Higher Education

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory, 14th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • ISBN-10: 1111529086  |  ISBN-13: 9781111529086
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.75
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Overview

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • BookOnCD – Containing screen tours, short videos, animations, and quizzes, the BookOnCD helps students visualize and retain computer concepts.
  • Chirps – The BookOnCD has a built in Chirping feature that allows you instantly to poll your class helping to add interactivity to your course. Students can also send you anonymous messages if they are too shy to raise questions in class.
  • Assessment – Ample assessment opportunities give your students plenty of practice. Assignments completed on the BookOnCD are automatically graded and the results are sent to your WebTrack gradebook,, giving your students instant results and freeing up the time you typically spend grading.
  • Context – The content emphasizes social and ethical issues to draw attention to important topics and provide material for thought--provoking classroom discussions.

Table of Contents

Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Computer Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. LANs and WLANs.
6. The Internet.
7. The Web and Email.
8. Digital Media.

What's New

  • New Online Assets – Watch student comprehension soar when you choose to include Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts CourseMate for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts in your course. This textbook-specific Web site brings concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support your New Perspectives on Computer Concepts book. This CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need to effectively teach computer concepts and what your students need to engage in and retain the information.
  • Updated Coverage – With so many advances in technology,, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 has been updated to cover topics such as Microsoft Office 2010 and the iPad,, ensuring your students learn about the latest technologies affecting the world.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2010, First Course + New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card + Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription

ISBN-10: 0495961124  | ISBN-13: 9780495961123

List Price = $401.95  | CengageBrain Price = $401.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $301.46

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  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2010, First Course
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  • New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory
    List Price = $182.95  | CengageBrain Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.75
  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card
    List Price = $138.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.50
  • Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription
    List Price = $17.75  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $17.75


Bundle: Text + Computer Concepts CourseMate Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133167837  | ISBN-13:  9781133167839

List Price = $207.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $155.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory
    List Price = $182.95  | CengageBrain Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.75
  • Computer Concepts CourseMate Printed Access Card
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ISBN-10:  1133222811  | ISBN-13:  9781133222811

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This Bundle Includes:

  • New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory
    List Price = $182.95  | CengageBrain Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.75
  • Global Technology Watch Printed Access Card
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ePack: New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory, 14th + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access Code + Windows Internet Explorer 9: Introductory + Microsoft® Word 2010: Introductory + Microsoft® Windows® 7: Introductory

ISBN-10:  1428307214 | ISBN-13:  9781428307216

List Price = $399.95  | CengageBrain Price = $399.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $299.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory
    List Price = $182.95  | CengageBrain Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.75
  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access
    List Price = $138.00  | CengageBrain Price = $138.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.00
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9: Introductory
    List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50
  • Microsoft® Word 2010: Introductory
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  • Microsoft® Windows® 7: Introductory
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Computer Concepts CourseMate Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111195951X | ISBN-13: 9781111959517)

List Price = $128.00  | CengageBrain Price = $128.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.00

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1111529078 | ISBN-13: 9781111529079)

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.25

Buyer's Guide: Tips for Puchasing a New Computer CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111530122 | ISBN-13: 9781111530129)

CourseNotes: Technology in a Flash! Give your students the tools they need to succeed! Course Technology's CourseNotes are a six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important concepts and skills of computing and technology in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course.

List Price = $11.95  | CengageBrain Price = $11.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $8.75

Student Supplements

Computer Concepts CourseMate Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111195951X | ISBN-13: 9781111959517)

Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts 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 NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012, 14th Edition.

List Price = $128.00  | CengageBrain Price = $128.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.00

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1111529078 | ISBN-13: 9781111529079)

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2012 combines a printed book with media-rich assets, enabling students and instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.25

Buyer's Guide: Tips for Puchasing a New Computer CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1111530122 | ISBN-13: 9781111530129)

CourseNotes: Technology in a Flash! BUYERS GUIDE TIPS FOR PURCHASING A NEW COMPUTER COURSENOTES give you the tools you need to succeed! Course Technology's CourseNotes are a six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important concepts and skills of computing and technology in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and you complete the course.

List Price = $11.95  | CengageBrain Price = $11.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $8.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

June Jamrich Parsons

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Dan Oja

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.