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Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Combined Fundamental Approach, 1st Edition

  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1305409035  |  ISBN-13: 9781305409033
  • 1248 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2011
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.25
  • Newer Edition Available

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About

Overview

Combining computer concepts material from the best-selling Discovering Computers and step-by-step instruction on Office applications from Microsoft Office 2013, ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013: A COMBINED FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH delivers the best of Shelly Cashman Series® in one book for your Introduction to Computers course. For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. We're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to engage students in more critical thought, personalization, and experimentation with Office 2013 software. In addition, computer concepts content has been fully updated and revised to reflect the evolving needs of Introductory Computing students, and focus solely on what they really need to know to be successful digital citizens in college and beyond. With these enhancements and more, the Shelly Cashman Series® continues to deliver the most effective educational materials for you and your students.

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Features and Benefits

  • Critical thinking has been expanded throughout the text. Consider This boxes throughout each chapter provide thought-provoking questions and problem-solving activities. Chapter-ending Consider This: Plan Ahead boxes and Consider This: Your Turn assignments engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create their own solutions. Plus, every student assignment ends with a question that requires students' thoughts and opinions.
  • Practical technology skills, relevant security issues, and feature subject matter now appear throughout chapters where appropriate and related to chapter topics.
  • New mini-roadmaps are provided throughout each chapter, visually showing students where they are in the process of completing the chapter project.
  • New lab on integrating Cloud and Web technologies with Microsoft Word challenges students to use general guidelines to learn and investigate independently.
  • Fully updated computer concepts content plus brand new Microsoft Office 2013 skills are delivered in a single text and supported by Shelly Cashman's hallmark pedagogy.
  • Emphasis on helping students understand the current trends in technology as they are applied to today's digital world.
  • Proven step-by-step pedagogy and enhanced callouts within screenshots provide students with guidance each step of the way, helping them master even the most challenging skills.
  • Project-based approach engages students in learning skills within a real-world context.

Table of Contents

Student Success Guide.
Digital Literacy: Introducing a World of Technology.
The Internet: Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating.
Computers and Mobile Devices: Evaluating the Possibilities.
Programs and Apps: Using Software at Work, School, and Home.
Digital Safety and Security: Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses.
Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential Concepts and Skills.
Office 365 Essentials.
WORD 2013:
1. Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture.
2. Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources.
3. Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
POWERPOINT 2013:
1. Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures.
2. Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
3. Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation.
EXCEL 2013:
1. Creating a Worksheet and a Chart.
2. Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
3. Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis.
ACCESS 2013:
1. Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
2. Querying a Database.
Appendix A: SAM Projects.
Appendix B: Capstone Projects.
Appendix C: MOS Certification.
Index.
Quick Reference.

What's New

  • New Student Success Guide.
  • New Integrated Applications Projects Appendix.
  • New SAM Projects Appendix with instructor-authored projects.
  • New MOS Certification Appendix.
  • New grading in SAM for the chapter projects.

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Printed Text + MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305713028  | ISBN-13: 9781305713024

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Website  (ISBN-10: 1305492331 | ISBN-13: 9781305492332)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Vermaat's Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Combined Fundamental Approach  (ISBN-10: 1305492277 | ISBN-13: 9781305492271)

MINDTAP™ COMPUTING FOR VERMAAT’S ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013: A COMBINED FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours’, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

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Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by your institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675762 | ISBN-13: 9781305675766)

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Student Supplements

MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Vermaat's Enhanced Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013: A Combined Fundamental Approach  (ISBN-10: 1305492277 | ISBN-13: 9781305492271)

As a student using MINDTAP™ COMPUTING FOR VERMAAT’S ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013: A COMBINED FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH, you have the tools you need to better manage your limited time, with the ability to complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn. Course material that is specially customized for you by your instructor in a proven, easy-to-use interface, keeps you engaged and active in the course. MindTap helps you achieve better grades today by cultivating a true understanding of course concepts, and with a mobile app to keep you on track. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from note taking to flashcards – you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. You will stay engaged with real world assignments and motivated by information that shows where you stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. MindTap eliminates the guesswork, focusing on what’s most important to your instructor with a learning path designed specifically by your instructor and for your course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools that help students stay organized and use their time efficiently.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305492382 | ISBN-13: 9781305492387)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675754 | ISBN-13: 9781305675759)

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675797 | ISBN-13: 9781305675797)

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675762 | ISBN-13: 9781305675766)

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305869028 | ISBN-13: 9781305869028)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Misty E. Vermaat

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft® Word books.