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MindTap® MIS, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Stair/Reynolds' Fundamentals of Information Systems, 8th Edition

  • Ralph M. Stair Professor Emeritus, Florida State University
  • George Reynolds Strayer University
  • ISBN-10: 1305494172  |  ISBN-13: 9781305494176
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.00
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Chapter Reading.
Animated graphs and figures (Principles = 2/CH; Fundamentals = 2-4/CH).
Quizzing after each graph figure (2-3 questions/figure).
Concept Clips (POIS = 2/CH; FOIS = 2-3/CH).
Quizzing after each graph figure (2-3 questions/figure).
Chapter Review.
Self-Assessment Test (answers included).
Aplia Homework.
6-8 questions/CH with increasing Blooms.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305494180 | ISBN-13: 9781305494183

    List Price = $151.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.25

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Bundle: Fundamentals of Information Systems, Loose-leaf Version, 8th + MindTap® MIS, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305789709 | ISBN-13: 9781305789708

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  • Fundamentals of Information Systems, Loose-leaf Version
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  • MindTap® MIS, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $151.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.25

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ralph M. Stair

Dr. Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin.

George Reynolds

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. His successful business career spans four decades of working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations. Professor Reynolds combines this business and industry experience with exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's student. Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter & Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.