New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014, Comprehensive

  • with Microsoft Office 2013 Try It! and CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • AUTHORS: June Jamrich Parsons; Dan Oja
  • ISBN-13: 9781285764634 
  • 872 Pages  Paperback 
  • 17th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • ©2015     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014 package will be a shrink-wrapped package of 3 print and digital products: The NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014, COMPREHENSIVE title will be bundled with exciting Microsoft Office 2013 content entitled MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 TRY IT! and the CourseMate PAC.

Features

  • Updated to cover the most relevant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life such as data security, online safety, digital rights management, open source software and the iPad.
  • Chapter outlines and Learning Objectives highlight what is covered and the expected student outcome for each chapter.
  • Concept Maps at the beginning of each section help students organize their knowledge.
  • QuickCheck exercises in each section help students gauge their reading comprehension.
  • End-of-chapter readings emphasizes social and ethical issues and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? exercises engage students in critical thinking about the topics.
  • End-of-chapter activities including Lab Assignments, Interactive Situation Questions, Interactive Practice Tests, and more reinforce concepts and engage students in practicing specific skills covered in each chapter.
  • A section in each chapter helps students practice information literacy skills using online tools for searching, selecting, organizing, evaluating, and citing source material. Add Search Expert to your course and help your students acquire skills and tools they can apply to research across the curriculum.
  • Discovery Issue format is designed to propel students into active study and investigation.

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

Preface.
Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. Local Area Networks.
6. The Internet.
7. The Web and E-mail.
8. Digital Media.
9. The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics.
10. Information Systems Analysis and Design.
11. Databases.
12. Computer Programming.
Glossary.
Index.
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 TRY IT!
Preface.
Before You Begin.
1. Getting Started with Application Software.
Microsoft Word.
2. Creating a Document.
3. Formatting a Document.
4. Finalizing a Document.
Microsoft Word Porjects.
Microsoft Excel.
5. Creating a Worksheet.
6. Formatting a Worksheet.
7. Finalizing a Worksheet.
Microsoft Excel Projects.
Microsoft PowerPoint.
8. Creating a Presentation.
9. Finalizing a Presentation.
Microsoft PowerPoint Projects.
Microsoft Access.
10. Creating a Database.
11. Finalizing a Database.
Microsoft Access Projects.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • Includes brief coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013.

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    ISBN-10: 1305260961 | ISBN-13: 9781305260962
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