Give students a full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and complete coverage in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018, INTRODUCTORY. Leading technology author June Parsons provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. An insightful overview highlights the evolution of today's digital technology as well as virtual reality, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, and the sharing economy that has emerged with apps such as Uber, Etsy, and Airbnb. Extensive coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind today’s technology trends. Students explore the underlying principles supporting current digital devices with a focus on connectivity. This edition includes a hands-on programming module ideal to help students with no prior coding experience learn programming with immediate success using Python™.