9780135435199

Technology In Action Complete

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    9780135435199

  • ISBN10:

    0135435196

  • Edition: 16th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-02-18
  • 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
Best-selling Technology in Action Complete uses practical content and hands-┬┐on projects to engage students in computing tasks and skills they can apply at work, in class, or at home. Designed for today’s technically savvy students, the text introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, then expands upon these skills as students build mastery. The 16th edition further emphasizes the importance of digital literacy with two new Try This projects – “What Does Facebook Know About You?” and “Sharing Printers on a Network Using Windows” – as well as a new Technology in the News feature providing weekly currency updates online.

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Technology in Action, 16th Edition, is also available via Revel , an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel prepares students to meaningfully participate in class and provides the skills they need to be digitally literate in the workplace and in their everyday lives.

Author Biography

Alan Evans, MS, CPA, is 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. Alan enjoys attending technical conferences and exploring new methods of engaging students.

Kendall Martin, PhD
, is a full 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
, is a senior faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer applications 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 teaching since 1997, ranging from elementary and secondary education to Montgomery County Community College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Muhlenberg College, and Bucks County Community College, as well as training in the professional environment. Before teaching, 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 Your Digital Lifestyle: Challenges 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

Appendices
A. The History of the Personal Computer
B. Careers in IT

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