Higher Education

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2013: Comprehensive, 15th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • ISBN-10: 1133190561  |  ISBN-13: 9781133190561
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.75
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2013 makes it possible. This edition goes beyond the computer basics and covers relevant technical and practical information that matter to students' daily lives.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Watch student comprehension soar when you choose to include Cengage Learning's Computer Concepts CourseMate for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts in your course. This digital solution brings concepts to life with a media rich e-book, interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support your New Perspectives on Computer Concepts book, and the Engagement Tracker feature for no hassle automatic grading. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need to effectively teach computer concepts and what your students need to engage in and retain the information.
  • Context - The content emphasizes social and ethical issues to draw attention to important topics and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Orientation.
1. Computers and Digital Basics.
2. Computer Hardware.
3. Computer Software.
4. Operating Systems and File Management.
5. LANS and WLANS.
6. The Internet.
7. The Web and E-mail.
8. Digital Media.
9. The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics.
10. Information Systems Analysis and Design.
11. Databases.
12. Computer Programming.
Credits.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Updated to cover the most relevant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life such as data security, online safety, digital rights management, open source software and new technologies such as the iPad.
  • New "Concept Map" visual element at the beginning of each section helps students structure, organize, and generalize their knowledge.
  • This edition introduces new tools that help students visualize concepts, organize their knowledge, think critically about technology issues, and sort through the sea of information that accompanies scholarly research and everyday social networking.
  • New section in each chapter 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.
  • New "Discovery Issue" format, designed to propel students into active study and investigation.

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  • Microsoft® Office 2010: Essential
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SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2013, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1285194616 | ISBN-13: 9781285194615)

Prepare for today’s workplace with SAM 2010, the premier testing and training tool for Microsoft® Office 2010. Build your skill and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations and engaging SAM projects’ assignments. This product also gives you access to the MindTap Reader eBook for NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2013, COMPREHENSIVE, which helps you master computer concepts and introductory Office 2010 skills through video, audio, annotations, activities, and applications.

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

Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371569 | ISBN-13: 9781285371566)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your computers course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate on Blackboard.

List Price = $159.00  | CengageBrain Price = $159.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285276655 | ISBN-13: 9781285276656)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your computers course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $159.00  | CengageBrain Price = $159.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.00

A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

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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.

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.