Higher Education

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014: Comprehensive, 16th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • ISBN-10: 1285096924  |  ISBN-13: 9781285096926
  • 872 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75
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Overview

Take your students beyond the basics with the award-winning NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Designed to get all students up-to-speed on essential computer literacy skills, this market leading text goes deeper, providing students with the technical and practical information they need for academic and career success. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014 incorporates significant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life; such as concerns for data security, personal privacy, online safety, controversy over digital rights management, interest in open source software and portable applications, and more. In addition, coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013 will introduce your students to the exciting new features of Microsoft's next generation of software. ** The eBook CD is not automatically for sale with this book. It is available for purchase with this book in a separate bundle.

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Features and Benefits

  • Chapter outlines and Learning Objectives highlight what is covered and the expected student outcome for each chapter.
  • Concept Maps at the beginning of each section help students organize their knowledge.
  • QuickCheck exercises in each section help students gauge their reading comprehension.
  • End-of-chapter readings emphasizes social and ethical issues and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? exercises engage students in critical thinking about the topics.
  • End-of-chapter activities including Lab Assignments, Interactive Situation Questions, Interactive Practice Tests, and more reinforce concepts and engage students in practicing specific skills covered in each chapter.
  • A section in each chapter helps students practice information literacy skills using online tools for searching, selecting, organizing, evaluating, and citing source material. Add Search Expert to your course and help your students acquire skills and tools they can apply to research across the curriculum.
  • Discovery Issue format is designed to propel students into active study and investigation.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. Local Area Networks.
6. The Internet.
7. The Web and E-mail.
8. Digital Media.
9. The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics.
10. Information Systems Analysis and Design.
11. Databases.
12. Computer Programming.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Updated to cover the most relevant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life such as data security, online safety, digital rights management, open source software and the iPad.
  • Includes brief coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285097890 | ISBN-13: 9781285097893)

Instructor Resources help you make the most of your course with teaching aids and information on using the text. Key Features include: Annotated Solution Files and Rubrics assist you in quick and consistent grading. Additional Case Problems provide extra end-of-tutorial assignments to determine comprehension and retention. Data Files show you what students will be working on; Solution Files show you the answers to the data file activities and allow you to gauge comprehension. Internet Assignments provide extra practice and encourage students to use the Internet to complete assignments, creating realistic applicability to the work. QuickCheck Answers provide a simple self-test for students before moving to the next session. ExamView testbanks with true/false, modified true/false, multiple choice, completion, matching, case-based critical thinking, and essay question types help students gain confidence through more practice. Instructor's Manual summarizes the tutorial sections, figures, boxed elements, and contains teacher tips, and classroom/lab activities. The manual provides all of the resources you need to teach your course with efficiency while giving you tips on how to engage your students. Customizable PPT Lecture Presentations outline key concepts and terms from each tutorial, saving you time in preparation for class. Additional Projects provide extra practice to ensure students understand the material prior to exams. Customizable Sample Syllabi outline policies, assignments, exams, and other course information to help you set up your course with ease. Key Terms and Definitions are provided as a convenient reference.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305442903 | ISBN-13: 9781305442900)

SAM trains, and tests essential Microsoft Office and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on environment, then apply their skills to real-world applications. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves instructors time and energy.

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Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305510410 | ISBN-13: 9781305510418)

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Interactive eBook CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285098684 | ISBN-13: 9781285098685)

The interactive eBook CD, formerly the BookOnCD, includes the entire contents of the printed book and brings concepts to life with animations, videos, Try It! activities, guided software tours, and computer-scored activities that can help improve your test scores. Icons throughout the text indicate media elements and activities that reinforce material in the printed text. You can gauge how well you remember and understand the material you read in the textbook using the computer-scored activities. A tracking feature lets you keep track of your scores and once you have created a Tracking File, your scores can be saved to your local drive, a USB flash drive, or rewritable CD. This tracking feature also allows you to submit your scores to your instructor.

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The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. New Perspectives CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking and an interactive glossary, Interactive learning tools, including: Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos, and more!

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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

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SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014 Comprehensive Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285739531 | ISBN-13: 9781285739533)

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

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305442903 | ISBN-13: 9781305442900)

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

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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.