Discovering Computers 2016 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Learn how to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of the latest online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today's Internet capabilities with DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ESSENTIALS ©2016. This book clearly shows you how technology skills can assist you in gaining employment or advancing your career. Discover and practice using the most recent developments in computer tools and technology with this book's wide variety of practice and reinforcement opportunities. Each chapter begins with a self-assessment that enables you to target your study to learn more in less time! DISCOVERING COMPUTERS offers the content you need to succeed in a way that ensures your understanding and success.
About the Author
Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft Word books.
Susan L. Sebok is a retired professor at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She is also a licensed attorney. Ms. Sebok has co-authored several successful textbooks for the leading Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Microsoft PowerPoint and DISCOVERING COMPUTERS.
Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements.
In addition to co-authoring DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Jennifer T. Campbell has written several other leading technology texts, including DISCOVERING THE INTERNET, WEB DESIGN: INTRODUCTORY, MICROSOFT EXPRESSION WEB INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES, COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 COMPANION, and MICROSOFT OFFICE QUICK REFERENCE POCKET GUIDE. Ms. Campbell has served integral roles in computer textbook publishing as an editor, author, and marketing manager. She holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary.
Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of the university's CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, a social learning space where students interact with technology and each other. Professor Frydenberg teaches courses in IT concepts, web development, and technology trends. His research focuses on flipped and collaborative learning and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Professor Frydenberg frequently presents on teaching and learning with new technologies at conferences and training events throughout the US and Europe. He has also authored WEB 2.0 CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, one of the many successful texts in the popular Shelly Cashman Series.
Table of Contents
Introductory Chapter: Succeeding In This Course: Tips and Pointers. 1. Introducing Today's Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web. 2. Connecting And Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media. 3. Computers And Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work. 4. Programs And Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools. 5. Digital Security, Ethics, And Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses. Feature: Technology Timeline. 6. Computing Components: Processors, Memory, the Cloud, and More. 7. Input And Output: Extending Capabilities of Computers and Mobile Devices. 8. Digital Storage: Preserving Content Locally and in the Cloud. 9. Operating Systems: Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources. 10. Communicating Digital Content: Wired and Wireless Networks and Devices. 11. Building Solutions: Database, System, and Application Development Tools. 12. Working In The Enterprise: Systems, Certifications, and Careers. Appendix A: Acronym Reference. Appendix B: Troubleshooting Computer and Mobile Device Problems.