Higher Education

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, 5th Edition

  • Deborah Morley College of the Sequoias
  • ISBN-10: 1133191037  |  ISBN-13: 9781133191032
  • 376 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.75
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society gives your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its emphasis on basic computer concepts and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today's career-focused students.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Updated to cover current and emerging technologies and how they affect students' lives today!
  • HAZARD boxes offer practical tips that students can use immediately to protect themselves from hardware, security, or privacy problems.
  • MODULAR ORGANIZATION emphasizes the relationship among topics and chapters.
  • "ASK THE EXPERT" BOXES offer career advice from industry leaders.
  • "EXPERT INSIGHT" ARTICLES relate that chapter's topic to IT careers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the World of Computers.
2. A Closer Look at Hardware and Software.
3. The Internet and the World Wide Web.
4. Network and Internet Security.
5. Computer Security and Privacy.
6. Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics.
7. Health, Access, and the Environment.
8. Emerging Technologies.
References and Resources Guide.
Glossary/Index.

What's New

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  • New interviews with industry experts provide students with current and accurate insight on new technologies.
  • Emphasis on societal issues such as ethics, intellectual property rights, security, and privacy keeps students informed on topics that are extremely relevant to their lives today.

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Printed Text + Computer Concepts CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN-10: 1285153901  | ISBN-13: 9781285153902

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ISBN-10:  1285261046  | ISBN-13:  9781285261041

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  • Understanding Computers in a Changing Society
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ISBN-10:  1305511972  | ISBN-13:  9781305511972

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ePack: Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, 5th + New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access 2013, Introductory + New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2013, Introductory + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Instant Access Code

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133191045 | ISBN-13: 9781133191049)

Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text, as well as teaching and testing aids. Key Features Include: ExamView test banks with true/false, modified true/false, multiple choice, completion, matching, case-based critical thinking, and essay question types to help students gain confidence in the material learned through additional practice. Instructor’s Manual complete with lecture notes summarizing the tutorial sections, figures and boxed elements found in every tutorial, teacher tips, and classroom & lab activities. This Instructor’s Manual will provide you with all the resources you need to teach your course with efficiency and effectiveness while also giving you insight on how to fully engage your students. Easily Customizable Multimedia PowerPoint Lecture Presentations that outline key concepts and terms from each tutorial with an outline discussing tutorial objectives in your class. This handy PowerPoint feature will help you save a great deal of time in preparation for each class lecture.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 113357758X | ISBN-13: 9781133577584)

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SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader2/4-yr Site License (1-500 students) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285446798 | ISBN-13: 9781285446790)

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305442822 | ISBN-13: 9781305442825)

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A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

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SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Understanding Computers in a Changing Society  (ISBN-10: 1285194721 | ISBN-13: 9781285194721)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate with Global Technology Watch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133273769 | ISBN-13: 9781133273769)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 113357758X | ISBN-13: 9781133577584)

Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $159.00  | CengageBrain Price = $159.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111964750 | ISBN-13: 9781111964757)

Succeed in your technology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate with Global Technology Watch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285370414 | ISBN-13: 9781285370415)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your computers course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

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Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate with Global Technology Watch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371534 | ISBN-13: 9781285371535)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your computers course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate on Blackboard.

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Angel Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133115268 | ISBN-13: 9781133115267)

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SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader2/4-yr Site License (1-500 students) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285446798 | ISBN-13: 9781285446790)

List Price = $88.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.00

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader2/4-yr Site License (501-1000 students) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285447093 | ISBN-13: 9781285447094)

List Price = $82.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Understanding Computers in a Changing Society  (ISBN-10: 1285839145 | ISBN-13: 9781285839141)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305442822 | ISBN-13: 9781305442825)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES can add excitement to your classroom. These short videos about the hottest technologies on the Internet – from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud – provide current and relevant information on technologies that you can put to use right away.

List Price = $51.95  | CengageBrain Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.50

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Understanding Computers in a Changing Society  (ISBN-10: 1285194721 | ISBN-13: 9781285194721)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Deborah Morley

Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today, she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.