New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Brief, 14th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • ISBN-10: 1111529094  |  ISBN-13: 9781111529093
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • © 2012 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available
  • Instructor Companion Site
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    About

    Overview

    Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.


    Additional Product Information

    Features/Benefits

    • BookOnCD – Containing screen tours, short videos, animations, and quizzes, the BookOnCD helps students visualize and retain computer concepts.
    • Chrips – The BookOnCD has a built in Chirping feature that allows you instantly to poll your class helping to add interactivity to your course. Students can also send you anonymous messages if they are too shy to raise questions in class.
    • Assessment – Ample assessment opportunities give your students plenty of practice. Assignments completed on the BookOnCD are automatically graded and the results are sent to your WebTrack gradebook, giving your students instant results and freeing up the time you typically spend grading.
    • Context – The content emphasizes social and ethical issues to draw attention to important topics and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions.

    Table of Contents

    Orientation.
    1. Computers and Digital Basics.
    2. Computer Hardware.
    3. Computer Software.
    4. Operating Systems and File Management.

    What's New

    • New Online Assets – 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 textbook-specific Web site brings concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support your New Perspectives on Computer Concepts book. This 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.
    • Updated Coverage – With so many advances in technology, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 has been updated to cover topics such as Microsoft Office 2010 and the iPad, ensuring your students learn about the latest technologies affecting the world.

    Learning Resource Bundles

    Learning Resource Bundles

    Convenient, cost-effective bundles provide additional resources to boost student engagement. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.


    ePack: New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Brief, 14th + Practical Problems in Mathematics for Information Technology + Computer Concepts CourseMate Instant Access Code
    ISBN-10: 1133800122  | ISBN-13: 9781133800125



    ISBN-10:  113322279X  | ISBN-13:  9781133222798


    Bundle: Text + Computer Concepts CourseMate Printed Access Card
    ISBN-10:  1133167829 | ISBN-13:  9781133167822


    Supplements

    Instructor Supplements

    Instructor Supplements

    All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

    Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 111152906X | ISBN-13: 9781111529062)

    Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient, easy-to-use DVD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this DVD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are also 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.


    Student Supplements

    Student Supplements

    All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

    Computer Concepts CourseMate Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111959498 | ISBN-13: 9781111959494)

    Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012, 15th Edition.


    Meet the Author

    About the Author

    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 that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June 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

    June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their 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, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.