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New Perspectives on Microsoft® Windows 8, Comprehensive, 1st Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • Lisa Ruffolo
  • ISBN-10: 1285080874
  • ISBN-13: 9781285080871
  • 704 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8 takes a critical-thinking approach to teaching Windows 8 concepts and skills. In addition to in-depth coverage of essential topics, this book also covers some of the coolest new features to the Windows Operating System including Apps, the Charms Bar, mobile computing, and touch screen capabilities. The New Perspectives Series also has pedagogical elements to help students with all learning styles absorb key information. The Visual Overview at the beginning of each tutorial gives students a graphic view of the content, as well as a study guide for later use. ProSkill Boxes and Exercises provide students with information and practice on Professional Skills that relate to that tutorial's content. Troubleshoot Exercises provide an opportunity for students to apply their skills in a critical thinking setting.

Features

  • New! Coverage of the innovative new Windows 8 features including Apps, the Charms Bar, mobile computing, and touch screen capabilities.

  • ProSkills boxes provide information on Professional Skills that relate to that tutorial's content. Among topics are Teamwork, Verbal and Written Communication, and Problem Solving.

  • ProSkills Exercises provide instruction on Professional Skills and then ask students to complete a related activity, further grounding the concepts and skills of that tutorial in reality.

  • Uses a case-based, problem-solving approach to teach students essential Windows 8 skills and concepts.

  • Keeps students engaged with new business case scenarios throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.

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.

Lisa Ruffolo

Lisa Ruffolo has served as a technical writer and editor for more than 30 years. She is pursuing an emphasis in operating systems and digital literacy. She has edited top-selling books in the fields of introduction to computing, Microsoft Office, PC repair and computer programming.

Table of Contents

Tutorial 1: Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows 8.
Tutorial 2: Organizing Your Files.
Tutorial 3: Personalizing Your Windows Environment.
Tutorial 4: Working with the Internet and Email.
Tutorial 5: Protecting your computer.
Tutorial 6: Searching for Information.
Tutorial 7: Managing Multimedia Files.
Tutorial 8: Connecting to Networks with Mobile Computing.
Tutorial 9: Maintaining Hardware and Software.
Tutorial 10: Improving Your Computer's Performance.
Appendix A: Using Windows 8 with a Touch Screen Device.
Appendix B: Exploring Additional Windows 8 Tools.
Glossdex.
Task Reference.

New to this edition

  • Visual Overview – a two-page spread at the start of each tutorial – gives students a visual look at the content and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.

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

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285080939 | ISBN-13: 9781285080932)

Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included such as data and solution files, syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.