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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory, 18th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • ISBN-10: 1305387759  |  ISBN-13: 9781305387751
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2013
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

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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 2016 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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Includes coverage and examples of Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Chrome OS throughout the book for a complete introduction to today's spectrum of operating systems.
  • Activities throughout the chapters encourage students to apply concepts to expand their skills through hands-on exploration.
  • QuickChecks and QuickQuizzes in each section help students gauge their reading comprehension.
  • End-of-unit readings highlight 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.
  • Interactive Summaries, Interactive Situation Questions, and Lab Projects reinforce concepts and engage students in practicing specific skills covered in each chapter.
  • A section in each unit 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.

Table of Contents

1. Digital Content.
2. Digital Devices.
3. Networks.
4. The Web.
5. Social Media.
6. Software.
7. Security and Privacy.

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  • Reorganized Table of Contents to reflect emerging paradigms in today’s technology.
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  • New End of Chapter Exercises, including Flipped Classroom Projects and Lab Projects.

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Website  (ISBN-10: 1305389468 | ISBN-13: 9781305389465)

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

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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.