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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory 20th Edition

June Jamrich Parsons

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Overview

Give students a full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and complete coverage in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018, INTRODUCTORY. Leading technology author June Parsons provides the latest updates on emerging techn

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.

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  • END-OF-MODULE READINGS HIGHLIGHT CURRENT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TODAY. Issues and Computer in Context provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? activities encour
  • PROVEN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES REINFORCE CONCEPTS WITH MEANINGFUL PRACTICE. Interactive Summary Questions, Interactive Situation Questions, and Lab Projects enable students to practice the specific skills covered in each module with practical, hands-on applic
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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: The Digital Revolution
Module 1: Digital Content
Module 2: Digital Devices
Module 3: Networks
Module 4: The Web
Module 5: Social Media
Module 6: Software
Module 7: Digital Security
Module 8: Step-by-Step Programming with Python

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory

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Give students a full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and complete coverage in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018, INTRODUCTORY. Leading technology author June Parsons provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. An insightful overview highlights the evolution of today's digital technology as well as virtual reality, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, and the sharing economy that has emerged with apps such as Uber, Etsy, and Airbnb. Extensive coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind today’s technology trends. Students explore the underlying principles supporting current digital devices with a focus on connectivity. This edition includes a hands-on programming module ideal to help students with no prior coding experience learn programming with immediate success using Python™.

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FOR STUDENTS

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory

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Technology impacts every aspect of life and choices are endless. As a college student, you need to know how to evaluate devices, choose apps, maintain a compelling online reputation, and lock down digital security. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018, INTRODUCTORY goes beyond the intuitive "how-to" of apps and social media to delve into the broad concepts that are guiding current technologies such as self-driving cars, virtual reality, file sharing torrents, encrypted communications, photo forensics, and the Internet of Things. Numerous illustrations and interactive features in this complete book make mastering technical topics a breeze with a learning path that is structured with you, today's busy student, in mind. This edition offers an insightful overview of what every college student should know about using technology to complete your education, launch a successful career, and engage in issues that shape today's world.