Synopses & Reviews
This best selling book from our BASICS Series has been thoroughly updated with the latest information your students need to know. Computer Concepts BASICS, 3rd Edition covers the most important computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, keyboarding skills, the Internet and Internet searching, Web page creation, computer ethics and more. Students will gain a strong understanding of the basics of computers, how technology is changing the world in which we live, and the importance of the Internet.
Computer Concepts BASICS, 4E covers the most important computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, keyboarding skills, the Internet, Web page creation, computer ethics and more.
The second edition of the best-selling text in the BASICS series has been updated and improved to better meet your needs. Written in the same friendly BASICS style that you have become accustomed to, this new book provides an overview of computer literacy topics including computer essentials, applications software, the Internet and technology issues.
About the Author
Ann Ambrose is Dean of Business, Public Services and Technologies at Tide Water Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her previous positions at the school include: Professor of Business, Director of Continuing Education, and Academic Division Chair of Business, Mathematics, Natural Science and Nursing. In addition, she has authored various publications on computer applications, including IC3 BASICS: Internet and Computing Core Certification. Ann holds a Master of Science degree in Vocational Education/Administration from Virginia Tech. Dr. Dolores J. Wells has taught business and computer science at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa for 29 years. She teaches a variety of distance learning courses, participates on several committees assisting with the creation of new AS degrees for Florida community colleges, and has created numerous e-packs and authored or contributed to several textbooks, including Discovering Computers. More recently, she has authored three editions of Shelly Cashman Series' Dreamweaver books. Dr. Wells also created the first WebCT e-packs for the Shelly Cashman Series.
Table of Contents
Unit One: Computer Basics Lesson 1: Understanding Computers and Computer Literacy Lesson 2: The Internet and the World Wide Web Lesson 3: How a Computer Processes Data Lesson 4: Keyboarding Lesson 5: Input, Output, Storage, and Networks Lesson 6: Operating Systems Software Unit Two: Software Lesson 7: Word Processing Lesson 8: Spreadsheets Lesson 9: Databases Lesson 10: Presentation Graphics and Multimedia Lesson 11: Integration Unit Three: Advanced Computer Concepts Lesson 12: The Internet and Research Lesson 13: Evaluating Electronic Information Lesson 14: Desktop Publishing Lesson 15: Creating a Web Page Lesson 16: How Technology is Changing the Workplace and Society