New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Comprehensive

  • AUTHORS: June Jamrich Parsons; Dan Oja
  • ISBN-13: 9781111529079 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 856 Pages  Paperback 
  • 14th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.

Features

  • BookOnCD - Containing screen tours, short videos, animations, and quizzes, the BookOnCD helps students visualize and retain computer concepts.
  • Chrips – The BookOnCD has a built in Chirping feature that allows you instantly to poll your class helping to add interactivity to your course. Students can also send you anonymous messages if they are too shy to raise questions in class.
  • Assessment – Ample assessment opportunities give your students plenty of practice. Assignments completed on the BookOnCD are automatically graded and the results are sent to your WebTrack gradebook, giving your students instant results and freeing up the time you typically spend grading.
  • Context - The content emphasizes social and ethical issues to draw attention to important topics and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions.

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

Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Computer Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. LANS and WLANS.
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.

New to this Edition

  • New Online Assets – Watch student comprehension soar when you choose to include Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts CourseMate for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts in your course. This textbook-specific Web site brings concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support your New Perspectives on Computer Concepts book. This CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need to effectively teach computer concepts and what your students need to engage in and retain the information.
  • Updated Coverage – With so many advances in technology, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 has been updated to cover topics such as Microsoft Office 2010 and the iPad, ensuring your students learn about the latest technologies affecting the world.

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