Century 21 Plus: Computer Applications with Document Formatting 8th Edition
Jack P. Hoggatt, Ed. D. | Jon A. Shank, Ed. D. | Karl Barksdale
ISBN-13: 9780538439602 | ISBN-10: 0538439602
© 2007 | Published |  686  Pages

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Century 21 Plus: Computer Applications with Document Formatting represents a new way of beginning a course on computer applications in which students have already had beginning keyboarding. The emphasis is on new technologies and offers minimal keyboarding reinforcement, concentrating on computer applications instructions. The text is divided into lessons that are structured with objective and a series of hands-on exercises, followed by a source document that is to be created or modified.

    Unit 1: Computer Basics: Prerequisites to Success.
    Part 1: UNITS 1-28 Computer Applications/Key Applications.
    Word Processing.
    1: Improving E-Mail and Memo Formatting Skills.
    2: Improving Report Formatting Skills.
    3: Improving Letter Formatting Skills.
    4: Improving Table Format Skills.
    Communication and Math Skills 1.
    Skill Building 1.
    5: Creating Electronic Presentations.
    6: More Presentations.
    Communication and Math Skills 2.
    Skill Building 2.
    7: Assessing Document Formatting Skills.
    8: Integrated Workplace Simulation: HPJ Communication Specialists.
    Advanced Word Processing.
    9: Enhancing Correspondence Format Skills.
    10: Improving Report Format Skills.
    Communication and Math Skills 3.
    Skill Building 3.
    11: Processing Worksheets.
    12: More Spreadsheets.
    Communication and Math Skills 4.
    Skill Building 4.
    13: Assessing Document Format Skills.
    14: Integrated Workplace Simulation: TSEA Science Conference.
    Advanced Spreadsheets/Worksheets.
    15: Extending Spreadsheet Skills.
    16: Enhancing/Integrating Spreadsheet Skills.
    17: More on Spreadsheets.
    Communication and Math Skills 5.
    Skill Building 5.
    Advanced Word Processing and Desktop Publishing.
    18: Using Desktop Publishing.
    19: Processing Business Correspondence.
    20: Creating a Business Plan.
    21: Workgroups and Collaboration.
    Communication and Math Skills 6.
    Skill Building 6.
    22: Assessing Advanced Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Desktop Publishing Skills.
    Advanced Presentations.
    23: Creating Advanced Electronic Presentations.
    Communication and Math Skills 7.
    Skill Building 7.
    24: Database Overview and Developing Database Skills.
    25: Enhancing Database Skills.
    26: Expand Database Skills.
    Communication and Math Skills 8.
    Skill Building 8.
    27: Assessing Database and Advanced Electronic Presentation Skills.
    28: Capstone Integrated Workplace Simulation: “Hoops”.
    Part 2: UNITS 1-6 Online Applications/Living Online.
    1: History of Computers and Hardware.
    2: Your Personal Network to Success.
    Communication and Math Skills 9.
    3: Search Your Personal Web.
    4: Ethics, Netiquette and Our Digital Society.
    Communication and Math Skills 10.
    5: Privacy and Security.
    6: Web Design and HTML.
    Communication and Math Skills 11.
    Part 3: UNITS 1-5 Emerging Input Technologies.
    1: Handwriting Recognition and Tablet PCs.
    2: Speech Recognition.
    Communication and Math Skills 12.
    3: Scanning, Photos, and Digital Imaging.
    Communication and Math Skills 13.
    4: Personal Digital Assistants and Personal Information Management.
    Communication and Math Skills 14.
    Appendix A: One Note.
    Appendix B: Leadership in Organizations.
    Appendix C: Careers and Employability.
    Appendix D: Skill Building.
    Appendix E: Reference Manual.

    • Text teaches word processing, databased, spreadsheets, presentations and more for a complete computer applications curriculum.
    • Internet Activities enhance lessons and follow cross-curricular themes.
    • Model Documents illustrate correct formatting.
    • Non-software-specific presentation is baded on Microsoft® Office 2003 for Windows® but can be used with Office XP and other versions to provide flexibility.
    • Non-software-specific presentation is baded on Microsoft® Office 2003 for Windows® but can be used with Office XP and other versions to provide flexibility.
    • The topics exceed the South-Western scope and sequence standards for computer literacy, which also correspond to the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for computer education.
    • Many of the Microsoft® Office Specialist competencies are covered to help in achieving certification.
    • Appendices include topics such as PDAs, Careers, and Leadership in Organizations.
    • Placement tests are available to assess keyboarding skills and knowledge of prerequisite document formatting and word processing.
    • Microsoft® OneNote is covered to give students exposure to this exciting new program.
    • Interesting new topcis include computer concepts, ethics, and input technologies to hold student interest.
    • Skill Builders help students improve techniques and speed.
    • Communication and Math Skills strengthen students’ skills.
    • "These lessons are real-life situations and right to the point. Every example that I saw related to the business world or even the college-bound student. The materials that the student is asked to work on are relevant topics and, most important, are cross curricular. Students can also use this material in other classes for reference. I see this text being used more on the high school level as well as for adult education. Great examples and practice are used and once again this text will be the leader in Computer Applications!"

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    • Dr. Jack P. Hoggatt is Department Chair of the Department of Business Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has taught courses in Business Writing, Advanced Business Communications, and the communication component of the university’s Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. Dr. Hoggatt has held offices in professional organizations and has received the Outstanding Post-Secondary Business Educator Award in Wisconsin. He has served as an advisor to local and state business organizations. Dr Hoggatt is involved with his community and the school activities of his children.

      Dr. Jon Shank is a retired Professor of Education (Emeritus) at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shank served as Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Education for more than 20 years before returning to the classroom. He taught keyboarding and word processing methods to undergraduate and graduate students seeking business education certification. Over the years, he has served in numerous leadership positions in business education professional associations, as a consultant to many school districts, and on many advisory committees for school districts and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

      Karl Barksdale is currently an instructor at the Utah County Academy of Sciences and is a former instructor at Farrer Middle school in Provo, UT. He has recently been a consultant for Google. Formerly a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation, he obtained a master’s degree in curriculum from the University of Utah and applied his degree as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Provo School District. Later he returned to education as a Business Education instructor. Since that time he has authored more than 50 business and computer education textbooks for South-Western Educational Publishing, Course Technology, Speaking Solutions, and other publishers.