New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014: Brief

  • AUTHORS: June Jamrich Parsons; Dan Oja
  • ISBN-13: 9781285097695 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 328 Pages  Paperback 
  • 16th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Take your students beyond the basics with the award-winning NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Designed to get all students up-to-speed on essential computer literacy skills, this market leading text goes deeper, providing students with the technical and practical information they need for academic and career success. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014 incorporates significant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life; such as concerns for data security, personal privacy, online safety, controversy over digital rights management, interest in open source software and portable applications, and more. In addition, coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013 will introduce your students to the exciting new features of Microsoft's next generation of software. ** The eBook CD is not automatically for sale with this book. It is available for purchase with this book in a separate bundle.

Features

  • 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. Computer Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this Edition

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