AE 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: 9789814888035 | ISBN-10: 9814888036

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 336 pages

List Price USD $179.95


Make today's 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 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 online learning experience, MindTap and SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) resources include hands-on training, concept videos and critical-thinking challenges 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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Meet the Authors

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Jennifer T. Campbell has written and co-authored several other leading technology texts, including TECHNOLOGY FOR SUCCESS, 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. For over 25 years, she has served integral roles in computer educational 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 current role, he served as an associate professor and 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 serves as a lead 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 and other customer events. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows® Internet Explorer, Windows® Office and Dreamweaver books. In addition, he has written numerous successful instructor supplements. He attended the University of Central Florida.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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AE Technology For Success: Computer Concepts

  • ISBN-10: 9814888036
  • ISBN-13: 9789814888035

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