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MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Vermaat's Enhanced Discovering Computers, 1st Edition

  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1285845935  |  ISBN-13: 9781285845937
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00
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MindTap® Computing for Vermaat's Enhanced Discovering Computers 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. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

1. Digital Literacy.
SAM Training Chapter 1.
SAM Exam Chapter 1.
2. The Internet.
SAM Training Chapter 2.
SAM Exam Chapter 2.
3. Computers and Mobile Devices.
SAM Training Chapter 3.
SAM Exam Chapter 3.
4. Programs and Apps.
SAM Training Chapter 4.
SAM Exam Chapter 4.
5. Digital Safety and Security.
SAM Training Chapter 5.
SAM Exam Chapter 5.
6. Inside Computers and Mobile Devices.
SAM Training Chapter 6.
SAM Exam Chapter 6.
7. Input and Output.
SAM Training Chapter 7.
SAM Exam Chapter 7.
8. Digital Storage.
SAM Training Chapter 8.
SAM Exam Chapter 8.
9. Operating Systems.
SAM Training Chapter 9.
SAM Exam Chapter 9.
10. Communications and Networks.
SAM Training Chapter 10.
SAM Exam Chapter 10.
11. Information and Data Management.
SAM Training Chapter 11.
SAM Exam Chapter 11.
12. Information Systems and Program Development.
SAM Training Chapter 12.
SAM Exam Chapter 12.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285845943 | ISBN-13: 9781285845944

    List Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $109.50

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.