Visualizing Technology Complete

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-04-17
  • Publisher: Pearson

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

Always current, always innovative
Visualizing Technology  provides a hands-on, highly visual approach to computer concepts whereby students learn a skill and then either apply it to a project or simulation or watch a Viz Clip video to dive deeper. Each magazine-style chapter has a consistent approach of instruction, active practice with Digital Literacy and Essential Job Skills projects, and videos and IT simulations. The 8th edition covers a vast range of technology trends affecting modern work environments, such as immersive technologies, Deep and Dark Web, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine and deep learning.

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Author Biography

Debra Geoghan is a professor of computer and information science at Bucks County Community College (BCCC), where she teaches computer classes ranging from basic computer literacy to cybercrime, computer forensics, and networking. She has certifications from Microsoft®, CompTIA, Apple®, and more. Deb has taught at the college level since 1996 and also spent 11 years in the high school classroom. She holds a BS in secondary science education from Temple University and an MA in computer science education from Arcadia University.

Throughout her teaching career, Deb has worked with educators to integrate technology across the curriculum. At BCCC, she sits on many technology committees, presents technology workshops for BCCC faculty, and serves as the computer science coordinator. Deb is an avid user of technology, which has earned her the nickname “gadget lady.”

Table of Contents

1. What Is a Computer?
2. Application Software
3. File Management
4. Hardware
5. System Software
6. Digital Devices, Multimedia, and Immersive Technology
7. The Internet
8. Communicating and Sharing: The Social Web
9. Networks and Communication
10. Security and Privacy
11. Databases
12. Program Development

A. Microsoft® Office 2019 Applications Projects
B. Using Mind Maps

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