Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts 1st Edition
Corinne Hoisington
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Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts 2nd Edition
Corinne Hoisington
ISBN-13: 9781305670112 | ISBN-10: 1305670116
© 2018 | Published |  NA  Pages
Previous Editions: 2015

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Helps students learn the computer concepts essential for success with TECHNOLOGY NOW, 2nd EDITION: YOUR COMPANION TO SAM COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Updated with the latest changes in technology as well as IC3 objectives, content aligns with new Computer Concepts tasks in SAM (Skills Assessment Manager), Cengage Learning's robust training and assessment system. Use the printed book with SAM or as a full digital solution in SAM or MindTap® online for a learning experience ideal for all learning styles or levels of experience. Reading activities integrated with SAM Concepts training videos, SAM Exams and quizzing are delivered in a customizable learning path. This edition provides hands-on and critical-thinking activities, ethical scenarios, and team projects to elevate thinking and keep students engaged. Simple language, everyday examples, and visual information in small chunks further ensure understanding. Customize the printed book and SAM or MindTap® to include only chapters that meet your objectives.



  • 1. Introduction to Computer Hardware.
    2. Introduction to Software and Apps.
    3. System Software.
    4. Application Software.
    5. The Web.
    6. Purchasing and Maintaining a Computer.
    7. The Connected Computer.
    8. Safety and Security.
    9. Communication.
    10. Information Literacy.
    11. Introduction to Media.
    12. A Changing World.

    • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ENGAGE, INSPIRE STUDENTS AND ELEVATE LEARNING, A wide variety of additional end-of-chapter hands-on activities extend beyond what is covered in SAM. Critical-thinking exercises, team projects, and ethics scenarios engage students in meaningful and relevant ways to reinforce key concepts. Activities inspire students to incorporate technology at school, on the job, and in their lives.
    • VISUAL, PRACTICAL DESIGN APPEALS TO TODAY’S STUDENTS. Content is presented efficiently for today’s visual learners with streamlined text and appealing graphics. Tips on emerging technologies in "Hot Technology Now" features, a Twitter-type message feed, career insights in "On the Job Now" features, and relevant statistics in "By the Numbers Now" all speak to the interests of today’s students to keep them engaged and motivated.
    • AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, POPULAR SPEAKER, AND RESPECTED TECHNOLOGY PROFESSOR CORINNE HOISINGTON PROVIDES CONTEMPORARY EXPERTISE. A recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award, Ms. Hoisington applies her expertise in emerging technology to keep students interested and involved. Practical insights throughout this book go beyond the SAM content and inspire readers to use and explore technology in school and in their careers.
    • COMPUTER CONCEPTS TEXT OFFERS A CONCISE, READER-FRIENDLY STYLE. This book’s popular, inviting presentation helps students learn important technology concepts related to hardware and software, operating systems, the Web, networks, and safety and security.
    • TEXT OPTION PROVIDES 100% DIGITAL SOLUTION. You can choose this innovative presentation in a fully digital, interactive option for use within SAM or within a MindTap® online course. This digital solution provides reading activities integrated with SAM Concepts training videos, SAM Exams, quizzing, and other engaging learning activities and support delivered in a customizable learning path.
    • CONTENT ALIGNS WITH THE NEW COMPUTER CONCEPTS TASKS IN SAM (SKILLS ASSESSMENT MANAGER). Using this book with SAM, Cengage Learning's robust training and assessment system, provides a streamlined learning experience for all students, no matter what their learning styles or levels of experience.
    • OPTION TO CUSTOMIZE PROVIDES JUST THE CONTENT YOU WANT. Choose the print chapters you want to meet your course learning outcomes, and set up SAM or your MindTap® course to provide only the SAM tasks or topics covered in your custom book.
    • FULLY UPDATED COVERAGE ADDRESSES HUNDREDS OF NEW AND UPDATED TECHNOLOGIES. Clear coverage of the latest and emerging developments prepares readers to work in today’s rapidly-changing technology-driven world.
    • NEW TOPICS HIGHLIGHT THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. Students examine and gain insights into augmented and virtual reality headsets, wearable devices, new LTE connectivity, new hardware, Office 365 & Windows 10, and G Suite, and beyond.
    • THIS EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A FULLY DIGITAL, INTERACTIVE COURSE DESIGNED FOR TODAY’S STUDENTS. You can choose a fully digital version of this proven text to use in SAM or as a MindTap® course. This interactive version contains SAM Concepts training videos, SAM Exams, quizzing, flashcards, and other activities in a learning path that you can easily customize.
    • NEW EDITION ALIGNS WITH NEW SAM CONCEPTS TASKS. This edition reflects the latest improvements in SAM content, including updated Computer Concepts and tasks that cover IC3 certification objectives.
    • ALL NEW ASSIGNMENTS AND NEW APPS PROVIDE EXCITING STUDENT EXPERIENCES. New interactive, timely activities and applications inspire student participation and encourage active learning.
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  • Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.