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MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Shaffer/Carey/Parsons/Oja/Finnegan's New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013, First Course, 1st Edition

  • Ann Shaffer
  • Patrick Carey Westminster Kingsway College
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • Kathleen T. Finnegan
  • ISBN-10: 1285512901  |  ISBN-13: 9781285512907
  • © 2014 | Published
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MindTap™ Computing for Shaffer/Carey/Parsons/Oja/Finnegan's New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013, First Course, 1st Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With MindTap Computing, the proven pedagogy of New Perspectives is integrated with SAM Assessments, Trainings, and Projects in a single, interactive learning path. You'll use Microsoft Office skills as you engage in critical-thinking and problem-solving in a highly relevant and cohesive learning experience. Through these activities and an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments 'on the fly,' making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today's teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students' use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade all homework and quizzes.

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The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


Essential Computer Concepts.
Exploring the Basics of Windows 8.
SAM Training Exploring the Basics of Windows 8. SAM Exam Exploring the Basics of Windows 8.
Managing Your Files.
SAM Training Managing Your Files. SAM Exam Managing Your Files.
Internet Basics and Information Literacy.
SAM Training Internet Basics and Information Literacy. SAM Exam Internet Basics and Information Literacy.
Word Tutorial 1: Creating and Editing a Document.
SAM Training Word Tutorial 1. SAM Exam Word Tutorial 1. SAM Project Word Tutorial 1.
Word Tutorial 2: Navigating and Formatting a Document.
SAM Training Word Tutorial 2. SAM Exam Word Tutorial 2. SAM Project Word Tutorial 2.
Word Tutorial 3: Creating Tables and a Multipage Report.
SAM Training Word Tutorial 3. SAM Exam Word Tutorial 3. SAM Project Word Tutorial 3.
Word Tutorial 4: Enhancing Page Layout and Design.
SAM Training Word Tutorial 4. SAM Exam Word Tutorial 4. SAM Project Word Tutorial 4. SAM Capstone Project Word 2013.
Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel.
SAM Training Excel Tutorial 1. SAM Exam Excel Tutorial 1. SAM Project Excel Tutorial 1.
Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data.
SAM Training Excel Tutorial 2. SAM Exam Excel Tutorial 2. SAM Project Excel Tutorial 2.
Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions.
SAM Training Excel Tutorial 3. SAM Exam Excel Tutorial 3. SAM Project Excel Tutorial 3.
Excel Tutorial 4: Analyzing and Charting Financial Data.
SAM Training Excel Tutorial 4. SAM Exam Excel Tutorial 4. SAM Project Excel Tutorial 4. SAM Capstone Project Excel 2013.
Access Tutorial 1: Creating a Database.
SAM Training Access Tutorial 1. SAM Exam Access Tutorial 1. SAM Project Access Tutorial 1.
Access Tutorial 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships.
SAM Training Access Tutorial 2. SAM Exam Access Tutorial 2. SAM Project Access Tutorial 2.
Access Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database.
SAM Training Access Tutorial 3. SAM Exam Access Tutorial 3. SAM Project Access Tutorial 3.
Access Tutorial 4: Creating Forms and Reports.
SAM Training Access Tutorial 4. SAM Exam Access Tutorial 4. SAM Project Access Tutorial 4. SAM Capstone Project Access 2013.
PowerPoint Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation.
SAM Training PowerPoint Tutorial 1. SAM Exam PowerPoint Tutorial 1.SAM Project PowerPoint Tutorial 1.
PowerPoint Tutorial 2: Adding Media and Special Effects.
SAM Training PowerPoint Tutorial 2. SAM Exam PowerPoint Tutorial 2. SAM Project PowerPoint Tutorial 2. SAM Capstone Project PowerPoint 2013.
Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
SAM Training Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. SAM Exam Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Appendix A: Introduction to Cloud Computing.
Appendix B: Capstone Projects.

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    ISBN-10: 1285514823 | ISBN-13: 9781285514826

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

Patrick Carey

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.

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.

Kathleen T. Finnegan

Kathleen Finnegan is a co-author on New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access® and has edited and managed many other successful textbooks on Microsoft® applications for Cengage Learning’s Course Technology. She has taught various computer courses for corporate training and high-tech companies and has developed courseware as both a technical writer and editor, with over 20 years of experience in this field.