New Perspectives on Computer Concepts: Introductory

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Course Technology, 2004 - Computers - 432 pages
Revised to keep your students on top of our ever-changing world of emerging technology, this is your solution for staying current and keeping your students engaged in an information age. Features: Each lesson is presented on two facing pages, with the main points discussed on the left hand page and large illustrated on the right. Students learn all they need about a topic without turning the page! The modular structure of the book allows you to cover the units and lessons in any order. Computers in Context lessons highlight how computer technology is used in various fields, such as sports, education and law enforcement. Students can use the new companion Web site activities to reinforce the concepts that they have learned in the book. New material and photos added to this Fifth edition will keep you current including coverage of Tablet computers, wireless networks, a new lesson on Solid State Storage Technology, an updated and revamped lesson on Defining database software, and a new lesson on introducing DHTML and XML. An Interactive CD accompanies the book and contains videos and screentours, InfoWebs, Interactive Exercises, Practice Tests and Labs. Icons placed throughout the book direct students to the CD putting the concepts on context. ... From publisher description.

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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.

Esteemed professionals and respected authors June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their 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, they opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Ms. 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's their team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

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