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Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory 8th Edition

Dan Oja, June Jamrich Parsons

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2010, 2009, 2008
  • 252 Pages

Overview

Make today's most timely computer concepts engaging and relevant for your students! The Illustrated Series has thoroughly revised this 8th edition to reflect the feedback from instructors and students. Among the improvements are the additions of interactive lab scenarios, new assessment opportunities, and a new streamlined design.

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.

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.
  • Online Companion – The addition of games and study tools to the 8th edition Online Companion will make students more active in the learning process and help them to retain information.
  • Student Edition Labs – Now each lesson includes online practice and assessment opportunities for your students!
  • Buyers Guide – The improved buyers guide helps students make smart technology purchases by reviewing how to get organized, what questions to ask, and how to compare offerings.
  • 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.
  • Online Companion Web site provides access to engaging learning activities and other media resources such as CourseCasts.
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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  • ISBN-10: 1133456324
  • ISBN-13: 9781133456322
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  • ISBN-10: 0538749393
  • ISBN-13: 9780538749398
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  • RETAIL $159.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, Introductory

ISBN: 9781133526216
Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy--to--use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included such as data and solution files, syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133716150

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Cartridge Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133526254
Electronic code allowing access to WebTutor WebCT Cartridge which includes Syllabus, Test Banks, PowerPoint Presentations, Topic Reviews, Topic Review Questions, Case Assignments, and Case Solutions.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133716167

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133716150
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Cartridge Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133526254
Electronic code allowing access to WebTutor WebCT Cartridge.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133716167
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285794235
Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing with Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285790435
Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.