Higher Education

Microsoft® Windows® 8: Illustrated Introductory, 1st Edition

  • Steve Johnson
  • ISBN-10: 1285170229  |  ISBN-13: 9781285170220
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Designed to meet the needs of users from a broad range of experience levels, MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8 ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY equips your students with Windows 8 knowledge using its hallmark 2-page spread format. This practical, user-friendly design makes learning accessible by allowing students to see an entire task in one view. MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8 ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY is streamlined into eight units to get students up and running with the latest features of Windows 8, including the new user interface, working with the Charms bar, starting an app, working with windows, managing files, and more!

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting an entire lesson in a single view.
  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.
  • Helps students learn the essentials of navigating and using Windows 8--including step-by-step instructions on navigating the new user interface, starting and exiting apps, working with windows, and using file management features.
  • Predicts commonly made mistakes and offers "Quick Tips" within the step-by-step directions to help students avoid typical errors and pitfalls.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

Table of Contents

A: Introducing Windows 8.
B: Working with Windows Apps.
C: Getting and Sharing Information Apps.
D: Working with Windows Media Apps.
E: Managing Files and Folders in the Desktop.
F: Customizing Windows.
G: Managing Windows Security.
H: Managing Windows Devices.

What's New

  • Covers essential Windows 8 skills including using the new user interface, working with the Charms bar, starting an app, working with windows, and managing files.
  • Helps students understand Cloud storage and its advantages, using Microsoft SkyDrive as an example.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments.
  • New! Helpful new table describes how to move around a computer hierarchy using the Navigation pane, the Address bar, the File list, and the keyboard.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I like the very user-friendly approach and layout of the Illustrated book, as well as the pedagogy – the review skills and concepts. The students are reading and using the extra tips and information in the margins, which is a surprise to me because with the previous book I used they were overwhelmed by too much information. This 'hits it'."

— Linda Baier, Mayville State University

"My custom Illustrated books cover the material well. My students tell me that they are written in a way they can understand. The books give excellent material but leaves the instructor room for innovative projects. The exercises are great learning tools. When the students tell me they are reading the text, I know we have made a good choice."

— Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Forsyth Technical Community College

"Very user-friendly for students. Good graphics and activities. Provides the concepts in a way students understand."

— Deborah Peairs, Clark State Community College

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285170245 | ISBN-13: 9781285170244)

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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson has authored or co-authored more than 90 titles on a variety of computer software. Steve has written on Windows, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Expression Web, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and Mac OS X. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training in print and Web editions.