Transferability of Skills

The main focus of the Office: In Practice series of text is transferability of skills—the ability of students to transfer Office skills learned to other contexts: personal, professional, and educational. The In Practice texts use the TIP approach (Topic, Instruction, and Practice) to promote transferability of skills.

Microsoft Office 365:
In Practice
(v. 2019)

  • Microsoft Word 365: In Practice
  • Microsoft Excel 365: In Practice
  • Microsoft Access 365: In Practice
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 365: In Practice
  • Microsoft Outlook 365: In Practice

Microsoft Office 2016:
In Practice

  • Microsoft Word 2016: In Practice
  • Microsoft Excel 2016: In Practice
  • Microsoft Access 2016: In Practice
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: In Practice
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016: In Practice

Microsoft Office 2013:
In Practice

  • Microsoft Word 2013: In Practice
  • Microsoft Excel 2013: In Practice
  • Microsoft Access 2013: In Practice
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: In Practice
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013: In Practice

Other Texts

  • 101 Tips for Online Course Success
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010

In Practice Authors

Randy Nordell, Ed.D.

Dr. Randy Nordell is a Professor of Business Technology at American River College in Sacramento, California. He has been an educator for over 25 years and has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus, a single subject teaching credential from Fresno State University, a master’s degree in Education from Fresno Pacific University, and a doctorate in Education from Argosy University. Randy is the lead author of the Microsoft Office 365: In Practice, Microsoft Office 2016: In Practice, and Microsoft Office 2013: In Practice series of texts. He is also the author of 101 Tips for Online Course Success and Microsoft Outlook 2010. Randy speaks regularly at conferences on the integration of technology into the curriculum. When not teaching and writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing, swimming, backpacking, and enjoying the California weather and terrain.

Kathleen Stewart, M.S. Ed., M.B.A.

Kathleen Stewart is retired from her role as professor and department chairperson for the Information Management Systems Department at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. She has a master’s degree in occupational education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. She has authored Microsoft Office texts for many years for McGraw-Hill and has been involved in corporate training in the Chicago area. When not occupied by a writing project, she enjoys traveling, working on her golf game, literacy tutoring, and exploring cultural activities in the city.

Annette Easton, Ph.D.

Dr. Annette Easton is retired from her role as department chair and associate professor of management information systems at San Diego State University. She taught for over 28 years at the university level and served as a School Board Trustee for eight years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fresno State University, and a doctorate in management information systems from the University of Arizona. Annette has published articles on information technology education, electronic meeting systems, and integrating new technologies into the information systems curriculum. She co-authored Cases for Modern Systems Development and has been an author of Access textbooks for McGraw-Hill Education since 2013. When not writing, she enjoys traveling and improving her golf game with her husband, spending time with her family and cooking.

Pat Graves, Ed.D.

Dr. Pat Graves is a professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. She taught at the high school level before receiving her doctorate in education from the University of Memphis. At Eastern Illinois University, she taught in the School of Business for 20 years. Pat has been an author for McGraw-Hill Education since 2002. She is the PowerPoint author for the Microsoft Office: In Practice series published in 2013, 2016 and 2019. When not writing, she travels, spends time with family, and friends, enjoys the music city of Nashville, and appreciates the peacefulness of the Tennessee mountains.

Michael-Brian Ogawa, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael-Brian Ogawa is a faculty member in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has been an educator for over a decade and worked with students ranging from elementary school through graduate school. M.B. holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and Educational Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. M.B. co-authored Microsoft Outlook 2007: A Professional Approach, Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Complete: In Practice, published articles in student academic success and School Librarianship, and speaks at a variety of conferences. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, baseball, running, and reading.

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