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Emerge with Computers Version 1.0 (New Perspectives)
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In technology education today, there's a major disconnect between lecture halls and textbooks and the way students want to learn. Emerge with Computers bridges that gap by creating an environment that encourages students to do what comes naturally to them: surf the Web. Focused on Computer Concepts, Issues, and Skills in a wiki-style, online format, EMERGE WITH COMPUTERS covers a breadth of topics and contains RSS feeds to current articles, internal and external hyperlinks, videos, and more! EMERGE WITH COMPUTERS promotes discovery learning in a way that an 800 page textbook never could.
Do you feel there is a disconnect between lecture halls and textbooks and the way that you actually want to learn? EMERGE WITH COMPUTERS bridges that gap by creating an environment that makes studying feel like surfing the Web! With short, focused text, RSS feeds to current articles, YouTube videos, and links to internal and external sources, EMERGE WITH COMPUTERS helps you learn about technology in a way that an 800 page textbook never could.
About the Author
Ken Baldauf is the Director of the Program in Interdisciplinary Computing at Florida State University, where he is responsible for developing courses to meet the computing and technology needs across disciplines. Since joining FSU's faculty in 1998, Ken has taught Computer Fluency, Information Management, Digital Media, Web Development, and Programming courses to classes with enrollments as large as 2,500 students per semester. Ken has partnered with Course Technology on many projects over the years, which include weekly tech news podcasts called CourseCasts, and Succeeding with Technology, a technology driven and student focused computer concepts textbook. With years of experience teaching thousands of students, Ken recognized a growing disconnect between technology education and the way students want to learn. Ken partnered with Course Technology again to develop Emerge with Computers, an exciting new online framework intended to revolutionize the way students learn about and experience technology.
Table of Contents
PART I. CONCEPTS. 1. Digital Technology. 2. Hardware. 3. Software. 4. Internet. 5. Telecommunications. 6. Information Security. 7. Digital Media. 8. Databases. 9. E-commerce. 10. Business Systems. PART II. ISSUES. 1. Intellectual Property Rights. 2. Digital Life. 3. Freedom of Speech. 4. Privacy. 5. Ethics. 6. Globalization. Part III. SKILLS. 1. Windows Vista. 2. Word 2007. 3. Excel 2007. 4. Access 2007. 5. Power Point 2007. 6. Mac OS X. 7. Word 2008 for Mac. 8. Excel 2008 for Mac. 9. PowerPoint 2008 for Mac. 10. Google Documents. 11. Google Spreadsheets. 12. Google Presentations. 13. Professional Skills. 14. Internet Skills. 15. Information Security Skills.
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