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Computer Concepts: Illustrated Essentials 4th Edition

Katherine T. Pinard

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008, 2007
  • 48 Pages

Overview

Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in exploring computer concepts quickly and efficiently. Information is accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire topic in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the concepts covered in each lesson, and larger full-color images help students visualize and contextualize ideas. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.

Katherine T. Pinard,

Katherine T. Pinard has more than 25 years of experience writing and editing books about computer concepts, applications, and technology. She has co-authored or contributed to over 20 successful books and has edited or managed more than 60 titles. She is MOS certified in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Completely updated to reflect the latest changes in technology.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.
  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students of all levels explore essential computer concepts—examining different types of computer systems, and understanding input and output, memory, storage, security and applications software.
  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting one topic in a single view.
  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.
Unit A: Understanding Essential Computer Concepts.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285951875
  • ISBN-13: 9781285951874
  • STARTING AT $33.99

  • ISBN-10: 1285092783
  • ISBN-13: 9781285092782
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $29.25
  • RETAIL $38.95

"I like the very user-friendly approach and layout of the Illustrated book, as well as the pedagogy – the review skills and concepts. The students are reading and using the extra tips and information in the margins, which is a surprise to me because with the previous book I used they were overwhelmed by too much information. This 'hits it'."

"My custom Illustrated books cover the material well. My students tell me that they are written in a way they can understand. The books give excellent material but leaves the instructor room for innovative projects. The exercises are great learning tools. When the students tell me they are reading the text, I know we have made a good choice."

"Very user-friendly for students. Good graphics and activities. Provides the concepts in a way students understand."

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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.