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Peer Review

Word 2010 Introduction - Tabs, Tables and Formatting

by Stephen Moffat


Overall Numeric Rating:

4.75 stars
Content Quality: 4.25 stars
Effectiveness: 4.5 stars
Ease of Use: 4.75 stars
Reviewed: Mar 25, 2014 by Information Technology Editorial Board
Overview: Free online book is a manual for Word 2010 users. It's a job aid for learners of all backgrounds using Microsoft Word 2010.
Type of Material: Open textbook
Recommended Uses: Anyone who needs to work with Word 2010, either on the job or in school.
Technical Requirements: High speed internet access to download the book; free Adobe Reader software; free account on
Identify Major Learning Goals: Users will learn to use introductory features in MS Word 2010 software. It's a reference tool that can be used in self-paced study or with a course.
Target Student Population: Anyone who needs to learn how to work with Word 2010. For in class use, practice exercises and assessments are needed.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: Open textbook to learn Word 2010 and to use it on the job efficiently.
Concerns: The manual is more of a reference but it would benefit greatly from exercises and scenarios to make the learned material truly applicable.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: Clear step by step instructions and details for users at all levels. There are learning objectives in the beginning of each textbook section.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Open textbook with clear instructions on using Word 2010
Concerns: Advertisements in the book can be distracting to the learner.

Other Issues and Comments: Very helpful reference tool for users at all levels.