Technology In Action Introductory eBook (16e) : 9780135480014

Technology In Action Introductory eBook (16e)

Evans,A et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft® Office.

Best-selling Technology in Action Introductory uses practical content and hands-­on projects to engage students in computing tasks and skills they can apply at work, in class, or at home. Designed for today’s technically savvy students, the text introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, then expands upon these skills as students build mastery. The 16th edition further emphasises the importance of digital literacy with two new Try This projects — “What Does Facebook Know About You?” and “Sharing Printers on a Network Using Windows” — as well as a new Technology in the News feature.

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Table of contents
  • 1. The Impact of Technology in a Changing World
  • 2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
  • 3. Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources
  • 4. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play
  • 5. System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
  • 6. Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System
  • 7. Networking: Connecting Computing Devices
  • 8. Managing Your Digital Lifestyle: Challenges and Ethics
  • 9. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices
  • Appendices
  • A. The History of the Personal Computer
  • B. Careers in IT
Features & benefits
  • Updated - Try This projects let students build and demonstrate proficiency in professional skills they will use in the workplace and in their personal lives. Two new projects are included:
    • “What Does Facebook Know About You?” guides students to the information Facebook® has about them.
    • “Sharing Printers on a Network Using Windows” teaches students how to set up effective network sharing.
  • Make This projects allow students to learn about mobile app development by letting them create their own mobile apps for Android or iOS environments.
  • New - Technology in the News (formerly TechBytes Weekly) is a new feature in the eText that provides weekly currency updates on the latest technology stories, for use in class discussions or as reading assignments.
  • New - Chapter 8 has been expanded to cover the challenges students face in managing a digital lifestyle such as the Dark Web, keeping data private, and using cryptocurrency.
  • Expanded - Coverage of advancements in technology now includes discussions of watchOS and tvOS, the latest smart home devices, web security, password managers, and biometric options for access control.
  • Expanded - Ethical issues are covered in end-of-chapter activities, the Point/Counterpoint Ethical Debate feature, Ethics in IT activities, and a
  • Updated - The section on technology and careers has been updated with current trends, with an emphasis on the impact of artificial intelligence.
  • Revised - Chapter learning objectives, learning outcomes, and images have been revised or enhanced throughout the text to better reflect the professional competencies students need for today’s workforce.
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