOAC Student Files Student File Download 1 Microsoftitacademy.com 2 My Academy tab 3 Expanded Curriculum section 4 MOAC Instructor Resources Expand What is MOAC? question Scroll to “Step 2” and follow instructions to register, sign up and download 5 Once on Wiley.com 1 2 Click on text link Follow instructions Do NOT click registration link on upper right During the registration process when asked to select a course, all fields under “course information” and “book currently used for course” are optional and can be left blank. Teacher Files Download Instructor PPT - Excel Downloading and Using MOAC RESOURCES New! MOAC Quick Start Guide Available on your state share site or the ITA Member Site under Getting Started MOAC – matrix for E-Learning courses and modules THANK YOU!