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Connie M. Forde

Professor, Instructional Systems and Workforce Development

E-mail address: cforde@colled.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/teched/people/faculty/forde.html


Educational Background:

  • University of Mississippi, Ph.D., Higher Education
  • University of Southern Mississippi, M.Ed., Business Education
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., Business Education
  • Jones County Junior College, A.A.


Professional Experience:

  • Mississippi State University, Professor - Technology and Education
  • Jones County Junior College, Instructor - Business Division
  • Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning - Administrative Assistant
  • Covington County Vocational Complex, Instructor - Intensive Business
  • Law Office of Woodrow W. Barham, Jr., Legal Secretary


Advanced Word Processing: Microsoft Office 2013: Lessons 56-110

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: Cengage Learning- South-Western
19th Edition,2014
ISBN: 1133588964
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo, Vicki Robertson

ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING, LESSONS 56-110, MICROSOFT WORD 2013, 19th Edition, will help you master the critical word processing skills most important for academic and career success. Using Microsoft Word 2013, you will build expertise in creating and formatting business correspondence, tables, reports, mail merge, advanced tables graphics, meeting/travel/news documents, legal documents, medical documents, and human resources/employment documents. When coupled with web-based Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online (KPDO) software, you can work independently at home or at school with this easy-to-use integrated system.



Keyboarding & Word Processing Essentials: Microsoft Office 2013: Lessons 1-55

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: Cengage Learning-South-Western
19th Edition,2014
ISBN: 1133588948
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo, Vicki Robertson

Prepare for academic and workplace success with KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING ESSENTIALS, LESSONS 1-55, Microsoft Word 2013, 19th Edition. This market-leading text provides the tools you need to develop expertise in keyboarding, document formatting, and essential word processing skills using Microsoft Word 2013. Extra reinforcement, communication skill review, and an introduction to Windows 8 and web-based computing will get you ready for today's workplace.



Keyboarding & Word Processing Essentials: Microsoft Office 2010: Lessons 1-55

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: Cengage Learning-South-Western
18th Edition,2011
ISBN: 0538495383
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo

The Eighteenth Edition of KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING ESSENTIALS, LESSONS 1-55 uses proven techniques to help readers master the keyboarding and formatting skills they need for career success--from initial new-key learning to expertise in formatting business documents with Microsoft Word 2010. South-Western College Keyboarding offers a proven, time-tested approach that helps readers develop a strong foundation in basic keyboarding, steadily improve their skills, and rapidly become proficient in document formatting and business communication. Each lesson is clearly focused, well structured, and designed to provide step-by-step training and reinforcement to help readers quickly acquire and apply new skills.



Advanced Word Processing: Microsoft Office 2010: Lessons 56-110

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: Cengage Learning-South-Western
18th Edition,2011
ISBN: 0538495405
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo

The Eighteenth Edition of ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING, LESSONS 56-110 uses proven techniques to help readers master the advanced word processing skills they need for career success—including confident expertise in formatting business documents with Microsoft Word 2010. South-Western College Keyboarding offers a proven, time-tested approach that helps readers rapidly become proficient in document formatting and business communication. Each lesson is clearly focused, well structured, and designed to provide step-by-step training and reinforcement to help readers quickly develop advanced skills. This one-book solution includes 55 progressive lessons, documents, and software instructions within a space-saving easel-back format.



The Sports Connection: Integrated Simulation

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western
4th Edition,2011
ISBN: 9780538451451
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss

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.



Integrated Computer Applications 5e: Microsoft Office 2007

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning
5th Edition,2009
ISBN: 9780538730396
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss and Donna L. Woo

Using real-world scenarios, Integrated Computer Applications 5E challenges students to combine all of the tools of Microsoft Office 2007. This Text/CD package builds upon Word Processing skills and reinforces essential Communication, Keyboarding, and Internet skills. Real-world projects are presented in an easy-to-learn format which enables students to integrate what they have learned and use it in a meaningful way in the workplace.



