Shelly Cashman Series® Discovering Computers & Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: A Fundamental Combined Approach 1st Edition
Jennifer T. Campbell | Steven M. Freund | Mark Frydenberg | Mary Z. Last | Philip J. Pratt | Susan L. Sebok | Misty E. Vermaat
ISBN-13: 9781305871809 | ISBN-10: 1305871804
© 2017 | Published |  1232  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781305409033

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Combine strong computer concepts from the best-selling DISCOVERING COMPUTERS with proven step-by-step instruction on Microsoft® Office 2016 in one convenient book. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS & MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: A FUNDAMENTAL COMBINED APPROACH delivers the best of Shelly Cashman Series® in a single resource for your Introduction to Computers course. As part of the Series that has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students, this book encourages critical thought, personalization, and experimentation with the latest Microsoft ® Office 365 and 2016 software. Updated and revised computer concepts content throughout this edition reflect the evolving needs of today’s Introductory Computing students, focusing exclusively on the skills students need to be successful in college and beyond. Enhancements throughout this edition ensure this book delivers the most effective introduction to Microsoft ® Office 2016 with extensive resources for both you and your students.

  • Front Matter.
    Productivity Apps for School and Work.
    DC Module 1: Introducing Today’s Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web.
    DC Module 2: Connecting And Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media.
    DC Module 3: Computers And Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work.
    DC Module 4: Programs And Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools.
    DC Module 5: Digital Security, Ethics, And Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses.
    Office 2016 and Windows 10: Essential Concepts and Skills.
    Word 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture.
    Word 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources.
    Word 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
    PPT 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures.
    PPT 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
    PPT 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation.
    Excel 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart.
    Excel 2: Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
    Excel 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis.
    Access 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
    Access 2: Querying a Database.

    • STEP-BY-STEP PRESENTATIONS AND CLEAR SCREEN IMAGES GUIDE STUDENTS. This book’s proven step-by-step pedagogy and enhanced callouts within screenshots provide students with guidance each step of the way, helping them master even the most challenging Office 2016 skills. The book’s unique project-based approach engages students in learning skills within a real-world context.
    • ONE BOOK COMBINES COMPLETE COMPUTER CONCEPTS WITH THE LATEST MICROSOFT ® OFFICE 2016 SKILLS. The authors skillfully integrate fully updated computer concepts content with the latest new Microsoft® Office 2016 skills in a single, convenient text. All of this timely information is reinforced with the proven Shelly Cashman hallmark pedagogy.
    • EACH MODULE ADDRESSES PRATICAL SKILLS AND TIMELY SECURITY ISSUES RELATED TO CONTENT. As students progress through each module’s topics, they examine the practical technology skills and relevant security issues pertinent to the featured subject matter.
    • MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES STRENGTHEN CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Students have numerous opportunities throughout the text to refine their critical thinking abilities as they answer thought-provoking questions, complete problem-solving activities within the module, and review end of module activities and assignments.
    • COMPUTER CONCEPTS HIGHLIGHT THE MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTER TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY. The latest computer concepts, drawn from the best-selling DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, emphasize actionable content, a proven learning structure, and variety of practice and opportunities to reinforce key skills.
    • NEW WORD MODULE INTRODUCES THE LATEST STRENGTHS OF MICROSOFT® WORD 2016. This edition provides new hands-on module projects and effective introductions to the key features new to Word 2016, including Smart Lookup button and Insights task pane.
    • NEW POWERPOINT® MODULE HIGHLIGHTS THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES IN THE LATEST VERSION. Your students work with new projects and exercises that emphasize the topics that are most relevant in their lives. This edition further explains how to best use new inserting and formatting shapes features.
    • NEW EXCEL MODULE EMPHASIZES PRATICAL USES FOR NEW FEATURES. An updated, useful project teaches students how to create a personal budget. It also addresses chart types and functions that are new to Excel 2016.
    • NEW ACCESS MODULE PROVIDES VALUABLE HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Students work with a new database project that models the real world of a human resources outsourcing company. Students learn to use new query, report and form examples from Access 2016.
    • NEW PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR WORK AND SCHOOL MODULE PROVIDES A VISUAL INTRODUCTION. These helpful, easy-to-use apps by well-known technology author Corinne Hoisington visually guide students through using Microsoft® OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge, using fun, hands-on activities for active learning. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help students learn to master each app.
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  • 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.

    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.

    Mary Z. Last has taught computer information systems since 1984. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, where she was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching. Ms. Last is actively involved in the Computing Educator's Oral History Project that encourages young women to pursue careers in math and science. She has been a contributing author to the Shelly Cashman Series since 1992. She also authors many instructor resources for database texts.

    Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics. He has authored more than 75 textbooks and has co-authored three levels of Microsoft® Office Access 2013 books for this popular Shelly Cashman Series and A Guide to SQL.

    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.

    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.