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New Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Introductory, 19th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • ISBN-10: 1305656296
  • ISBN-13: 9781305656291
  • 608 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Give your students the full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, ENHANCED, INTRODUCTORY. This dynamic book by leading technology author June Parsons provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. An insightful introduction highlights today’s digital evolution, while coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind today’s influential technology trends. Your students explore the underlying principles supporting the wide scope of digital devices in use today with a focus on the connectivity that pervades modern life. This Enhanced Edition includes a new hands-on programming chapter that lets students with no prior coding experience learn to program with immediate success using Python™.

Features

  • PROVIDES COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO TODAY’S SPECTRUM OF OPERATING SYSTEMS. This edition offers thorough coverage and examples of the latest MS Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Chrome OS throughout the book. Your students leave your course with a basic understanding of how to maximize the critical applications in today’s leading operating systems.

  • QUICKCHECK EXERCISES HELP STUDENTS GAUGE COMPREHENSION. Located in each section, these QuickCheck Exercises ensure your students fully understand the concepts they have just read before they progress further.

  • END-OF-UNIT READINGS HIGHLIGHT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES. These readings provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? exercises encourage students to think critically about the topics.

  • END-OF-UNIT ACTIVITIES REINFORCE CONCEPTS WITH MEANINGFUL PRACTICE. Interactive Summary Questions, Interactive Situation Questions, and Lab Projects enable students to practice the specific skills covered in each chapter with practical, hands-on applications.

  • STUDENTS PRACTICE INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS USING ONLINE TOOLS. A section in each unit guides students in refining their skills in searching, selecting, organizing, evaluating, and citing source material. When you add Search Expert to your course, you further help your students acquire skills and tools they can apply to research across any curriculum.

About the Author

June Jamrich Parsons

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Dan Oja

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Digital Revolution. Unit I: DIGITAL CONTENT. Digital Basics. Digital Sound. Bitmap Graphics. Vector Graphics. Digital Video. Lab: The Digital World with Eyes Shut. Unit II: DIGITAL DEVICES. Device Basics. Device Options. Processors and Memory. Storage. Input and Output. Lab: What's Going on in There? UNITUnit III: NETWORKS. Network Basics. The Internet. Internet Access. Local Area Networks. File Sharing. Lab: Hack Your Net. Unit IV: THE WEB. Web Basics. Browsers. HTML. HTTP. 270. Search Engines. Lab: Design Your Home Page. Unit V: SOCIAL MEDIA. Social Networking. Content Communities. Blogs and More. Online Communication. Social Media Values. Lab: Analyze Me. Unit VI: SOFTWARE. Software Basics. Operating Systems. Apps and Applications. Productivity Software. File Management Utilities. Lab: Put Your File Ducks in a Row. Unit VII: DIGITAL SECURITY. Unauthorized Use. Malware. Online Intrusions. Interception. Social Engineering. Lab: Chrome Lockdown. Bonus Unit: TRY IT! PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON™.Hello World Python Style. Wacky Word Game. Build Your Own Calculator. Ask the Computer. Race Game.
Glossary. Index. Answers.

New to this edition

  • TRY IT! PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON™ OFFERS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TO USERS. This new unit provides a step-by-step, hands-on, introduction to programming. By following step-by-step instructions, student learn to program successfully and immediately-- even if they have no prior experience.
  • UPDATED SCREENS THROUGHOUT REFLECT THE LATEST OPERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS. New visuals incorporate the latest features of Microsoft® Windows 10 and Office 2016 to ensure that your students are prepared to work with the most current versions of these important tools.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305656334 | ISBN-13: 9781305656338)

Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305656377 | ISBN-13: 9781305656376)

Cengage Learning 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.

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MindTap Computing for Parsons’ New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive, 19th Edition 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 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.

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.

Student Supplements

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MindTap Computing for Parsons’ New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive, 19th Edition 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 goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where to focus efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE THE TEXT 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, gather everything you’ve flagged into a guide you organize.

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.