In today’s technological age, computer literacy is very important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The sixth edition has been up to date to reflect the up to date developments in computer technology. New interactive learning tools have also been added to toughen student engagement.
Student CD is included with each and every text, containing:
- Sound Bytes: Multimedia lessons that demystify computer concepts with audio and video presentations.
- Sound Byte Podcasts: The Sound Bytes are now also to be had as podcasts.
- Active Helpdesk Calls: Highly interactive, engaging, almost game-like media that places the student in the role of a helpdesk staffer answering computer technology questions from callers.
Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate; The History of the PC; Having a look at Computers: Understanding the Parts; The usage of the Internet; Ethics; Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play; The usage of System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management; Understanding and Assessing Hardware; Networking and Security: Hackers and Viruses; Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data; Mobile Computing; Digital Entertainment; System Hardware
With an array of fun and engaging learning tools, Technology in Action teaches students computer fundamentals, from learning Microsoft Place of work to putting in place their own home network.