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Enhanced Computer Concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 Illustrated 1st Edition

June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja, David Beskeen, Carol M. Cram, Jennifer Duffy

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2014
  • 832 Pages
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Overview

Present the computer concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 skills perfect for your Introduction to Computing course with the latest ENHANCED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED. This all-in-one book makes the computer concepts and skills your students need to know easily accessible. Key application skills are clearly demonstrated using the user-friendly two-page spread found in the popular Microsoft® Office 2013 Illustrated Introductory, First Course. Today’s most up-to-date technology developments and concepts are clarified using the distinctive step-by-step approach from the Computer Concepts Illustrated Brief book. This edition highlights updated Office 365 content with Integrated Applications Projects, a Student Success Guide, and SAM Projects for important hands-on practice. You’ll find a wealth of instructional support and resources, including MindTap™ customized learning paths to reinforce the important skills and theories found in ENHANCED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED.

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.

David Beskeen,

David W. Beskeen has authored or co-authored numerous computer books since 1992, including more than 25 titles for Course Technology. He has guided readers in mastering PowerPoint®, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Windows®, Livemotion, and other leading proprietary software packages. An expert in applied technology, Mr. Beskeen has a variety of teaching and consulting experience in today’s computer technology.

Carol M. Cram, Capilano College

Carol M. Cram is the author of more than 35 textbooks on computer applications, business communications, and Internet-related subjects. Ms. Cram was also a long-time faculty member at Capilano College in North Vancouver, where she served as the Convenor of the Executive Support Program, the Program Consultant for Business and Computers in Continuing Education, and an instructor of business and computer-related courses.

Jennifer Duffy,

Jennifer Duffy is a freelance author who lives and works in New Hampshire. She has been writing leading texts for Course Technology for more than ten years and has authored previous editions of MICROSOFT® WORD ILLUSTRATED for the popular Office series. Ms. Duffy has worked successfully in the business world as a writer, editor, and public relations liaison. She combines her strong business knowledge and expertise in Word with exceptional writing skills that ensure the clarity of this and each of her other books.
  • UPDATED OFFICE 365 COVERAGE HELPS STUDENT NAVIGATE THE RADICAL DIFFERENCES FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF OFFICE. Students learn how to download from the cloud and save documents in the cloud using SkyDrive. They also discover how to maximizing the Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, including the latest Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access.
  • NEW INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROJECTS APPENDIX PROVIDES ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO PRACTICE SKILLS. This appendix gives you the flexibility to assign further meaningful, practical projects to your students.
  • NEW SAM PROJECTS APPENDIX OFFERS INSTRUCTOR-AUTHORED PROJECTS. Now your students can gain hands-on practice using SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) self-paced assignments selected by instructors, like you, to help them master Microsoft® Office skills and the computer concepts most essential for academic and career success.
  • STUDENT SUCCESS GUIDE EQUIPS YOUR STUDENTS WITH SKILLS TO ACCOMPLISH MORE IN YOUR COURSE AND BEYOND. Meaningful tips, advice and suggested resources to overcome common challenges prepare your students with the skills and insights to master key computer concepts, maximize the power of Microsoft® Office and become successful digital citizens.
  • UNIQUE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION TEACHES BOTH MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 SKILLS AND IMPORTANT COMPUTER CONCEPTS. This book uses the proven Illustrated Series approach to emphasize both the latest Microsoft® Office 2013 skills as well as today’s most important computer concepts, while enhanced technology resources help you reinforce students’ abilities.
  • DETAILED LESSONS HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S MOST IMPORTANT COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND THE NEWEST TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY AND TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD. Your students learn the skills that reflect today’s most progressive computer technology as they gain a thorough introduction to Microsoft® Office 2013 application skills.
  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW AND EASY-TO-ABSORB TWO-PAGE SPREAD LESSONS APPEAL TO A WIDE VARIETY OF LEARNING STYLES. This proven, focused visual approach with an entire task visible in a single view keeps learners of all levels engaged and actively learning important Office skills.
  • EXTENSIVE END-OF-UNIT ACTIVITIES PROVIDE HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Proven, practical exercises help learners become adept in their new Office skills while reinforcing the conceptual material from each chapter.
Student Success Guide.
CONCEPTS:
Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics.
Unit B: Computer Hardware.
Unit C: Computer Software.
Unit D: File Management and Digital Electronics.
WINDOWS 8:
Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.
INTERNET EXPLORER 10:
Unit A: Getting Started with Internet Explorer.
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office 2013.
MICROSOFT WORD 2013:
Unit A: Creating Documents with Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Formatting Documents.
MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Excel 2013.
Unit B: Working with Formulas and Function.
Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Unit D: Working with Charts.
INTEGRATION:
Unit A: Integrating Word and Excel.
MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2013.
Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Unit C: Using Forms.
Unit D: Using Reports.
INTEGRATION:
Unit B: Integrating Word, Excel and Access.
MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013:
Unit A: Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
Unit B: Modifying a Presentation.
Unit C: Inserting Objects into a Presentation.
Unit D: Finishing a Presentation.
INTEGRATION:
Unit C: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Email.
Unit B: Managing Information Using Outlook.
Appendices:
Appendix A: Working in the Cloud.
Appendix B: Integration Appendix.
Appendix C: SAM Projects Appendix.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
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