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MindTap® Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Vermaat's Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 2013: A Fundamental Combined Approach, 1st Edition, 1st Edition

  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1285512979  |  ISBN-13: 9781285512976
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $229.00
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MindTap™ Computing for Vermaat's Discovering Computers and Microsoft® Office 2013: A Fundamental Combined Approach, 1st Edition 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. MindTap Computing allows you to engage your students in the next generation of Shelly Cashman Series® learning materials. It integrates computer concepts material from Discovering Computers with step-by-step instruction on Office applications from Microsoft Office 2013 -- including SAM Assessments, Trainings, and Projects -- all in a streamlined learning path to provide your students with a highly relevant and cohesive experience.

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  • 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.

Digital Literacy: Introducing a World of Technology.
SAM Training Concepts Section 1.
SAM Exam Concepts Section 1.
The Internet: Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating.
SAM Training Concepts Section 2.
SAM Exam Concepts Section 2.
Computers and Mobile Devices: Evaluating the Possibilities.
SAM Training Concepts Section 3.
SAM Exam Concepts Section 3.
Programs and Apps: Using Software at Work, School, and Home.
SAM Training Concepts Section 4.
SAM Exam Concepts Section 4.
Digital Safety and Security: Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses.
SAM Training Concepts Section 5.
SAM Exam Concepts Section 5.
Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential Concepts and Skills.
SAM Training Office 2013 and Windows 8.
SAM Exam Office 2013 and Windows 8.
Office 365 Essentials.
Word Section 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture.
SAM Training Word Section 1.
SAM Exam Word Section 1.
SAM Project Word Section 1.
Word Section 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources.
SAM Training Word Section 2.
SAM Exam Word Section 2.
SAM Project Word Section 2.
Word Section 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
SAM Training Word Section 3.
SAM Exam Word Section 3.
SAM Project Word Section 3.
SAM Capstone Project Word 2013.
PowerPoint Section 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures.
SAM Training PowerPoint Section 1.
SAM Exam PowerPoint Section 1.
SAM Project PowerPoint Section 1.
PowerPoint Section 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
SAM Training PowerPoint Section 2.
SAM Exam PowerPoint Section 2.
SAM Project PowerPoint Section 2.
PowerPoint Section 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation.
SAM Training PowerPoint Section 3.
SAM Exam PowerPoint Section 3.
SAM Project PowerPoint Section 3.
SAM Capstone Project PowerPoint 2013.
Excel Section 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart.
SAM Training Excel Section 1.
SAM Exam Excel Section 1.
SAM Project Excel Section 1.
Excel Section 2: Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
SAM Training Excel Section 2.
SAM Exam Excel Section 2.
SAM Project Excel Section 2.
Excel Section 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis.
SAM Training Excel Section 3.
SAM Exam Excel Section 3.
SAM Project Excel Section 3.
SAM Capstone Project Excel 2013.
Access Section 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
SAM Training Access Section 1.
SAM Exam Access Section 1.
SAM Project Access Section 1.
Access Section 2: Querying a Database.
SAM Training Access Section 2.
SAM Exam Access Section 2.
SAM Project Access Section.

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    ISBN-10: 1285514890 | ISBN-13: 9781285514895

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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.