Keyboarding & Word Processing 17e: Microsoft Word 2007: Lessons 1-60

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: Thompson Higher Education
17th Edition,2008
ISBN: 9780538730242
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo, and Linda Hefferin

Focus on the keyboarding and formatting skills most important for career success! Keyboarding and Word Processing 17E, Lessons 1-60, uses proven techniques to guide users from the basics of new-key learning to business documents using the commands of Microsoft? Word 2007. Lessons are clearly focuses on needs with skill building, communication skills, proofreading activities, and document formatting. Lessons 1-25 concentrate on developing keyboarding skill by learning the alphabetic keyboarding, top-row numbers, symbols, and the numeric keypad. Lessons 26-60 teach the basics of document and word processing formats including block and modified block letters, memos, e-mails, tables, review and edit documents, and graphics and newsletters.



Advanced Word Processing 17e, Lessons 61-120

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western
17th Edition,2008
ISBN: 0538730250
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo, and Linda Hefferin

Advance students to the expert level of word processing with College Keyboarding 17E: Advanced Word Processing, Lessons 61-120 (Certified Approach). Focusing on document mastery and advanced word-processing functions with Microsoft Word 2007, students will apply functions to business correspondence, tables, reports, and administrative and employment documents. Graphics and design enhancement functions are also included, giving students the skills that they need to produce professional and appealing documents and business communications.



Advanced Word Processing 16e, Lessons 61-120

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western
16th Edition,2006
ISBN: 053872823X
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo, and Linda Hefferin

Advance students to the expert level of word processing. Focusing on document mastery and advanced word-processing functions with Word 2003, students will apply functions to business correspondence, tables, reports, and administrative and employment documents. Graphics and design enhancement functions are also included, giving students the skills that they need to produce professional and appealing documents and business communications.



Keyboarding & Word Processing 16e: Microsoft Word 2003: Lessons 1-60

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: Thompson Higher Education
16th Edition,2006
ISBN: 0538972238
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss, Donna L. Woo, and Linda Hefferin

Combining keyboarding lessons and skillbuilding with basic formatting skill using Word 2003, this text will develop speed and accuracy while teaching the basics of document and word processing. Formats include block and modified block letters, standard memos, simple reports, references, title pages, tables, and newsletters. Perfect for an introductory word processing course, this text also includes a capstone project that reinforces lesson concepts.



Integrated Applications with Microsoft Office XP

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Thomson Learning
2003
ISBN: 0538725486
Collaborators: Susie Van Huss and Donna Woo

While teaching all of the tools of Microsoft Office XP, our Integrated Applications package challenges students with real-world scenarios. Projects allow students to incorporate these tools into Microsoft Word 2002 documents. Organized into distinct modules, this text provides instructors with the freedom to pick and choose the topics most applicable to students' needs.



Business Applications with Microsoft Word: Advanced Document Processing

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Thomson Learning
2003
ISBN: 0538725559
Collaborators: Susie Van Huss

Business Applications with Microsoft Word takes document processing out of the classroom and into the workplace. A simulated company serves as the overall structure for this one of a kind text. Realistic workplace projects integrate business vocabulary, critical-thinking strategies, and web-research skills into the instruction of document processing making it an ideal resource for a third semester document-processing course. Related learning and success tips for working effectively are include to improve workplace efficiency and professional development. The project-based applications reinforce the full range of word processing featues and provide over 150 assignments. A website at www.businessapplications.com simulates an intranet and acquaints the user with UBI and its services, and will provide valuable information needed in completing assignments.



College Keyboarding Complete Course Microsoft Word 2002

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Thomson Learning
15th Edition,2002
ISBN: 0538725478
Collaborators: Susie Van Huss and Donna Woo

This comprehensive text, provides three semesters of keyboarding and word processing instruction. All 120 lessons are in one convenient text, so students can advance from beginner to expert user without having to change texts.



College Keyboarding Complete Course- WordPerfect Office 2000

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Educational Publishing
2000
ISBN: 0538722568

College Keyboarding Complete Course for WordPerfect Office 2000 is a learning package for the new millenium. This exceedingly successful package combines three books in one volume.

Book 1     Keyboarding and Formatting
Book 2     Word Processing
Book 3     Integrated Applications



College Keyboarding Complete Course- Microsoft Office 2000

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Educational Publishing
2000
ISBN: 0538722495

College Keyboarding Complete Course for Microsoft Office 2000 incorporates numerous design features that simplify learning and ensure mastery of keyboarding, word processing, and document formatting. This course combines three books in one volume.

