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Enhanced Discovering Computersby Susan L. Sebok, Steven M. Freund, Jennifer T. Campbell Misty E. Vermaat and Mark Frydenberg.
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Based on extensive customer feedback, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ©2014 has been completely reexamined and revised to reflect the evolving needs of the concepts portion of the Introductory Computing course. This exciting new edition maintains many longstanding hallmarks, but is now highly focused on relevancy to provide students only with what they really need to know to be successful digital citizens in college and beyond. To better reflect the importance of certain topics in today's digital world, coverage of enterprise computing, ethics, Internet research skills, mobile computing, operating systems (other than Windows), browsers, security, and Web 2.0 has been expanded and integrated. New critical thinking and problem solving exercises are included in every feature throughout the text, engaging students in regular practice of higher-order thinking skills. In addition, students have more opportunity for hands-on practice with the completely revised end-of-chapter activities. With these enhancements and more, the new DISCOVERING COMPUTERS is an even more engaging teaching and learning tool for your classroom.
Book News Annotation:
The new edition of the textbook has been revised to account for the current computer trends and to incorporate comments from instructors and students. It assumes no previous experience with computers. The topics include digital literacy: introducing a world of technology, computer and mobile devices: evaluating the possibilities, inside computers and mobile devices: exploring the components, digital storage: preserving on media and in the cloud, communications and networks: sending and receiving digital content, and information systems and program development: designing and building solutions. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
Table of Contents
Focus On: Purchasing the Right Computer. 1: Digital Literacy: Introducing a World of Technology. 2: The Internet: Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating. 3: Computers and Mobile Devices: Evaluating the Possibilities. 4: Programs and Apps: Using Software at Work, School, and Home. 5: Digital Safety and Security: Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses. 6: Inside Computers and Mobile Devices: Exploring the Components. 7: Input and Output: Examining Popular Devices. 8: Digital Storage: Preserving on Media and in the Cloud. 9: Operating Systems: Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources. 10: Communications and Networks: Sending and Receiving Digital Content. 11: Information and Data Management: Organizing, Verifying, Maintaining, and Accessing. 12: Information Systems and Program Development: Designing and Building Solutions. Focus On: Troubleshooting Computer and Mobile Device Problems. Focus On: Jump Starting Your Technology Career. Focus On: Workbook.
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