Technology In Action, Introductory / Edition 8

Technology In Action, Introductory / Edition 8

by Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne Poatsy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131391585

ISBN-13: 9780131391581

Pub. Date: 06/27/2011

Publisher: Prentice Hall

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest

Overview

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive learning tools have also been added to enhance student engagement.

Student CD is included with every text, containing:

· Sound Bytes: Multimedia lessons that demystify computer concepts with audio and video presentations.

· Sound Byte Podcasts: The Sound Bytes are now also available as podcasts.

· Active Helpdesk Calls: Highly interactive, engaging, almost game-like media that places the student in the role of a helpdesk staffer answering computer technology questions from callers.

Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate; The History of the PC; Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts; Using the Internet; Ethics; Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play; Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management; Understanding and Assessing Hardware; Networking and Security: Hackers and Viruses; Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data; Mobile Computing; Digital Entertainment; System Hardware

With an array of fun and engaging learning tools, Technology in Action teaches students computer fundamentals, from learning Microsoft Office to setting up their own home network.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131391581
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/27/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Technology in Action, Eighth Edition

Contents at a Glance

Chapter 1

Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate

Technology in Focus

The History of the PC

Chapter 2

Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

Chapter 3

Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources

Technology in Focus

Information Technology Ethics

Chapter 4

Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

Chapter 5

Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

Technology in Focus

Computing Alternatives

Chapter 6

Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System

Chapter 7

Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

Technology in Focus

Under the Hood

Chapter 8

Digital Lifestyle: Managing Digital Data and Devices

Chapter 9

Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices

Technology in Focus

Careers in IT

Glossary

Index

Credits

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