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Microsoft eLearning Solutions - John McGrath, Bell Techlogix


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Presentation by John McGrath, Bell Techlogix, at the 2010 AIKCU Technology Symposium

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Microsoft eLearning Solutions - John McGrath, Bell Techlogix

  1. 1. Microsoft eLearning Solutions John McGrath Sr. Software Licensing Specialist June 17, 2010
  2. 2. Welcome & Agenda <ul><li>Comparing Features & Benefits of both programs </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Microsoft e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>How to activate e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of IT Academy </li></ul><ul><li>How to purchase/enroll or activate </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started with IT Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Key contacts & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Comparison <ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only for products enrolled in Campus Agreement Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only for people enrolled (no students if not on campus agreement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single admin only, must manage entire organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All products, covers entire institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More depth and breadth of training offered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification-level courseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounted test vouchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can have multiple administrators with different levels of reporting capability </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Activating MS eLearning
  5. 5. Software Assurance Benefits Click here
  6. 6. Benefits Available Click on hyperlinked benefit to activate
  7. 7. Sample eMail Template Provided Your access code will be embedded in the email template
  8. 8. Usage Reporting Available
  9. 9. Benefits That Drive Business Results <ul><li>216 IT Pro </li></ul><ul><li>101 Info Worker </li></ul><ul><li>3 Developer (BizTalk) </li></ul>
  10. 10. IT Academy – in brief <ul><li>Annual subscription, membership program </li></ul><ul><li>Complete package of curriculum and resources, including </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware, textbooks, E-Learning, certification exams, marketing materials and professional resources </li></ul><ul><li>Over 500 Microsoft Press downloadable for curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with </li></ul><ul><li>General software client and application education (information worker) Microsoft Office Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Specific IT pro or developer technology education leading to Microsoft Professional Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrable skills for the 21st century workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Provides teachers and staff with </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development resources </li></ul><ul><li>Course management and use reporting tools </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Subscription-based program for accredited academic institutions * -- benefits cover staff, students, faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Complete curriculum package with ILT courseware, e-learning, and certification </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor professional development and reporting tools </li></ul>Curriculum Certification <ul><li>Microsoft E-Learning portfolio (300+ courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Digital Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Discount on MS Official Academic Courseware (MOAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Discount on Official Microsoft Learning Products </li></ul><ul><li>E-Reference Full-Text Libraries from Microsoft Press </li></ul><ul><li>Online, hosted virtual labs </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts on select Microsoft Certification exams Savings on MCP and MS Office exams </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certification testing center option </li></ul><ul><li>One free Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) membership </li></ul><ul><li>25% discount on additional MCT memberships </li></ul>Educator Tools Marketing Resources <ul><li>Instructor Learning Management System (LMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Content Development System (LCDS) for creating e-learning courses </li></ul><ul><li>Course completion certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the IT Academy member site </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started kit mailed to the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft IT Academy Program Member logo </li></ul><ul><li>Online IT Academy locator on ITA site </li></ul><ul><li>Free posters, videos, and marketing collateral </li></ul>
  12. 12. Campus License Membership Option <ul><li>AIKCU Campus Agreement Annual Price $1,380.81 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced version, $1750 if purchased from Microsoft directly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One membership required per campus </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to Customer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single license to manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies purchase process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy add-on with great benefits </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. IT Academy -- Exams & Certifications <ul><li>ITA Exam Discounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Office, MCAS -- $35 (ITA Price vs $75 (Standard) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCP -- $60 (ITA Price) vs $125 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Business Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Community Resource </li></ul>
