Technology In Action Complete, Global Edition eBook (15e) : 9781292311937

Technology In Action Complete, Global Edition eBook (15e)

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

Using technology to teach technology

Explore, discover, and experience technology with Technology in Action, the best seller that uses technology to teach technology. Authors Evans, Martin, and Poatsy know how students learn today and help them focus on tasks that they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. The 15th Edition is a timely and essential update of everything students need to know about computer concepts. Through practical content and hands-on projects, it provides an engaging learning experience from one chapter to the next.

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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 a Digital Lifestyle: Media and Ethics
  • 9. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices
  • 10. Behind the Scenes: Software Programming
  • 11. Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems
  • 12. Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World
  • 13. Behind the Scenes: How the Internet Works
  • Appendix A. The History of the Personal Computer
  • Appendix B. Careers in IT
Features & benefits
  • In-depth coverage of AI, and its impact on how to use technology ethically, can be found in Chapter 1.
  • Materials that help students develop the skills for web application and mobile programming have been integrated.
  • New coverage of state-of-the art technology
  • Provide the most up-to-date coverage in an engaging and progressive manner
  • TechBytes Weekly augment the text with late-breaking developments and multimedia components that enrich the classroom and student learning experience.
  • Updated - Images and quizzes can be found throughout.
  • Carefully sequenced topics mirror the typical student learning experience, making navigation easy, and reinforcing key concepts.
  • The progressive approach introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, and then expands upon these skills as students become more comfortable.
  • Try This! exercises are hands-on projects that allow students to explore, practice, and demonstrate proficiency with important computing topics in the chapter. How-to videos accompany each project.
  • Make This! exercises are projects that address the hot area of mobile app creation. Students build programs — often using App Inventor — that run on their mobile devices. Each project includes instructions and a how-to video.
  • Solve This! exercises allow students to apply their understanding with real-world problem solving, using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel.
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