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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive, 18th Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • ISBN-10: 1305271610
  • ISBN-13: 9781305271616
  • 880 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2013
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Give your students the full understanding of today’s digital world that they need with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, COMPREHENSIVE. Newly revised and reorganized, 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. A new introduction highlights today’s digital evolution, while new coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind the trends. Your students explore the underlying principles supporting and to reflect the wide scope of digital devices in use today, with the book’s enhanced focus on the connectivity that pervades modern life.

Features

  • PRESENTATION Includes coverage and examples of Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Chrome OS throughout the book for a complete introduction to today’s spectrum of operating systems. Your students leave your course with a basic understanding of how to maximize the critical applications in this leading software.

  • QuickCheck exercises help students gauge their reading comprehension. Located in each section, these QuickCheck Exercises ensure students fully understand concepts before progressing further.

  • End-of-unit readings highlight social and ethical issues and provide material for thought-provoking classroom discussions. Accompanying Try It! and What Do You Think? exercises engage students in critical thinking 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.

  • A section in each unit helps students practice information literacy skills using online tools for searching, selecting, organizing, evaluating, and citing source material. Add Search Expert to your course and help your students acquire skills and tools they can apply to research across the 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.

Table of Contents

1. Digital Content.
2. Digital Devices.
3. Networks.
4. The Web.
5. Social Media.
6. Software.
7. Security and Privacy.
8. The IT Industry.
9. Enterprise Computing.
10. Data Management.
11. Programming.

New to this edition

  • NEW Reorganized Table of Contents to reflect emerging paradigms in today’s technology.
  • NEW INTRODUCTION PROVIDES BIG-PICTURE VIEW OF TODAY’S DIGITAL EVOLUTION. Using apps is a fine start, but to gain a truly sophisticated understanding of the key social, political, and economic issues related to digitization, students need a comprehensive view of the digital evolution. The new Introduction in this edition puts “today” into context with a captivating first-hand walk-through of the multi-phased digital revolution that has transformed the modern world.
  • NEW PreCheck exercises help students gauge their level of expertise. Students can independently evaluate their understanding prior to studying a chapter’s content.
  • FRESH APPROACH IN THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA UNIT EMPHASIZES IMPORTANT UNDERLYING CONCEPTS. While students use social media daily, most are not familiar with underlying concepts, such as the social media honeycomb, geolocation, and sociograms. Are your students up to speed with Creative Commons and intellectual property concepts? And do they understand the relevance of online identity, privacy, and reputation management? Unit 5 offers a fresh approach to social media that delves into the fundamental concepts while also providing practical how-to tips.
  • NEW SECURITY UNIT EXAMINES THE WEALTH OF SECURITY TOOLS AND GUIDELINES ESSENTIAL FOR BOTH THE PERSONAL AND CORPORATE LEVELS Security content is incorporated throughout this edition’s narrative, with a new security capstone. Exploits, from viruses to botnets, and from code injection to social engineering, are presented in a clear format that provides a solid foundation for understanding current and emerging threats.

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

Website  (ISBN-10: 1305389468 | ISBN-13: 9781305389465)

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: 1305495322 | ISBN-13: 9781305495326)

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.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305389557 | ISBN-13: 9781305389557)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Parsons' New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305274776 | ISBN-13: 9781305274778)

MINDTAP COMPUTING FOR PARSONS' NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, COMPREHENSIVE is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term Instant Access, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305389980 | ISBN-13: 9781305389984)

A unique access code provides your students with seamless access to their CourseMate resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter the access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305391233 | ISBN-13: 9781305391239)

A unique access code provides your students with seamless access to their MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter the access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305638638 | ISBN-13: 9781305638631)

SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) trains and tests students on essential Microsoft® Office, Word, and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on environment, then apply their skills to real-world applications. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves you time and energy.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with eBook, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305857232 | ISBN-13: 9781305857230)
LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305857216 | ISBN-13: 9781305857216)
MindLink for MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305875753 | ISBN-13: 9781305875753)

Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305389557 | ISBN-13: 9781305389557)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes-online with CourseMate.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Parsons' New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305274776 | ISBN-13: 9781305274778)

MindTap Computing for Parsons' New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive, 18th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term Instant Access, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305389980 | ISBN-13: 9781305389984)

A unique access code provided you with seamless access to your CourseMate resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter the access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305391233 | ISBN-13: 9781305391239)

A unique access code provided you with seamless access to your MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter the access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305638638 | ISBN-13: 9781305638631)

SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) is the top online training resource for Microsoft® Office suites applications, including Word 2013. With automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan, SAM helps you stay on track for improved grades. SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment preparing you for more workplace success.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with eBook, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305857232 | ISBN-13: 9781305857230)
LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305857216 | ISBN-13: 9781305857216)
MindLink for MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305875753 | ISBN-13: 9781305875753)
ebook for SAM 2013 for New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305869591 | ISBN-13: 9781305869592)