9780134837871

Technology In Action Complete

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134837871

  • ISBN10:

    0134837878

  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office.

                                                                                               

Using technology to teach technology

Explore, discover, and experience technology with Technology in Action, the best seller that uses technology to teach technology. Authors Evans, Martin, and Poatsy know how readers learn today and help them focus on tasks that they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. The 15th Edition uses practical content, hands-on projects, and coverage of artificial intelligence to provide an engaging learning experience. This in turn helps learners be more prepared, and provides them with the skills they need to be digitally literate in their everyday lives and in the workplace.

 

Also available packaged with MyLab IT or via Revel.

 

MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers.

 

Revel Technology in Action is an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, or via Revel, ask your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for:

0134832507 / 9780134832500   MyLab IT for Technology in Action Complete, 15th Edition by Evans

Package consists of:

  • 0134837878 / 9780134837871 Technology In Action Complete, 15e
  • 0134837975 / 9780134837970 MyLab IT with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Technology in Action


If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for:

0134868072 /9780134868073  Revel Technology in Action -- Access Card, 15/e

 

Author Biography

Alan Evans, MS, CPA

Alan is currently a faculty member at Moore College of Art and Design and Montgomery County Community College, teaching a variety of computer science and business courses. He holds a BS in accounting from Rider University and an MS in information systems from Drexel University, and he is a certified public accountant. After a successful career in business, Alan finally realized that his true calling is education. He has been teaching at the college level since 2000, and enjoys attending technical conferences and exploring new methods of engaging students.

                                                                       

                                                     

Kendall Martin, PhD

Kendall is a professor of Computer Science at Montgomery County Community College with teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at a number of institutions, including Villanova University, DeSales University, Ursinus College, and Arcadia University.

 

Kendall’s education includes a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and an MS and a PhD in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She has industrial experience in research and development environments (AT&T Bell Laboratories), as well as experience with several start-up technology firms.

                                   

 

Mary Anne Poatsy, MBA

Mary Anne is a senior faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. She enjoys speaking at various professional conferences about innovative classroom strategies. She holds a BA in psychology and education from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

 

Mary Anne has been in teaching since 1997. She has taught elementary and secondary education, as well as college at Montgomery County Community College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Muhlenberg College, and Bucks County Community College. She also has experience with teaching and training in the professional environment. Prior to this, she was a vice president at Shearson Lehman Hutton in the Municipal Bond Investment Banking Department.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

1. The Impact of Technology in a Changing World

2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

3. Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources

4. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

5. System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

6. Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System

7. Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

8. Managing a Digital Lifestyle: Media and Ethics

9. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices

10. Behind the Scenes: Software Programming

11. Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems

12. Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World

13. Behind the Scenes: How the Internet Works


Appendix A. The History of the Personal Computer

Appendix B. Careers in IT


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