Higher Education

Computer Concepts Illustrated, Introductory, 7th Edition

  • Dan Oja
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • ISBN-10: 1423999339  |  ISBN-13: 9781423999331
  • 344 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2007, 2006
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.25
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About

Overview

Computer Concepts, Illustrated Introductory, Seventh Edition, is your solution for making practical computer concepts engaging and approachable for both the computer “rookies” and “hotshots” in your class. Its signature two-page spread and highly-visual layout successfully make concepts easy to understand and apply for a variety of learning types. This new edition integrates more technology than ever before into the text, providing an engaging, interactive learning experience.

Features and Benefits

  • Brings interactivity to your course with animations, screen tours, InfoWebs, Interactive Exercises, Practice Tests and Labs contained on the accompanying CD that is packaged with the book.
  • Integrates technology into the text with the new “CD Navigator” box, which directs students to content on the interactive CD for each lesson
  • Emphasizes the most relevant, essential topics for today’s students to help them become knowledgeable consumers of technology.
  • Includes the most current information on emerging technologies, such as social networking, convergence, Office 2007 and Windows Vista.
  • Reinforces concepts presented in the book with an enhanced Online Companion, featuring access to games and new Student Edition Labs

Table of Contents

Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics
Unit B: Computer Hardware
Unit C: Computer Software
Unit D: Digital Electronics and File Management
Unit E: Networks and the Internet
Unit F: Data Security
Unit G: The Web and E-commerce
Unit H: Digital Media
Unit I: Computer Industry and Careers

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

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.