Higher Education

Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory, 8th Edition

  • Dan Oja
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • ISBN-10: 0538749393  |  ISBN-13: 9780538749398
  • 252 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2009, 2008
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Make today's most timely computer concepts engaging and relevant for your students! The Illustrated Series has thoroughly revised this 8th edition to reflect the feedback from instructors and students. Among the improvements are the additions of interactive lab scenarios, new assessment opportunities, and a new streamlined design.

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.
  • Online Companion Web site provides access to engaging learning activities and other media resources such as CourseCasts.

Table of Contents

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.
Unit E: Networks and Connecting to the Internet.
Unit F: Data Security.
Unit G: The Web and E-Commerce.
Unit H: Digital Media.
Unit I: The Computer Industry and Careers.

What's New

  • Student Edition Labs – Now each lesson includes online practice and assessment opportunities for your students!
  • Buyers Guide – The improved buyers guide helps students make smart technology purchases by reviewing how to get organized, what questions to ask, and how to compare offerings.
  • Online Companion – The addition of games and study tools to the 8th edition Online Companion will make students more active in the learning process and help them to retain information.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Microsoft® Office 2010: Illustrated Introductory, First Course + Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory, 8th + Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription

ISBN-10: 1133850707  | ISBN-13: 9781133850700

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  • Microsoft® Office 2010: Illustrated Introductory, First Course
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  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory
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  • Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription
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ISBN-10:  1111869251  | ISBN-13:  9781111869250

List Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.21

This Bundle Includes:

  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory
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  • Global Technology Watch Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory, 8th + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133072526 | ISBN-13:  9781133072522

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory
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  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card
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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.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538751770 | ISBN-13: 9780538751773)

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.

Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Combo, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111738262 | ISBN-13: 9781111738266)

List Price = $58.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.00

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.