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Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts, 2nd Edition

  • Corinne Hoisington
  • ISBN-10: 1305670116
  • ISBN-13: 9781305670112
  • 336 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Helps students learn the computer concepts essential for success with TECHNOLOGY NOW, 2nd EDITION: YOUR COMPANION TO SAM COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Updated with the latest changes in technology as well as IC3 objectives, content aligns with new Computer Concepts tasks in SAM (Skills Assessment Manager), Cengage Learning's robust training and assessment system. Use the printed book with SAM or as a full digital solution in SAM or MindTap online for a learning experience ideal for all learning styles or levels of experience. Reading activities integrated with SAM Concepts training videos, SAM Exams and quizzing are delivered in a customizable learning path. This edition provides hands-on and critical-thinking activities, ethical scenarios, and team projects to elevate thinking and keep students engaged. Simple language, everyday examples, and visual information in small chunks further ensure understanding. Customize the printed book and SAM or MindTap to include only chapters that meet your objectives.

Features

  • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ENGAGE, INSPIRE STUDENTS AND ELEVATE LEARNING, A wide variety of additional end-of-chapter hands-on activities extend beyond what is covered in SAM. Critical-thinking exercises, team projects, and ethics scenarios engage students in meaningful and relevant ways to reinforce key concepts. Activities inspire students to incorporate technology at school, on the job, and in their lives.

  • COMPUTER CONCEPTS TEXT OFFERS A CONCISE, READER-FRIENDLY STYLE. This book’s popular, inviting presentation helps students learn important technology concepts related to hardware and software, operating systems, the Web, networks, and safety and security.

  • TEXT OPTION PROVIDES 100% DIGITAL SOLUTION. You can choose this innovative presentation in a fully digital, interactive option for use within SAM or within a MindTap® online course. This digital solution provides reading activities integrated with SAM Concepts training videos, SAM Exams, quizzing, and other engaging learning activities and support delivered in a customizable learning path.

  • CONTENT ALIGNS WITH THE NEW COMPUTER CONCEPTS TASKS IN SAM (SKILLS ASSESSMENT MANAGER). Using this book with SAM, Cengage Learning's robust training and assessment system, provides a streamlined learning experience for all students, no matter what their learning styles or levels of experience.

  • OPTION TO CUSTOMIZE PROVIDES JUST THE CONTENT YOU WANT. Choose the print chapters you want to meet your course learning outcomes, and set up SAM or your MindTap® course to provide only the SAM tasks or topics covered in your custom book.

  • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ENGAGE, INSPIRE STUDENTS AND ELEVATE LEARNING, A wide variety of additional end-of-chapter hands-on activities extend beyond what is covered in SAM. Critical-thinking exercises, team projects, and ethics scenarios engage students in me

  • VISUAL, PRACTICAL DESIGN APPEALS TO TODAY’S STUDENTS. Content is presented efficiently for today’s visual learners with streamlined text and appealing graphics. Tips on emerging technologies in "Hot Technology Now" features, a Twitter-type message feed, c

  • AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, POPULAR SPEAKER, AND RESPECTED TECHNOLOGY PROFESSOR CORINNE HOISINGTON PROVIDES CONTEMPORARY EXPERTISE. A recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award, Ms. Hoisington applies her expertise in em

About the Author

Corinne Hoisington

Corinne Hoisington is a full-time professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne travels over 200,000 miles a year delivering keynote addresses to college and university professors and K-12 educators in over 70 cities worldwide for customers such as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Canada Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, ByteSpeed, Capital One International Bank, Executive LIVE in London and Johannesburg, and the international South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Computer Programming. Corinne has authored over 30 textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic on topics such as Outlook 2019, Office 2019, Microsoft Windows, Android Boot Camp Java, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computer Hardware.
2. Introduction to Software and Apps.
3. System Software.
4. Application Software.
5. The Web.
6. Purchasing and Maintaining a Computer.
7. The Connected Computer.
8. Safety and Security.
9. Communication.
10. Information Literacy.
11. Introduction to Media.
12. A Changing World.

New to this edition

  • FULLY UPDATED COVERAGE ADDRESSES HUNDREDS OF NEW AND UPDATED TECHNOLOGIES. Clear coverage of the latest and emerging developments prepares readers to work in today’s rapidly-changing technology-driven world.
  • NEW TOPICS HIGHLIGHT THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. Students examine and gain insights into augmented and virtual reality headsets, wearable devices, new LTE connectivity, new hardware, Office 365 & Windows 10, and G Suite, and beyond.
  • THIS EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A FULLY DIGITAL, INTERACTIVE COURSE DESIGNED FOR TODAY’S STUDENTS. You can choose a fully digital version of this proven text to use in SAM or as a MindTap® course. This interactive version contains SAM Concepts training videos, SAM Exams, quizzing, flashcards, and other activities in a learning path that you can easily customize.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130567023X | ISBN-13: 9781305670235)

Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with 1 MindTap Reader, (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 133711393X | ISBN-13: 9781337113939)

SAM trains and assesses essential Microsoft Office and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on simulated environment, then apply their skills live in the applications with real world scenarios. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves instructors time and energy.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hoisington's Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts  (ISBN-10: 1337563188 | ISBN-13: 9781337563185)

MindTap Computing for Hoisington's Technology Now, 2nd Edition: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap propels students from memorization to mastery. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook. The SAM trainings and exams provide the real-life application needed to understand the newest technological advancements. The integrated flashcards, quizzes and summaries help drive home those hard-to-remember terms and facts. The outcome-driven application helps you challenge every student, build their confidence, and empower them to be unstoppable.

MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Hoisington's Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts  (ISBN-10: 1337563153 | ISBN-13: 9781337563154)

MindTap Computing for Hoisington's Technology Now, 2nd Edition: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap propels students from memorization to mastery. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook. The SAM trainings and exams provide the real-life application needed to understand the newest technological advancements. The integrated flashcards, quizzes and summaries help drive home those hard-to-remember terms and facts. The outcome-driven application helps you challenge every student, build their confidence, and empower them to be unstoppable.

Student Supplements

SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with 1 MindTap Reader, (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 133711393X | ISBN-13: 9781337113939)

This access code is available to you for as long as your institution uses SAM 365 & 2016. MindTap Reader access length is dependent upon how it was setup by your instructor. SAM – Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office and computer concepts skills. With automatic feedback on assignments and personalized study guides, SAM helps you stay on track for improved grades. SAM has all your course content in one easy location. SAM training and assessments simulate the real Microsoft Office environment and SAM projects let you apply the skills live in the application using real-world scenarios, preparing you for more workplace success.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hoisington's Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts  (ISBN-10: 1337563188 | ISBN-13: 9781337563185)

MindTap Computing for Hoisington's Technology Now, 2nd Edition: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot "P” will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.

MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Hoisington's Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts  (ISBN-10: 1337563153 | ISBN-13: 9781337563154)

MindTap Computing for Hoisington's Technology Now, 2nd Edition: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot "P” will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.