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Enhanced Discovering Computers ©2017, Essentials 1st Edition
Misty E. Vermaat | Susan L. Sebok | Steven M. Freund | Mark Frydenberg | Jennifer T. Campbell
ISBN-13: 9781305657465 | ISBN-10: 1305657462
© 2017 | Published |  376  Pages

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Teach students to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today’s Internet capabilities with the latest edition of the comprehensive DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ESSENTIALS ENHANCED. Introductory computing students see how technology skills assist in employment and advancing careers. This edition highlights the most recent developments in computer tools and technology with new emphasis on Web Development, creating a strong web presence, and the latest Windows 10 information. To keep content as current as possible, online coverage of contemporary technology developments builds on the book’s discussions.
The authors emphasize actionable content with a proven learning structure and practice to reinforce key skills. Self-assessments open each chapter, enabling learners to target study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ESSENTIALS ENHANCED presents the content students need to succeed in a way that ensures understanding.



  • Introductory Chapter: Succeeding In This Course: Tips and Pointers.
    1. Introducing Today’s Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web.
    2. Connecting and Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media.
    3. Computers and Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work.
    4. Programs and Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools.
    5. Digital Security, Ethics, and Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses.
    Feature: Technology Timeline.
    Appendix A: Acronym Reference.
    Appendix B: Troubleshooting Computer and Mobile Device Problems
    Focus On: Web Development.

    • BOOK’S STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION IMPROVES RETENTION AND UNDERSTANDING. The authors have used their teaching experience and technical expertise to present the information in a way that encourages students to retain the material. The book’s unique approach promotes transference of knowledge.
    • CHAPTERS ARE STRUCTURED TO HIGHLIGHT TOPICS MOST IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS. All material is formatted to enhance the reader’s learning experience and highlight key information students need to know at home, at school, and at work.
    • END-OF-CHAPTER ASSIGNMENTS PROVIDE CRITICAL HANDS-ON PRACTICE. The authors have carefully designed all assignments to help students refine the skills that are most important for their success in your course and in their future coursework and employment.
    • UNIFYING THEMES CONNECT FEATURE BOXES AND MARGIN NOTES. Interesting in-chapter feature boxes and content reinforces each chapter’s theme and effectively directs readers’ attention to practical applications.
    • ROBUST LEARNING FEATURES REFINE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Consider this boxes, Ethics and Issues boxes, and questions posed throughout the book challenge students to critically evaluate and determine solutions for contemporary technology dilemmas.
    • LATEST TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS KEEP YOUR COURSE AS CURRENT AS POSSIBLE. Internet Research elements, Technology @Work boxes, Technology Innovators, and Facebook posts/Twitter tweets help you present the most up to date information and technology developments to your students.
    • NEW WEB DEVELOPMENT APPENDIX EMPHASIZES SKILLS FOR CREATING A WEB PRESENCE. This content gives you the flexibility to highlight the key skills your students need to establish and maintain a strong presence on today’s Web by providing a hands on opportunity to create a project in HTML5.
    • UPDATED REFERENCES REFLECT MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10. Your students learn to maximize the latest features of the new Microsoft® Windows 10 as they progress throughout this edition.
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  • Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft® Word books.

    Susan L. Sebok is a retired professor at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She is also a licensed attorney. Ms. Sebok has co-authored several successful textbooks for the leading Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Microsoft® PowerPoint® and DISCOVERING COMPUTERS.

    Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows® Internet Explorer, Windows®, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements.

    Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of the university’s CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, a social learning space where students interact with technology and each other. Professor Frydenberg teaches courses in IT concepts, web development, and technology trends. His research focuses on flipped and collaborative learning and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Professor Frydenberg frequently presents on teaching and learning with new technologies at conferences and training events throughout the US and Europe. He has also authored WEB 2.0 CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, one of the many successful texts in the popular Shelly Cashman Series.

    In addition to co-authoring DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Jennifer T. Campbell has written several other leading technology texts, including DISCOVERING THE INTERNET, WEB DESIGN: INTRODUCTORY, MICROSOFT® EXPRESSION WEB INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES, COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2007 COMPANION, and MICROSOFT® OFFICE QUICK REFERENCE POCKET GUIDE. Ms. Campbell has served integral roles in computer textbook publishing as an editor, author, and marketing manager. She holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary.