Higher Education

Computer Concepts BASICS, 3rd Edition

  • Ann Ambrose Tidewater Community College
  • Dolores J. Wells Hillsborough Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1418865044  |  ISBN-13: 9781418865047
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

About

Overview

This best selling book from our BASICS Series has been thoroughly updated with the latest information your students need to know. Computer Concepts BASICS, 3rd Edition covers the most important computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, keyboarding skills, the Internet and Internet searching, Web page creation, computer ethics, and more. Students will gain a strong understanding of the basics of computers, how technology is changing the world in which we live, and the importance of the Internet.

Features and Benefits

  • Engages student interest with text features which include: lesson objectives, step-by-step instructions, screen illustrations, tips, notes, Internet coverage, projects, end-of-chapter activities, critical thinking activities, and SCANS correlations.
  • Provides many hands-on exercises and projects.
  • Offers cross-curricular activities that integrate science, language arts, social studies, and mathematics into the classroom.
  • Examines important topics including online research, solving problems, ethical issues, and finding information.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Computer Basics.
1. Understanding Computers and Computer Literacy.
2. The Internet and the World Wide Web.
3. The Internet and Research.
4. How a Computer Processes Data.
5. Input, Output, and Storage.
6. Operating Systems and Software.
7. Networks.
Unit 2: Using the Computer.
8. Keyboarding.
9. Windows and File Management.
10. Word Processing.
11. Presentation Graphics.
12. Spreadsheets.
13. Databases.
14. E-Mail and Electronic Communication.
Unit 3: Computers and Society.
15. Evaluating Electronic Information.
16. Creating a Web Page.
17. Technology, the Workplace, and Society.

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  • Spiral Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1418865036 | ISBN-13: 9781418865030

    List Price = $158.95  | CengageBrain Price = $158.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75

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Instructor Supplements

Computer Concepts BASICS  (ISBN-10: 1418865036 | ISBN-13: 9781418865030)

This best selling book from our BASICS Series has been thoroughly updated with the latest information your students need to know. Computer Concepts BASICS, 3rd Edition covers the most important computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, keyboarding skills, the Internet and Internet searching, Web page creation, computer ethics and more. Students will gain a strong understanding of the basics of computers, how technology is changing the world in which we live, and the importance of the Internet.

List Price = $158.95  | CengageBrain Price = $158.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75

Activities Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418865079 | ISBN-13: 9781418865078)

List Price = $75.95  | CengageBrain Price = $75.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.75

Student Supplements

Computer Concepts BASICS  (ISBN-10: 1418865036 | ISBN-13: 9781418865030)

This best selling book from our BASICS Series has been thoroughly updated with the latest information your students need to know. Computer Concepts BASICS, 3rd Edition covers the most important computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, keyboarding skills, the Internet and Internet searching, Web page creation, computer ethics and more. Students will gain a strong understanding of the basics of computers, how technology is changing the world in which we live, and the importance of the Internet.

List Price = $158.95  | CengageBrain Price = $158.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75

Activities Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418865079 | ISBN-13: 9781418865078)

List Price = $75.95  | CengageBrain Price = $75.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Ambrose

Ann Ambrose is Dean of Business, Public Services & Technologies at Tide Water Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her previous positions at the school include: Professor of Business, Director of Continuing Education, and Academic Division Chair of Business, Mathematics, Natural Science and Nursing. In addition, she has authored various publications on computer applications, including IC3 BASICS: Internet and Computing Core Certification. Ann holds a Master of Science degree in Vocational Education/Administration from Virginia Tech.

Dolores J. Wells

Dr. Dolores J. Wells has taught business and computer science at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa for 29 years. She teaches a variety of distance learning courses, participates on several committees assisting with the creation of new AS degrees for Florida community colleges, and has created numerous e-packs and authored or contributed to several textbooks, including Discovering Computers. More recently, she has authored three editions of Shelly Cashman Series' Dreamweaver books. Dr. Wells also created the first WebCT e-packs for the Shelly Cashman Series.