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Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: A Fundamental Combined Approach, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer T. Campbell
  • Steven M. Freund
  • Mark Frydenberg
  • Mary Z. Last
  • Philip J. Pratt
  • Susan L. Sebok
  • Misty E. Vermaat
  • ISBN-10: 1305871804
  • ISBN-13: 9781305871809
  • 1232 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2014, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Combine strong computer concepts from the best-selling DISCOVERING COMPUTERS with proven step-by-step instruction on Microsoft® Office 2016 in one convenient book. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: A FUNDAMENTAL COMBINED APPROACH delivers the best of Shelly Cashman Series® in a single resource for your Introduction to Computers course. As part of the Series that has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students, this book encourages critical thought, personalization, and experimentation with the latest Microsoft ® Office 365 and 2016 software. Updated and revised computer concepts content throughout this edition reflect the evolving needs of today’s Introductory Computing students, focusing exclusively on the skills students need to be successful in college and beyond. Enhancements throughout this edition ensure this book delivers the most effective introduction to Microsoft ® Office 2016 with extensive resources for both you and your students.

Features

  • ONE BOOK COMBINES COMPLETE COMPUTER CONCEPTS WITH THE LATEST MICROSOFT ® OFFICE 2016 SKILLS. The authors skillfully integrate fully updated computer concepts content with the latest new Microsoft® Office 2016 skills in a single, convenient text. All of this timely information is reinforced with the proven Shelly Cashman hallmark pedagogy.

  • EACH MODULE ADDRESSES PRATICAL SKILLS AND TIMELY SECURITY ISSUES RELATED TO CONTENT. As students progress through each module’s topics, they examine the practical technology skills and relevant security issues pertinent to the featured subject matter.

  • MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES STRENGTHEN CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Students have numerous opportunities throughout the text to refine their critical thinking abilities as they answer thought-provoking questions, complete problem-solving activities within the module, and review end of module activities and assignments.

  • STEP-BY-STEP PRESENTATIONS AND CLEAR SCREEN IMAGES GUIDE STUDENTS. This book’s proven step-by-step pedagogy and enhanced callouts within screenshots provide students with guidance each step of the way, helping them master even the most challenging Office 2016 skills. The book’s unique project-based approach engages students in learning skills within a real-world context.

About the Author

Jennifer T. Campbell

In addition to co-authoring TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS texts, Jennifer T. Campbell has written and co-authored several other leading technology texts, including DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING THE INTERNET, WEB DESIGN: INTRODUCTORY, MICROSOFT® EXPRESSION WEB INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES, COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2007 COMPANION and MICROSOFT® OFFICE QUICK REFERENCE POCKET GUIDE. Ms. Campbell has served integral roles in computer textbook publishing as an editor, author and marketing manager. She holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary.

Steven M. Freund

Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows® Internet Explorer, Windows®, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements..

Mark Frydenberg

Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of the CIS Sandbox, Bentley’s technology social learning space, which prepares students to succeed in their CIS courses and to thrive in a technology-driven business world. Professor Frydenberg teaches courses in technology concepts, Python and technology trends. His research focuses on digital literacy, collaborative learning and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Professor Frydenberg has presented at academic and applied technology conferences and events throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is also an author of several editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, and he authored WEB 2.0 CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS in the popular Shelly Cashman Series.

Mary Z. Last

Mary Z. Last has taught computer information systems since 1984. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, where she was an associate professor and the Director of the Center for Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching. Ms. Last is actively involved in the Computing Educator's Oral History Project that encourages young women to pursue careers in math and science. She has been a contributing author to the Shelly Cashman Series since 1992. She also authors many instructor resources for leading database texts.

Philip J. Pratt

Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis and discrete mathematics. He has authored more than 75 textbooks and has co-authored three levels of Microsoft® Office Access books for the popular Shelly Cashman Series, in addition to the popular A GUIDE TO SQL.

Susan L. Sebok

Susan L. Sebok is a retired professor at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She is also a licensed attorney. Ms. Sebok has co-authored several successful textbooks for the leading Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Microsoft® PowerPoint® and DISCOVERING COMPUTERS.

Misty E. Vermaat

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS and Microsoft® Word books.

Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Productivity Apps for School and Work.
DC Module 1: Introducing Today’s Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web.
DC Module 2: Connecting And Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media.
DC Module 3: Computers And Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work.
DC Module 4: Programs And Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools.
DC Module 5: Digital Security, Ethics, And Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses.
Office 2016 and Windows 10: Essential Concepts and Skills.
Word 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture.
Word 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources.
Word 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
PPT 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures.
PPT 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
PPT 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation.
Excel 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart.
Excel 2: Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
Excel 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis.
Access 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
Access 2: Querying a Database.
Index.

New to this edition

  • COMPUTER CONCEPTS HIGHLIGHT THE MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTER TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY. The latest computer concepts, drawn from the best-selling DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, emphasize actionable content, a proven learning structure, and variety of practice and opportunities to reinforce key skills.
  • NEW WORD MODULE INTRODUCES THE LATEST STRENGTHS OF MICROSOFT® WORD 2016. This edition provides new hands-on module projects and effective introductions to the key features new to Word 2016, including Smart Lookup button and Insights task pane.
  • NEW POWERPOINT® MODULE HIGHLIGHTS THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES IN THE LATEST VERSION. Your students work with new projects and exercises that emphasize the topics that are most relevant in their lives. This edition further explains how to best use new inserting and formatting shapes features.
  • NEW EXCEL MODULE EMPHASIZES PRATICAL USES FOR NEW FEATURES. An updated, useful project teaches students how to create a personal budget. It also addresses chart types and functions that are new to Excel 2016.
  • NEW ACCESS MODULE PROVIDES VALUABLE HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Students work with a new database project that models the real world of a human resources outsourcing company. Students learn to use new query, report and form examples from Access 2016.
  • NEW PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR WORK AND SCHOOL MODULE PROVIDES A VISUAL INTRODUCTION. These helpful, easy-to-use apps by well-known technology author Corinne Hoisington visually guide students through using Microsoft® OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge, using fun, hands-on activities for active learning. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help students learn to master each app.

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 Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305871812 | ISBN-13: 9781305871816)

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: 1305871936 | ISBN-13: 9781305871939)

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.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Campbell/Freund/Frydenberg/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Vermaat’s Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: A Fundamental Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1305875885 | ISBN-13: 9781305875883)

MindTap Computing for Campbell/Freund/Frydenberg/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Vermaat’s Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016 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

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Campbell/Freund/Frydenberg/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Vermaat’s Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: A Fundamental Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1305875885 | ISBN-13: 9781305875883)

MindTap Computing for Campbell/Freund/Frydenberg/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Vermaat’s Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016 helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the book and study with flashcards and practice quizzes. The Luvo (Flashnotes) App even lets you buy and sell notes from lectures and coursework. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores so you know where you need to focus efforts, and stay motivated toward goals. The MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU 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 Campbell/Freund/Frydenberg/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Vermaat’s Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: A Fundamental Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1305884655 | ISBN-13: 9781305884656)

MindTap Computing for Campbell/Freund/Frydenberg/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Vermaat’s Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016 helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU 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 MindTap Green Dot 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, 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.