Exploring Getting Started with Computing Concepts / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This is a one-chapter book that gives a brief overview of fundamental computer concepts like hardware, software, security, and networking.
The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point-and-click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, anytime. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know.
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About the Author
Mary Anne Poatsy, Series Editor
Mary Anne is a senior faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mary Anne has more than 12 years of educational experience. She is currently adjunct faculty at Gwynedd-Mercy College and Montgomery County Community College. She has also taught at Bucks County Community College and Muhlenberg College, as well as conducted personal training. Before teaching, she was Vice President at Shearson Lehman in the Municipal Bond Investment Banking Department.
Dr. Robert T. Grauer, Creator of the Exploring Series
Bob Grauer is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami, where he is a multiple winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award in the School of Business, most recently in 2009. He has written numerous COBOL texts and is the vision behind the Exploring Office series, with more than three million books in print. His work has been translated into three foreign languages and is used in all aspects of higher education at both national and international levels. Bob Grauer has consulted for several major corporations including IBM and American Express. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1972 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
Table of Contents
Getting Started with Computer Concepts
Case Study: Global Volunteer Computer Literary Program
Computer Hardware and Software
Identifying Types of Computer Hardware
Working with Software
Electronic Communication and Collaboration
Communicating and Collaborating over the Internet
Getting information from the Web
Identifying network components
Connect to the Internet
Computer Security, Privacy, and Ethics
Understanding Computer Threats
Protecting Yourself and Your Digital Property
Using Technology Ethically
Chapter Objectives Review
Key Terms Matching
Beyond the Classroom