Thursday, September 15, 2005

Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office

This free* add-on to Microsoft Office is long overdue. Here is the description from Microsoft's website:

Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office provides students and educators with new education-specific tools for their familiar Office applications. Learning Essentials includes curriculum-based templates and toolbars for Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation graphics program, and Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet software, plus academic tutorials from leading education publishers. Learning Essentials helps students get started, stay organized, and successfully complete high-quality assignments. And for educators, Learning Essentials can help them easily create effective instructional resources, complete administrative tasks, and implement new teaching strategies.

Learn more about it on the Microsoft website.

*Learning Essentials is FREE with Microsoft Office volume academic licensing.

You can download a Flash demo of Learning Essentials here. At first glance, this looks like a nice addition to Office. I've only downloaded and watched the demo, however, and I'd really like to "test drive" the actual product. It looks very promising.

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