Discovering Computers 2011: Complete, 1st Edition

  • Gary B. Shelly
  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1439079269  |  ISBN-13: 9781439079263
  • 920 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006
  • © 2011 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available
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    About

    Overview

    Discovering Computers 2011: Complete provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students the most important computer concepts in today's digital world through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking, along with online reinforcement tools on the unparalleled Online Companion. Updated for currency, students will learn the latest trends in technology and computer concepts and how these topics are integrated into their daily lives.


    Features/Benefits

    • Engages students with New Computer Usage @ Work boxes that describe how computers are utilized in several professional industries and new Innovative Computing boxes that show examples of how particular technologies are used in creative ways.
    • Introduces and familiarizes students with new and developing technologies with New Living Digitally and Web 2.0 features which also help to make the technology accessible for introductory students.
    • Challenges students with New Exploring Computer Careers and Green Computing end-of-chapter student assignments that allow students to apply the concepts learned in the chapter and brand new CNET videos on the Online Companion that broaden student experience learning about computer concepts.
    • Gives students a complete introduction to the latest in computers and technology including Web 2.0, green computing and Web applications.
    • Brings relevance to concepts with updated FAQ and Ethics & Issues boxes, Companies on the Cutting Edge, Technology Trailblazers, and High-Tech Talk articles.
    • Reinforces and encourages students to explore concepts on their own with the robust Online Companion, which features countless quizzes, learning games, exercises, and special features.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Computers.
    Special Feature: Timeline 2011.
    2. The Internet and World Wide Web.
    Special Feature: Making Use of the Web.
    3. Application Software.
    Special Feature: Digital Communications.
    4. The Components of the System Unit.
    5. Input.
    6. Output.
    Special Feature: Digital Video Technology.
    7. Storage.
    8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs.
    Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2011.
    9. Communications and Networks.
    10. Database Management.
    11. Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy.
    Special Feature: Digital Forensics.
    12. Information System Development.
    13. Programming Languages and Program Development.
    Special Feature: Web 2.0 Program Development.
    14. Enterprise Computing.
    Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study.
    15. Computer Careers and Certification.
    Special Feature: Living Digitally.
    Appendices.
    A: Quiz Yourself Answers.
    B: Computer Acronyms.
    C: Coding Schemes and Number Systems.

    Learning Resource Bundles

    Learning Resource Bundles

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


    Bundle: Discovering Computers 2011: Complete + Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Complete Concepts and Techniques + Microsoft Office Access 2007: Complete Concepts and Techniques + SAM 2007 Assessment, Projects, and Training v6.0 Printed Access Card
    ISBN-10: 0495963658  | ISBN-13: 9780495963653


    Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Printed Access Card
    ISBN-10:  1111624577  | ISBN-13:  9781111624576


    Bundle: Discovering Computers 2011: Complete + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card + Microsoft® Office 2010 for Medical Professionals Illustrated
    ISBN-10:  1133535151  | ISBN-13:  9781133535157


    Bundle: Discovering Computers 2011: Complete + Microsoft® Office 2010: Essential + Video DVD, Brief
    ISBN-10:  049596235X  | ISBN-13:  9780495962359



    ISBN-10:  1111869383 | ISBN-13:  9781111869380


    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.

    WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429340 | ISBN-13: 9781111429348)

    Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


    Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1439080143 | ISBN-13: 9781439080146)

    Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2011: COMPLETE, 1st Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.


    WebTutor™ on Angel Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111428409 | ISBN-13: 9781111428402)

    Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback, and keeps you connected to your instructor and classmates.


    WebTutor™ on Angel Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429537 | ISBN-13: 9781111429539)

    Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback, and keeps you connected to your instructor and classmates.


    WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429367 | ISBN-13: 9781111429362)

    Succeed in your technology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


    Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439081166 | ISBN-13: 9781439081167)


    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.

    WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429340 | ISBN-13: 9781111429348)

    Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


    Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1439080143 | ISBN-13: 9781439080146)

    Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2011: COMPLETE, 1st Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.


    WebTutor™ on Angel Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111428409 | ISBN-13: 9781111428402)

    Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback, and keeps you connected to your instructor and classmates.


    WebTutor™ on Angel Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429537 | ISBN-13: 9781111429539)

    Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback, and keeps you connected to your instructor and classmates.


    WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429367 | ISBN-13: 9781111429362)

    Succeed in your technology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


    Meet the Author

    About the Author

    Gary B. Shelly

    Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

    Misty E. Vermaat

    Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.