Higher Education

Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World, Complete, 1st Edition

  • Gary B. Shelly
  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 032478645X  |  ISBN-13: 9780324786453
  • 912 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.00
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Overview

Discovering Computers 2010: Complete, Living in a Digital World provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students the most important computer concepts in today's digital world through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking, along with online reinforcement tools on the unparalleled Online Companion. Updated for currency, students will learn the latest trends in technology and computer concepts and how these topics are integrated into their daily lives.

Features and Benefits

  • Gives students a complete introduction to the latest in computers and technology including Web 2.0, green computing and Web applications.
  • Brings relevance to concepts with updated FAQ and Ethics & Issues boxes, Companies on the Cutting Edge, Technology Trailblazers, and High-Tech Talk articles.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computers.
Special Feature: Timeline 2010.
2. The Internet and World Wide Web.
Special Feature: Making Use of the Web.
3. Application Software.
Special Feature: Digital Communications
4. The Components of the System Unit.
5. Input.
6. Output.
Special Feature: Digital Video Technology.
7. Storage.
8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs.
Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2010.
9. Communications and Networks.
10. Database Management.
11. Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy.
Special Feature: Digital Forensics.
12. Information System Development.
13. Programming Languages and Program Development.
Special Feature: Web 2.0 Program Development.
14. Enterprise Computing.
Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study.
15. Computer Careers and Certification.
Special Feature: Living Digitally.
Appendices.
A: Quiz Yourself Answers.
B: Computer Acronyms.
C: Coding Schemes and Number Systems.

What's New

  • Engages students with New Computer Usage @ Work boxes that describe how computers are utilized in several professional industries and new Innovative Computing boxes that show examples of how particular technologies are used in creative ways.
  • Introduces and familiarizes students with new and developing technologies with New Living Digitally and Web 2.0 features which also help to make the technology accessible for introductory students.
  • Challenges students with New Exploring Computer Careers and Green Computing end-of-chapter student assignments that allow students to apply the concepts learned in the chapter and brand new CNET videos on the Online Companion that broaden student experience learning about computer concepts.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0324786484 | ISBN-13: 9780324786484)

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Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0538747811 | ISBN-13: 9780538747813)

WebTutor provides anytime, anywhere access to course content, quizzes, and the tools you need to succeed in your course • Customizable to include topics your instructor wants to focus on • Complete with powerful communication tools, including e-mail, dicussion, and chat • Connected to the real world, with links to websites that add value to the course and save you time.

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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.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 053874779X | ISBN-13: 9780538747790)

WebTutor provides anytime, anywhere access to course content, quizzes, and the tools you need to succeed in your course • Customizable to include topics your instructor wants to focus on • Complete with powerful communication tools, including e-mail, dicussion, and chat • Connected to the real world, with links to websites that add value to the course and save you time.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary B. Shelly

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

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.