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Overview

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society gives your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its emphasis on basic computer concepts and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today's career-focused students.

Deborah Morley, College of the Sequoias

Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today, she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.
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  • New interviews with industry experts provide students with current and accurate insight on new technologies.
  • Emphasis on societal issues such as ethics, intellectual property rights, security, and privacy keeps students informed on topics that are extremely relevant to their lives today.
  • Updated to cover current and emerging technologies and how they affect students' lives today!
  • HAZARD boxes offer practical tips that students can use immediately to protect themselves from hardware, security, or privacy problems.
  • MODULAR ORGANIZATION emphasizes the relationship among topics and chapters.
  • "ASK THE EXPERT" BOXES offer career advice from industry leaders.
  • "EXPERT INSIGHT" ARTICLES relate that chapter's topic to IT careers.
1. Introduction to the World of Computers.
2. A Closer Look at Hardware and Software.
3. The Internet and the World Wide Web.
4. Network and Internet Security.
5. Computer Security and Privacy.
6. Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics.
7. Health, Access, and the Environment.
8. Emerging Technologies.
References and Resources Guide.
Glossary/Index.
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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.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285839145
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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.

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