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Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 3rd Edition

  • Connie Morrison
  • Dolores J. Wells Hillsborough Community College
  • ISBN-10: 143907853X  |  ISBN-13: 9781439078532
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003
  • © 2010 | Published
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About

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 ace the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users.

Features and Benefits

  • This text provides complete coverage of the new 2009 Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards.
  • End-of-Lesson materials include NEW Online Discovery activities, which reinforce skills and concepts and makes students more comfortable with the Internet.
  • The straightforward, clean format presents learning objectives up front and includes step-by-step instructions, which makes absorbing skills and concepts easy.
  • 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 Storage.
Lesson 3: Computer Protection.
Lesson 4: Computer Maintenance.
Lesson 5: Hardware and Software.
Lesson 6: Software and Hardware Interaction.
Lesson 7: Software Fundamentals.
Lesson 8: Operating Systems.
Lesson 9: Windows Management.
Lesson 10: Operating System Customization.
MODULE 2: KEY APPLICATIONS.
Lesson 11: Exploring Microsoft Office 2007.
Lesson 12: Getting Started with Word Essentials.
Lesson 13: Editing and Formatting Documents.
Lesson 14: Sharing Documents.
Lesson 15: Working with Tables.
Lesson 16: Enhancing Documents.
Lesson 17: Getting Started with Excel Essentials.
Lesson 18: Organizing and Enhancing Worksheets.
Lesson 19: Creating Formulas and Charting Data.
Lesson 20: Getting Started with PowerPoint Essentials.
Lesson 21: Enhancing Presentations with Multimedia Effects.
Lesson 22: Getting Started with Access Essentials.
Lesson 23: Managing and Reporting Database Essentials.
MODULE 3: LIVING ONLINE.
Lesson 24: Networks and the Internet.
Lesson 25: Communication Tools.
Lesson 26: E-mail Management.
Lesson 27: Communication Methods.
Lesson 28: The Internet and World Wide Web.
Lesson 29: Electronic Information Evaluation.
Lesson 30: Computing and Internet Impact on Society.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.

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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.