Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory

  • AUTHORS: June Jamrich Parsons; Dan Oja
  • ISBN-13: 9781133626169 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 296 Pages  Paperback 
  • 9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • ©2013     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Computer Concepts Illustrated is designed to help students learn and retain the most relevant and essential information about computers and technology in today's digital world! This edition has been revised to cover the latest important computing trends and skills, but maintains the pedagogical and streamlined design elements that instructors and students know and love about the Illustrated Series. New for this edition, make the most of Computer Concepts Illustrated with the all-in-one CourseMate digital solution complete with a media-rich ebook, interactive quizzes and activities, and the Engagement Tracker for hassle-free, automatic grading! Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Features

  • Highly visual streamlined layout presents topics on two facing pages and appeals to a wide variety of learning style.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes detailed lessons on important computer concepts and the newest technology trends.
  • Ample end of unit exercises provide review, practice, and assessment opportunities.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • June Jamrich Parsons

    June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

  • Dan Oja

    An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

Table of Contents

SEL Unit: Getting Started with Student Edition Labs.
Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics.
Unit B: Computer Hardware.
Unit C: Computer Software.
Unit D: Digital Electronics and File Management.
Unit E: Networks and Connecting to the Internet.
Unit F: Data Security.
Unit G: The Web and E-Commerce.
Unit H: Digital Media.
Unit I: The Computer Industry and Careers.

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  • Updated content on the latest computer and technology trends and skills to ensure coverage of the most relevant and essential information.

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