Higher Education

Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief, 9th Edition

  • Dan Oja
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • ISBN-10: 1133526160  |  ISBN-13: 9781133526162
  • 160 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.25
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About

Overview

Computer Concepts Illustrated is designed to help students learn and retain the most relevant and essential information about computers and technology in today's digital world! This edition has been revised to cover the latest important computing trends and skills, but maintains the pedagogical and streamlined design elements that instructors and students know and love about the Illustrated Series. New for this edition, make the most of Computer Concepts Illustrated with the all-in-one CourseMate digital solution complete with a media-rich ebook, interactive quizzes and activities, and the Engagement Tracker for hassle-free, automatic grading! Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Highly visual streamlined layout presents topics on two facing pages and appeals to a wide variety of learning style.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes detailed lessons on important computer concepts and the newest technology trends.
  • Ample end of unit exercises provide review, practice, and assessment opportunities.

Table of Contents

SEL Unit: Getting Started with Student Edition Labs.
Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics.
Unit B: Computer Hardware.
Unit C: Computer Software.
Unit D: Digital Electronics and File Management.

What's New

  • Watch student comprehension soar when you choose to include Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts Illustrated CourseMate in your course. This digital solution brings concepts to life with a media rich e-book, interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support your Computer Concepts Illustrated book, and the Engagement Tracker feature for no hassle automatic grading. 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 content on the latest computer and technology trends and skills to ensure coverage of the most relevant and essential information.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief, 9th + Microsoft® Windows 7: Illustrated Essentials + Microsoft® Word 2010: Illustrated Brief

ISBN-10: 1285260139  | ISBN-13: 9781285260136

List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.25
  • Microsoft® Word 2010: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $51.95  | CengageBrain Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.00
  • Microsoft® Windows 7: Illustrated Essentials
    List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.50


ePack: New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2013, Brief + New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word 2013, Brief + New Perspectives on Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013, Introductory + Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief, 9th + New Perspectives on Microsoft® Windows 8, Brief + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Instant Access + CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305530829  | ISBN-13:  9781305530829

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  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2013, Brief
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  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word 2013, Brief
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  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013, Introductory
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  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.25
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
    List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00
  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Windows 8, Brief
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  • CourseMate Instant Access
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Bundle: Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief, 9th + Microsoft® Word 2013: Illustrated Brief + Microsoft® Windows 8: Illustrated Essentials

ISBN-10:  1285927982 | ISBN-13:  9781285927985

List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.25
  • Microsoft® Word 2013: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $46.95  | CengageBrain Price = $46.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.25
  • Microsoft® Windows 8: Illustrated Essentials
    List Price = $37.95  | CengageBrain Price = $37.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.50


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" 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 Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1133526217 | ISBN-13: 9781133526216)

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

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133716164 | ISBN-13: 9781133716167)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief  (ISBN-10: 1285195221 | ISBN-13: 9781285195223)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for COMPUTER CONCEPTS: ILLUSTRATED BRIEF, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

Add excitement to your classroom with A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES. Keep yourself and your students up-to-date on the hottest technologies on the Internet, from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud. Play one of these short videos to spice up your lecture and spark classroom discussion. Or, assign a video for homework and ask students to complete the correlated assignment. A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES takes the prep work out of providing your students with current, engaging content relevant to their lives.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133716164 | ISBN-13: 9781133716167)

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology 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 COMPUTER CONCEPTS: ILLUSTRATED BRIEF, 9th Edition.

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief  (ISBN-10: 1285195221 | ISBN-13: 9781285195223)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for COMPUTER CONCEPTS: ILLUSTRATED BRIEF, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES can add excitement to your classroom. These short videos about the hottest technologies on the Internet – from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud – provide current and relevant information on technologies that you can put to use right away.

List Price = $51.95  | CengageBrain Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.50

Games, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285787617 | ISBN-13: 9781285787619)

Interactive games designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Quizzing with Games, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285787374 | ISBN-13: 9781285787374)

Interactive games and practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Games are a fun way to learn and master facts and ideas. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

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Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285787498 | ISBN-13: 9781285787497)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $5.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $5.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

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.