Synopses & Reviews
Discovering Computers 2009 provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach learners important computer concepts through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking, along with online reinforcement tools on the unparalleled Online Companion. Updated for currency, learners will learn the latest trends in technology and computer concepts and how these topics are integrated into their daily lives.
Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2010: INTRODUCTORY: LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD, 1E and the robust Online Companion provide students with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
Discovering Computers 2009 provides learners with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text.
About the Author
Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series? textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Series? Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.Misty E. Vermaat has more than 20 years of experience in the field of computer information systems. She has co-authored many textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Discovering Computers, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Word books.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline 2009 2. The Internet and World Wide Web Special Feature: Making Use of the Web 3. Application Software 4. The Components of the System Unit 5. Input Special Feature: Digital Communications 6. Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 7. Storage 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2009 Appendices A: Coding Schemes and Number Systems B: Quiz Yourself Answers C: Computer Acronyms