Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: COMPLETE provides the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
About This Edition
Discovering Computers, Complete provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers. This Shelly Cashman Series® text offers a dynamic and engaging solution to successfully teach students the relevancy of computer concepts in their personal, professional, and academic lives through exciting new exercises that focus on problem solving and critical thinking.
- Coverage has been updated to include Microsoft® Office 2010 and new innovations in technology, such as the iPad, to ensure the most current coverage of today's technology and trends.
- Illustrate the relevance of computer concepts to your students with "Computer Usage @ Work" boxes and "Problem Solving @ Work" exercises that provide examples of how any career path you choose will involve technology in some way.
- Start relevant discussions in your course using the "Ethics & Issues" boxes to debate how technology is affecting the world we live in.
- Engage your students in the content by integrating the online companion games and activities that make learning fun.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction To Computers
Chapter 2: The Internet And World Wide Web
Chapter 3: Application Software
Chapter 4: The Components Of The System Unit
Chapter 5: Input
Chapter 6: Output
Chapter 7: Storage
Chapter 8: Operating Systems And Utility Programs
Chapter 9: Communications And Networks
Chapter 10: Database Management
Chapter 11: Computer Security And Safety, Ethics, And Privacy
Chapter 12: Information System Development
Chapter 13: Programming Languages And Program Development
Chapter 14: Enterprise Computing
Chapter 15: Computer Careers And Certification
Appendix A: Quiz Yourself Answers
Appendix B: Computer Acronyms
Appendix C: Coding Schemes And Number Systems