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Now available as an annual edition, Computers in Your Future 2003 brings a new design, updated coverage, completely new end of chapter materials, and a new accompanying Web site. This text is ready for the challenge of teaching even your most diversified class—without sacrificing quality, integrity, or choice. Computers in Your Future 2003 now comes in three versions—Brief, Introductory, or Complete—to meet the needs of your classroom.
Instructor's Resource CD-ROM
The Instructor's Resource CD-ROM that is available with Computers in Your Future 2003 contains:
Companion Website www.prenhall.com/pfaffenberger
This text is accompanied by a companion Web site. Features of this new site include the ability for you to customize your home page with real-time news headlines, current events, exercises, an interactive study guide, and downloadable supplements. The Web site will include additional end-of-chapter type materials including additional Web exercises. All links to Web exercises will be constantly updated to ensure accuracy for students.
ONLINE Courseware for Blackboard, WebCT, and CourseCompass
Now you have the freedom to personalize your own online course materials! Prentice Hall provides the content and support you need to create and manage your own online course in WebCT, Blackboard, or Prentice Hall's own CourseCompass. Content includes lecture material, interactive exercises, e-commerce case videos, additional testing questions, and projects.
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Train IT & Assess IT: www.prenhall.com/phit
Prentice Hall offers Performance-Based Training and Assessment in one product, Train & Assess IT. The Training component offers computer-based training that a student can use to preview, learn, and review Microsoft Office applications and computer literacy skills. Delivered on CDROM or the Web, the training component offers interactive, multimedia, computer-based training to augment classroom learning. Built-in prescriptive testing suggests a study path based not only on student test results but also on the specific textbook chosen for the course. The assessment component offers computer-based testing that shares the same user interface and is used to evaluate a student's knowledge about specific topics in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, Outlook, and the Internet. It does this in a task-oriented environment to demonstrate proficiency as well as comprehension of the topics by the students.
EXPLORE IT: www.prenhall.com/phit
Prentice Hall offers computer-based training just for computer literacy. Designed to cover some of the most difficult concepts, as well as some current topical areas-EXPLORE IT is a Web and CD-ROM based product designed to complement a course. Available for free with any Prentice Hall title, our new lab coverage includes: Troubleshooting, Programming Logic, Mouse and Keyboard Basics, Databases, Building a Web Page, Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, Building a Network, and more!
Welcome to Computers in Your Future 2003! The following pages are designed to help you get the most out of the material and make the learning process rewarding. We call your attention to areas that may help you as you read through the book. Please read on, and enjoy!
SPOTLIGHT sections highlight innovative thinking in each subject area.
IMPACTS boxes in each chapter illustrate thought-provoking cultural and societal implications of computing you may face.
CURRENTS boxes examine issues in computing and the cutting edge of computer technology.
TECHTALK margin notes define commonly heard computer jargon.
DESTINATIONS margin notes direct you to related Web sites where you can explore chapter topics in more depth.
END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIAL includes updated multiple choice, matching, fill-in, and short answer questions, as well as Web research projects so you can prepare for tests.
EXPLORE IT LABS present you with an interactive look into the world of computer concepts! These 16 labs bring challenging topics in computer concepts to life through interactivity and assess your knowledge via a Quiz section, which can be e-mailed, saved to disk, or printed.