Technology for Success: Computer Concepts,
1st Edition

Jennifer T. Campbell, Mark Ciampa, Barbara Clemens, Steven M. Freund, Mark Frydenberg, Ralph Hooper, Lisa Ruffolo

ISBN-13: 9780357124826 | ISBN-10: 0357124820

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 500 pages

List Price USD $179.95


Gain a thorough understanding of today's sometimes daunting, ever-changing world of technology as you learn how to apply the latest technology to your academic, professional and personal life with TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS: COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Written by a team of best-selling technology authors and based on extensive research and feedback from students like you, this edition breaks each topic into brief, inviting lessons that address the “what, why and how” behind digital advancements to ensure deep understanding and application to today's real world. Optional online MindTap and SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) learning tools offer hands-on and step-by-step training, videos that cover the more difficult concepts and simulations that challenge you to solve problems in the actual world. You leave this course able to read the latest technology news and understand its impact on your daily life, the economy and society.

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Meet the Authors

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In addition to co-authoring TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS texts, Jennifer T. Campbell has written and co-authored several other leading technology texts, including DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, 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.

Dr. Mark Ciampa is a Professor of Information Systems in the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Prior to this he was an Associate Professor and served as the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee for 20 years. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written more than 25 technology textbooks, including COMPTIA CYSA+ GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY ANALYST, SECURITY+ GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICAL SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, and GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. Dr. Ciampa holds a Ph.D. in technology management with a specialization in digital communication systems from Indiana State University and has certifications in security and healthcare.

Barbara Clemens has been a writer, editor, software product manager and instructor for more than 30 years. She has worked with Addison-Wesley Publishing, Course Technology and Cengage Learning. Ms. Clemens has edited and written numerous leading Microsoft® Office and Microsoft® Windows textbooks and has created instructional videos and online courses for MS Office.

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 CIS Sandbox, Bentley’s technology social learning space, which prepares students to succeed in their CIS courses and to thrive in a technology-driven business world. Professor Frydenberg teaches courses in technology concepts, Python and technology trends. His research focuses on digital literacy, collaborative learning and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Professor Frydenberg has presented at academic and applied technology conferences and events throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is also an author of several editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, and he authored WEB 2.0 CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS in the popular Shelly Cashman Series.

Ralph Hooper has more than 30 years of teaching experience in mathematics and computer science at the university level. His professional interests include data science, machine learning, and computational thinking.

Lisa Ruffolo has served as a technical writer and editor for more than 30 years. She is pursuing an emphasis in operating systems and digital literacy. She has edited top-selling books in the fields of introduction to computing, Microsoft Office, PC repair and computer programming.

  • NEW CRITICAL-THINKING CHALLENGES PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARPEN IMPORTANT PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. These interesting challenges engage students in scenarios where they function as key decision makers, navigating challenges they will encounter in their personal, academic or professional lives.
  • THIS EDITION INTEGRATES NEW RSS FEEDS TO ENSURE STUDENTS REVIEW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. New RSS feeds provide the latest technology news to connect the content of your course to daily life Students clearly see the impact of today's technology on their personal lives, the economy and society.
  • EMPHASIS ON REAL-WORLD APPROACH HIGHLIGHTS PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF CONCEPTS STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. The authors skillfully thread a real-world approach throughout this edition's narrative, videos and hands-on training activities. All content centers around addressing the “what, why, and how” behind today's technology.
  • BRIEF, MANAGEABLE LESSONS INVITE STUDENTS TO LEARN AND SUCCEED. This unique “Learn a little, do a little” approach to learning breaks concepts into smaller chunks of reading. This reading is supported by online activities that encourage hands-on, interactive learning.
  • COVERAGE OF THE LATEST AND MOST IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS ENSURES RELEVANCY. This edition highlights extremely relevant and critical content with expanded coverage of digital security, cloud computing and digital privacy.

Table of Contents

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Module 1: Impact of Digital Technology.
Module 2: The Web.
Module 3: Computer Hardware.
Module 4: Operating Systems and File Management.
Module 5: Software and Apps.
Module 6: Security and Safety.
Module 7: Digital Media.
Module 8: Program and App Use and Development.
Module 9: Web Development.
Module 10: Networking.
Module 11: Digital Communication.

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Technology for Success: Computer Concepts (K12 binding)

Make today's often daunting, ever-changing world of technology both relevant and manageable for your students with TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS: COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Written by a team of best-selling technology authors, based on extensive research and developed in partnership with an education advisory panel of subject matter experts, this edition prepares students to be savvy consumers and technology users in their academic, professional and personal lives. This printed or digital solution breaks each topic into brief, inviting lessons that address the “what, why and how” behind technology to ensure deep understanding and real-life application. For those who want an immersive online learning experience, MindTap and SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) resources include hands-on training, concept videos and critical-thinking simulations that challenge learners to problem solve. In addition, news feeds introduce the latest technology-related news and events. Students leave your course able to understand the impact of recent technology on daily life, the economy and society.

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