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MindTap Computing for New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory 1st Edition

Patrick Carey, Carol DesJardins, Ann Shaffer, Mark Shellman, Sasha Vodnik

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2016, 2014
Starting At 118.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

MindTap® Computing for Carey/Desjardins/Shaffer/Shellman/Vodnik’s New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

Patrick Carey, Westminster Kingsway College

Mr. Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Today, Mr. Carey has authored or co-authored more than 20 leading academic and trade texts for the software industry.

Carol DesJardins, St. Clair County Community College

Ms. Carol DesJardins spent 25 years in the private sector as a programmer, systems analyst and eventually Chief Information Officer. During that time, she honed her skills with Excel as an analysis tool. She transitioned her knowledge to the classroom and has taught several applications and programming courses. Ms. DesJardins co-authored her first textbook on Excel. In addition to writing, she continues to teach at St. Clair County Community College.

Ann Shaffer,

Ms. Ann Shaffer has contributed to several books about computers, including NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT® WORD. She began a career in textbook publishing as a Development Editor for William C. Brown and is now a freelance technical editor and writer. Ms. Shaffer holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mark Shellman, Gaston College

Dr. Mark Shellman, Ed.D., is an instructor and the Chair of the of the Information Technology Department at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina. A recent winner of the Instructor of the Year award at Gaston, Mark prides himself on being an excellent teacher and helping students succeed. Mark has been teaching information technology for over thirty years.

Sasha Vodnik,

Sasha Vodnik is a web developer and author with over 15 years of experience creating web content and writing about it. He enjoys the challenge of keeping on top of the fast-changing landscape of the modern web, as well as explaining how to write clean, powerful code in languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
Getting Started with MindTap: Watch a short video exploring Getting Started with MindTap.
Student Data Files: Access Student Data Files necessary to complete module assignments.
Microsoft Updates and QuickStart Guides: Find all the latest information from Microsoft about Office 365 and the Applications organized here.
• What’s New in Office 365: Find out what’s new and improved with Office 365.
• Office 365 and Windows 10 Update Mixes: Check these Mixes for changes and enhancements for the Office 356 Applications and for Windows 10.
• Quick Start Guides for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneNote: Learn the basics of each Application.
SAM Study Center: SAM Study Center provides students with highly visual study tools designed specifically for review and test prep
Productivity Apps for School and Work: This module introduces learners to all the latest Microsoft productivity applications, including Sway, Mix, OneNote, and Edge. To support Module content, learners are also provided with links to online Sways offering deeper content coverage.
Module content:
• MindTap eReader. Online textbook containing the full content of the printed text.
• SAM Exams: Allows students to assess their comprehension of the topic with measurable outcomes using assignable, auto-graded assessments that are ADA compliant and are Mac friendly.
• SAM Training: Trainings present the skills in various modes to support the learning styles of all students to provide them with the Microsoft Office skills necessary to be successful in school and the workplace. These projects are ADA compliant and are Mac friendly.
SAM Projects at the Application level: SAM Projects let students practice and apply their Microsoft Office skills in a real-world scenario. These projects are ADA compliant and are Mac friendly.
MindTap
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1305879279
  • ISBN-13: 9781305879270
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $118.00
  • RETAIL $118.00

Digital Access + Print — Flexible Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337069116
  • ISBN-13: 9781337069113
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $217.46
  • RETAIL $289.95

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MindTap Instructors Speak on a Streamlined Workflow - Jonathan

Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students' engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

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 Website

ISBN: 9781305879201
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305879232
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.