Higher Education

Computer Literacy BASICS, 4th Edition

  • Connie Morrison
  • Dolores J. Wells Hillsborough Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133629733  |  ISBN-13: 9781133629733
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Bring your computer literacy course back to the basics. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online – everything your students need to be prepared to pass the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users. Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS 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 LITERACY BASICS CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Features and Benefits

  • Updated to map to the exam objectives for the latest Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards.
  • The straightforward, clean format presents learning objectives up front and includes step-by-step instructions, which makes absorbing skills and concepts easy.
  • End-of-Lesson materials include Online Discovery activities, which reinforce skills and concepts and makes students more comfortable with the Internet.
  • Comprehensive end-of-unit material supports important topics covered in the lesson and allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the material.

Table of Contents

MODULE 1: COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS.
Lesson 1: Computers and Computer Systems.
Lesson 2: Input, Output and Processing.
Lesson 3: Computer Protection.
Lesson 4: Computer Maintenance.
Lesson 5: Computer-Related Issues.
Lesson 6: Software and Hardware Interaction.
Lesson 7: Software Fundamentals.
Lesson 8: Operating Systems.
Lesson 9: Windows Management.
Lesson 10: Operating System Customization.
Module 1 Review.
MODULE 2: KEY APPLICATIONS.
Lesson 11: Exploring Microsoft Office 2010.
Lesson 12: Getting Started with Word Essentials.
Lesson 13: Editing and Formatting Documents.
Lesson 14: Sharing Documents.
Lesson 15: Working with Tables.
Lesson 16: Using Templates, Styles, and Building Blocks.
Lesson 17: Enhancing Documents.
Lesson 18: Getting Started with Excel Essentials.
Lesson 19: Organizing and Enhancing Worksheets.
Lesson 20: Creating Formulas and Charting Data.
Lesson 21: Getting Started with PowerPoint Essentials.
Lesson 22: Enhancing Presentations with Multimedia Effects.
Lesson 23: Getting Started with Access Essentials.
Lesson 24: Managing and Reporting Database Information.
Module 2 Review.
MODULE 3: LIVING ONLINE.
Lesson 25: Networks Fundamentals.
Lesson 26: Communication Services.
Lesson 27: Communications and Collaboration.
Lesson 28: Using the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Lesson 29: Web Content.
Lesson 30: Technology and Society.
Lesson 31: Security, Privacy, and Ethics Online.
Module 3 Review.
Appendix (IC3 Grid).
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • This text provides complete coverage of the new Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards.

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Instructor Supplements

Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3  (ISBN-10: 1133629725 | ISBN-13: 9781133629726)

Bring your computer literacy course back to the BASICS. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online – everything your students need to be prepared to pass the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users.

List Price = $155.95  | CengageBrain Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00

Computer Literacy BASICS: Comprehensive Guide IC3  (ISBN-10: 1133629717 | ISBN-13: 9781133629719)

Bring your computer literacy course back to the BASICS. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online – everything your students need to be prepared to pass the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $142.50

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133629598 | ISBN-13: 9781133629597)

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SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3  (ISBN-10: 1285195302 | ISBN-13: 9781285195308)

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 LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

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Whiteboard Activities for Digital Literacy  (ISBN-10: 1133187714 | ISBN-13: 9781133187714)

WHITEBOARD ACTIVITIES FOR DIGITAL LITERACY brings computer concepts to life using the Whiteboard platform to engage, motivate, and encourage students to actively participate in learning the concepts that will help them become digitally literate and to be prepared for success in today's computing world. This product can be used with both Promethean and SMART interactive whiteboards and encourages interactivity in the classroom making learning enjoyable and engaging for students as well as helping to increase retention of the course material.

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Student Supplements

Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3  (ISBN-10: 1133629725 | ISBN-13: 9781133629726)

Get back to the BASICS. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online – everything you need to ace the IC3 exam, and finish the course as a confident computer user.

List Price = $155.95  | CengageBrain Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00

Computer Literacy BASICS: Comprehensive Guide IC3  (ISBN-10: 1133629717 | ISBN-13: 9781133629719)

Get back to the BASICS. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online – everything you need to ace the IC3 exam, and finish the course as a confident computer user.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $142.50

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3  (ISBN-10: 1285195302 | ISBN-13: 9781285195308)

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 LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3, 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

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285069072 | ISBN-13: 9781285069074)

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 LITERACY BASICS, 4th Edition.

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Whiteboard Activities for Digital Literacy  (ISBN-10: 1133187714 | ISBN-13: 9781133187714)

WHITEBOARD ACTIVITIES FOR DIGITAL LITERACY brings computer concepts to life using the Whiteboard platform to engage, motivate, and encourage students to actively participate in learning the concepts that will help them become digitally literate and to be prepared for success in today's computing world. This product can be used with both Promethean and SMART interactive whiteboards and encourages interactivity in the classroom making learning enjoyable and engaging for students as well as helping to increase retention of the course material.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Connie Morrison

Connie Morrison has over 30 years of combined experience in education and educational publishing. She has taught students at all grade levels from elementary through college, and she has trained employees in industry. Connie currently works as an education consultant for Encore Training, Inc., providing staff development and training for educators.

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.