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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2013: Brief 15th Edition

June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012, 2011, 2010
  • 320 Pages

Overview

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2013 makes it possible. This edition goes beyond the computer basics and covers relevant technical and practical information that matter to students' daily lives.

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.
  • 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 new technologies such as the iPad.
  • This edition introduces new tools that help students visualize concepts, organize their knowledge, think critically about technology issues, and sort through the sea of information that accompanies scholarly research and everyday social networking.
  • New 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.
  • New "Discovery Issue" format, designed to propel students into active study and investigation.
  • New "Concept Map" visual element at the beginning of each section helps students structure, organize, and generalize their knowledge.
  • Watch student comprehension soar when you choose to include Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts CourseMate for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 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 New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 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.
  • Context – The content emphasizes social and ethical issues to draw attention to important topics and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions.
Preface.
Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Computer Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
Credits.
Glossary.
Index.

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