Higher Education

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014, Introductory, 17th Edition

  • Includes Microsoft Office 2013 Try It! and CourseMate™ Printed Access Card
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • ISBN-10: 1285766997  |  ISBN-13: 9781285766997
  • 584 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.00
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

The NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014 package will be a shrink-wrapped package of 3 print and digital products: The NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014, INTRODUCTORY title will be bundled with exciting Microsoft Office 2013 content entitled MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 TRY IT! and the CourseMate PAC.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated to cover the most relevant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life such as data security, online safety, digital rights management, open source software and the iPad.
  • Chapter outlines and Learning Objectives highlight what is covered and the expected student outcome for each chapter.
  • Concept Maps at the beginning of each section help students organize their knowledge.
  • QuickCheck exercises in each section help students gauge their reading comprehension.
  • End-of-chapter readings emphasizes social and ethical issues and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? exercises engage students in critical thinking about the topics.
  • End-of-chapter activities including Lab Assignments, Interactive Situation Questions, Interactive Practice Tests, and more reinforce concepts and engage students in practicing specific skills covered in each chapter.
  • A section in each chapter helps students practice information literacy skills using online tools for searching, selecting, organizing, evaluating, and citing source material. Add Search Expert to your course and help your students acquire skills and tools they can apply to research across the curriculum.
  • Discovery Issue format is designed to propel students into active study and investigation.

Table of Contents

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014, INTRODUCTORY.
Preface.
Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. Local Area Networks.
6. The Internet.
7. The Web and E-mail.
8. Digital Media.
Glossary.
Index.
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 TRY IT!.
Preface.
Before You Begin.
1. Getting Started with Application Software.
Microsoft Word.
2. Creating a Document.
3. Formatting a Document.
4. Finalizing a Document.
Microsoft Word Porjects.
Microsoft Excel.
5. Creating a Worksheet.
6. Formatting a Worksheet.
7. Finalizing a Worksheet.
Microsoft Excel Projects.
Microsoft PowerPoint.
8. Creating a Presentation.
9. Finalizing a Presentation.
Microsoft PowerPoint Projects.
Microsoft Access.
10. Creating a Database.
11. Finalizing a Database.
Microsoft Access Projects.
Index.

What's New

  • Includes brief coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Book Only Edition

    ISBN-10: 130526097X | ISBN-13: 9781305260979

    List Price = $132.95  | CengageBrain Price = $132.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

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: Text + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Microsoft® Office 2013: Introductory Printed Access Card + CourseMate Printed Access Card for Parsons/Oja's New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2015: Introductory

ISBN-10: 1305384253 | ISBN-13: 9781305384255

List Price = $259.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader v3.0 Multi-Term Printed Access Card
    List Price = $153.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.75
  • New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014, Introductory
    List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.00
  • CourseMate Printed Access Card
    List Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00


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

Online Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1305080432 | ISBN-13: 9781305080430)

The Instructor Companion Site helps you make the most of your course with teaching aids and information on using the text. Key Features include: QuickCheck Answers provide a simple self-test for students before moving to the next session. Instructor's Manual summarizes the tutorial sections, figures, boxed elements, and contains teacher tips, and classroom/lab activities. The manual provides all of the resources you need to teach your course with efficiency while giving you tips on how to engage your students. Customizable PPT Lecture Presentations outline key concepts and terms from each tutorial, saving you time in preparation for class. Additional Projects provide extra practice to ensure students understand the material prior to exams. Customizable Sample Syllabi outline policies, assignments, exams, and other course information to help you set up your course with ease.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980506 | ISBN-13: 9781285980508)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285777778 | ISBN-13: 9781285777771)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. The CourseMates includes the current assets, such as quizzes, projects, games, flashcards, and access to Global Technology Watch. We’ll also be adding Student Edition Labs: Your customers have asked and we’ve listened! Back by popular demand, SE Labs are being added to the CourseMates for these packages; MindTap Reader: CourseMates will include the MindTap Reader as the eBook; and Microsoft Office 2013 videos: Engaging videos clarify essential ideas and show how to perform important skills.

List Price = $92.00  | CengageBrain Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305264916 | ISBN-13: 9781305264915)

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Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305510666 | ISBN-13: 9781305510661)

List Price = $153.00  | CengageBrain Price = $153.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training & Projects with MindTap Reader Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305395700 | ISBN-13: 9781305395701)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

List Price = $153.00  | CengageBrain Price = $153.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285777778 | ISBN-13: 9781285777771)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. The CourseMates includes the current assets, such as quizzes, projects, games, flashcards, and access to Global Technology Watch. We’ll also be adding Student Edition Labs: Your customers have asked and we’ve listened! Back by popular demand, SE Labs are being added to the CourseMates for these packages; MindTap Reader: CourseMates will include the MindTap Reader as the eBook; and Microsoft Office 2013 videos: Engaging videos clarify essential ideas and show how to perform important skills.

List Price = $92.00  | CengageBrain Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305264916 | ISBN-13: 9781305264915)

List Price = $92.00  | CengageBrain Price = $92.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305395751 | ISBN-13: 9781305395756)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

List Price = $153.00  | CengageBrain Price = $153.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.