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The Sports Connection: Integrated Simulation, 4th Edition

  • Susie VanHuss
  • Connie M. Forde
  • ISBN-10: 0538451459
  • ISBN-13: 9780538451451
  • 152 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2004, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

SPORTS CONNECTION, Integrated Simulation 4e reinforces essential computer applications skills using Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010. Students prepare documents, worksheets, presentations, databases and publications that incorporate a wide variety of software applications. This intermediate/advanced simulation allows students to go beyond the basics by encouraging creative problem solving, composition and critical thinking.


  • Sports Connection, Integrated Simulation 4e reinforces essential computer application skills, such as word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and electronic presentations.

  • This intermediate/advanced simulation is different from other document production simulations in that it provides opportunities to go beyond the basics and apply creative solutions to in-text assignments.

  • Sports Connection, Integrated Simulation 4e is an ideal next step for students that have completed an advanced Keyboarding course and are ready to integrate more advanced applications.

About the Author

Susie VanHuss

Distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of South Carolina

Connie M. Forde

Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

Table of Contents

1. Project 1: Sports Connection Identity.
2. Project 2: Finances.
3. Project 3: Community Foundation Relationship.
4. Project 4: Information Management.
5. Project 5: Grand Opening.
6. Project 6: Marketing and Promotion.
7. Project 7: Database Management.
8. Project 8: Program Management.
9. Project 9: Program Connectivity.

New to this edition

  • Addresses Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 applications.
  • 21st Century Skills are meaningfully integrated into each project.
  • Desktop publishing activities now support both Word and Publisher.
  • Corporate Identity/Branding is created and applied through development of a custom theme, incorporating a logo, and standardizing documents.
  • Completed projects in Sports Connection, Integrated Simulation 4e become a portfolio of work that students can present to employers to demonstrate their proficiency in integrating many computer applications.