Book 1     Keyboarding and Formatting
Book 2     Word Processing
Book 3     Integrated Applications



The Sports Connection: Integrated Simulation

Forde, Connie M.
Publisher: South-Western Educational Publishing
1999
ISBN: 0538721081
Collaborators: Susie H. VanHuss

Feature-packed, The Sports Connection reinforces the essential application skills such as word processing and desktop publishing skills, spreadheets, databases, and electronic presentations. It is different from other typical document production simulations in that it provides students unique opportunities to go beyond the basics as they apply creativity in problem solving, decision making, flexibility, and more. The Sports Connection is available for Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office 97, and Corel WordPerfect Suite.




Shumack, K.A. and C.M. Forde. "Business Educators' Perceptions of the Impact of Their Professional Development on Classroom Instruction" Delta Pi Epsilon Journal 53.1 (2011): 1-13.
Shumack, F. A. and C. M. Forde. "Professional Development for Business Education Teacher: Status, Satisfaction, and Level of Decison-Making" NABTE Review in Business Education Forum 64.1 (2010):
Shumack, K. A. and C. M. Forde. "Motivators and Barriers to Professional Development" Business Education Forum 63.1 (2008): 45-48.
Forde, C. M. and S. H. VanHuss. "Opportunities and Challenges for Business Communication: Mastering Word 2007" Business Education Forum 62.1 (2007): 27-30,44.
O'Neil, S. L. and C. M. Forde. "The Survival of the Professional Organizations: A New Trust " Delta Pi Epsilon Journal 49.1 (2007): 43-49.
Forde, C.M. and S.H. VanHuss. "Word 2007: Defaults Impact Document Formatting" The Balance Sheet (2006):
Forde, J. E., A. Dill, C. M. Forde, and R. D. Hare . "University Administrators' Perceptions and Practices of Electronic Mail as a Communication Channel" Delta Pi Epsilon Journal 44.2 (2002): 91-109.
Porterfield, S. C. and C. M. Forde. "U.S. Fortune 500 Companies Human Resource Directors' Perceptions Regarding Competencies Required in the 21st Century of Entry-Level Business Emplayees with Four-Year Business Degrees" NABTE Review 28 (2001): 25-31.
Parker, B. S. and C. M. Forde. "Business Educatiors' Awareness, Implementation, and Value of the National Standards for Business Education " NABTE Review in Business Education Forum 54.4 (2000): 14-18.
Lehman, C. M. and C. M. Forde. "Teaching Your First Distance Course" Business Education Forum 54.2 (1999): 55-57.
Forde, C. M. "What can "I" do for Business Education? " Business Education Forum 50.4 (1996): 65.
Forde, C. M. "Learning to Lead" Business Education Forum 50.3 (1996): 56.
Forde, C. M. "Benchmarks of Excellence" Business Education Forum 50.1 (1995): 56.
Forde, C. M. . "Making a Mark in Your Profession" Business Education Forum 50.2 (1995): 60.
Forde, C.M.. "Position Titles and Major Strengths of Four-Year Office Administration Graduates as Percieved by Personnel Directors of Business Organizations in the Mid-South" Mississippi Business Education Association Yearbook 18 (1990): 114-121.
Forde, C. M. and C. M. Lehman. "Your Students' First Appraisal on the Job: How did you do?" Balance Sheet 71.3 (1990): 19-22.
Lehman, C. M., G. S. Taylor, and C. M. Forde. "Experiential Approach to Performance Appraisal" Business Education Forum 44.5 (1990): 25-29.
Forde, C.M.. "Writing Skills: A Ticket To Success" Mississippi Business Education Association Yearbook 17 (1989): 37-38.
Taylor, G.S., C.M. Lehman, and C.M. Forde. "How Employee Self-Appraisals Can Help" Supervisory Management (1989): 32-41.
Lehman, C. M., C. M. Forde, and M. W. Lehman. "Are your Students Learning Effective Body Language Skills?" Business Education Forum 43.2 (1988): 3-4.
Forde, C. M. "Competencies of Four-Year Office Administration Graduates as Perceived by Personnel Directors in Business Organizations in the Mid-South" NABTE Review 15 (1988): 31-35.

Forde, C.M. and K.A. Shumack. "Investing in Professional Growth." Effective Methods of Teaching Business Education. Beryl McEwen. Reston, VA: National Business Education Association, 2013. 278-290.
Shumack, K.A. and C.M. Forde. "Professional Association Membership: Extending the Community of Practice." Trends and Issues in Business Education. Wanda Stitte-Godhes. Reston, VA: National Business Education Association, 0. 174-187.