New Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive

  • AUTHOR: June Jamrich Parsons
  • ISBN-13: 9781305656284 
  • 944 Pages  Paperback 
  • 19th Edition
  • ©2017     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Give your students the full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, ENHANCED, COMPREHENSIVE. This dynamic book by leading technology author June Parsons provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. An insightful introduction highlights today’s digital evolution, while coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind today’s influential technology trends. Your students explore the underlying principles supporting the wide scope of digital devices in use today with a focus on the connectivity that pervades modern life. This Enhanced Edition includes a new hands-on programming chapter that lets students with no prior coding experience learn to program with immediate success using Python™.

Features

  • PROVIDES COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO TODAY’S SPECTRUM OF OPERATING SYSTEMS. This edition offers thorough coverage and examples of the latest MS Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Chrome OS throughout the book. Your students leave your course with a basic understanding of how to maximize the critical applications in today’s leading operating systems.
  • QUICKCHECK EXERCISES HELP STUDENTS GAUGE COMPREHENSION. Located in each section, these QuickCheck Exercises ensure your students fully understand the concepts they have just read before they progress further.
  • END-OF-UNIT READINGS HIGHLIGHT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES. These readings provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? exercises encourage students to think critically about the topics.
  • END-OF-UNIT ACTIVITIES REINFORCE CONCEPTS WITH MEANINGFUL PRACTICE. Interactive Summary Questions, Interactive Situation Questions, and Lab Projects enable students to practice the specific skills covered in each chapter with practical, hands-on applications.
  • STUDENTS PRACTICE INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS USING ONLINE TOOLS. A section in each unit guides students in refining their skills in searching, selecting, organizing, evaluating, and citing source material. When you add Search Expert to your course, you further help your students acquire skills and tools they can apply to research across any curriculum.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Digital Revolution. Unit I: DIGITAL CONTENT. Digital Basics. Digital Sound. Bitmap Graphics. Vector Graphics. Digital Video. Lab: The Digital World with Eyes Shut. Unit II: DIGITAL DEVICES. Device Basics. Device Options. Processors and Memory. Storage. Input and Output. Lab: What's Going on in There? Unit III: NETWORKS. Network Basics. The Internet. Internet Access. Local Area Networks. File Sharing. Lab: Hack Your Net. Unit IV: THE WEB. Web Basics. Browsers. HTML. HTTP. 270. Search Engines. Lab: Design Your Home Page. UnitV: SOCIAL MEDIA. Social Networking. Content Communities. Blogs and More. Online Communication. Social Media Values. Lab: Analyze Me. Unit VI: SOFTWARE. Software Basics. Operating Systems. Apps and Applications. Productivity Software. File Management Utilities. Lab: Put Your File Ducks in a Row. Unit VII: DIGITAL SECURITY. Unauthorized Use. Malware. Online Intrusions. Interception. Social Engineering. Lab: Chrome Lockdown. Unit VIII: THE ICT INDUSTRY. ICT Industry Basics. The Computer Industry. The Telecom Industry. Tech Careers. ICT Laws and Ethics. Lab: Perfect Your Profile. Unit IX: INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Information System Basics. Enterprise Applications. Systems Analysis. Design and Implementation. System Security. Lab: Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Unit X: DATABASES. Database Basics. Database Tools. Database Design. SQL. Big Data. Lab: SQL.
Unit XI: PROGRAMMING. Program Development. Programming Tools. Procedural Programming. Object-Oriented Code. Declarative Programming. Lab: Tunnels and Dragons. Bonus Unit: TRY IT! PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON™. Hello World Python™ Style. Wacky Word Game. Build Your Own Calculator. Ask the Computer. Race Game.
Glossary. Index. Answers.

New to this Edition

  • TRY IT! PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON™ OFFERS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TO USERS. This new unit provides a step-by-step, hands-on, introduction to programming. By following step-by-step instructions, student learn to program successfully and immediately-- even if they have no prior experience.
  • UPDATED SCREENS THROUGHOUT REFLECT THE LATEST OPERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS. New visuals incorporate the latest features of Microsoft® Windows 10 and Office 2016 to ensure that your students are prepared to work with the most current versions of these important tools.

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