  14. 14. Certification = Employability for Students 55% of Hiring Managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring 1 46% of Hiring Managers consider employee certification as a criterion for promotion 1 63% of Hiring Managers feel that certified individuals are more productive than their counterparts 1 40% of individuals reported that Microsoft Certification was a factor in improving their ability to find or keep a job or lead to a promotion 2 43% of individuals reported salary increases as a result of Microsoft certification 3 53% of individuals believe obtaining a certification makes them more marketable 4 93% report becoming more skilled in Office Applications as a result of getting certified 5 50% time reduction on common tasks by companies using Office certified personnel 6 1 2006 IDC Study 2 2006 MCP Customer Satisfaction Study 3 Redmond Magazine 2006 survey of compensation for IT Professionals 4 2008 Intrepid Survey 5 Certiport Global Survey 6 MSBC 2008 Study “ It’s truly a global marketplace, especially in the IT world. If you don’t have a certification that validates you have the needed skills, you’re at a significant disadvantage.”
  15. 15. IT Academy Member Site & Resources Campuses access their benefits through this main website, including signing up for E-Learning, MCT membership, test centers, marketing materials, exam discounts and more – all hosted by Microsoft
  16. 16. IT Academy in Practice <ul><li>Traditional quarter or semester-based programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ITA embedded to degree tracks – networking, programming, business school, visual communications, college of education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification as assessment (grade, final, extra credit, AP credit) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate development by colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-credit, continuing education, extension courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Back to school for adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time or full-time programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening/weekend programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on employability, skills development, certification outcome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty and staff professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology skills for boosting currency in classroom delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty members enhance tech credentials and certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEUs or clock hours for instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff keep current with MS Tech stack on Campus Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexibility in Offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate courses into existing curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer stand-alone courses for students using award-winning e-learning </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Top 5 Reasons to Join <ul><li>Reduces Costs. The Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) entitles schools to an extensive portfolio of benefits. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: By providing just 4 students or faculty with E-Learning under the ITA membership, they save the equivalent of the entire annual membership fee. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extensive E-Learning Library. The entire school’s academic staff, faculty, and students have access to our extensive E-Learning portfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>300+ online courses for the Advanced Level members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an EXCELLENT resource for students and instructors wishing to keep their technical skills current. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Differentiates the Institution. Schools can promote themselves as a member of the highly-respected IT Academy global community, leveraging the IT Academy and Microsoft brand, and gaining visibility among students and employers. </li></ul><ul><li>Save Teachers Time . ‘Ready-to-go’ solution and choices including Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and Microsoft Official Academic Curriculum (MOAC) textbooks containing lesson plans, presentations, assessments, set-up guides, and exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish Students. Provides students with career advantage and workforce preparedness through leading-edge, employability skills and certification on Microsoft technologies sought by employers worldwide. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Case Study: Statewide IT - Georgia <ul><li>Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Consortia of 30+ schools (colleges and universities) incorporated IT Academy statewide </li></ul><ul><li>TCSG Consortia has seen increase in enrollment over the last year of 15% and some individual schools at more than 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Common MS IT Academy language led schools to Windows Server 2008 track adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Technical College System of Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>160,000 students annually </li></ul><ul><li>33 schools – county-by-county statewide coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on workforce, tech career prep </li></ul><ul><li>98% of grads gain employment or continue education </li></ul>
  19. 19. Case Study: IT Skills Attainment - SUNY <ul><li>40+ statewide locations </li></ul><ul><li>20,000+ students </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Business Education </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible use of e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Official training, certification </li></ul><ul><li>ITA exam discounts </li></ul>
  20. 20. Getting Started Tips to Get Started Now For immediate help with the e-learning, the Learning Snack link below offers 12 minutes of instruction, broken into modules, on how to use the e-learning such as setting up classes, creating groups and giving access to students.   Click here to view: IT Academy E-learning Instructions Learning Snack -- modules for faculty-administrators * – *This link requires a download of the Silverlight (free) player   Also attached you’ll find a detailed presentation that walks through the various steps for creating access codes in the e-learning instructor portal.   For information on how to access all benefits, go to . You will need to sign in with a Windows Live ID and for first-time access you will also need your Microsoft IT Academy member ID#.
  21. 21. Key contacts Lani Fraizer – IT Academy Trainer [email_address] 916-947-6426 - Learning how to use the site IT Academy Support Team – [email_address] 800-508-8454 - Customizations, benefit codes, multiple admins Eric Jordan, IT Academy Acct. Manager - [email_address] 425-704-6867 - Implementation Sessions Email [email_address] for future scheduled sessions