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Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory 9th Edition

June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2010, 2009
  • 296 Pages

Overview

Computer Concepts Illustrated is designed to help students learn and retain the most relevant and essential information about computers and technology in today's digital world! This edition has been revised to cover the latest important computing trends and skills, but maintains the pedagogical and streamlined design elements that instructors and students know and love about the Illustrated Series. New for this edition, make the most of Computer Concepts Illustrated with the all-in-one CourseMate digital solution complete with a media-rich ebook, interactive quizzes and activities, and the Engagement Tracker for hassle-free, automatic grading! Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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.
  • Watch student comprehension soar when you choose to include Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate in your course. This digital solution brings concepts to life with a media rich e-book, interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support your Computer Concepts Illustrated book, and the Engagement Tracker feature for no hassle automatic grading. 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 content on the latest computer and technology trends and skills to ensure coverage of the most relevant and essential information.
  • 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.
SEL Unit: 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: 1285278925
  • ISBN-13: 9781285278926
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  • ISBN-10: 1133626165
  • ISBN-13: 9781133626169
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $110.25
  • RETAIL $146.95

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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.