Technology in Action
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|Format:||Paperback, 700 pages, 3rd Revised Complete Edition|
|Other Information: ||col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 21 February 2006|
For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today's Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Fluent Chapter 2 Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts Technology in Focus: The History of the PC Chapter 3 Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources Chapter 4 Application Software: Programs that Let You Work and Play Technology in Focus: Digital Entertainment Chapter 5 Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management Chapter 6 Evaluating Your System: Understanding and Assessing Hardware Technology in Focus: Alternatives Chapter 7 Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe from Hackers and Viruses Chapter 8 Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand Technology in Focus: Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data Chapter 9 Behind the Scenes: Inside the System Unit Chapter 10 Behind the Scenes: Software Programming Chapter 11 Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems Chapter 12 Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security Chapter 13 Behind the Scenes: The Internet: How It Works Technology in Focus: Careers in IT Glossary
About the Author
Three professors from Montgomery County Community College traveled with the Prentice Hall Information Technology team for over two years to uncover what students and professors today wanted and needed in an Intro to Computer Concepts text. After meeting with more than 1,000 students and instructors and developed Technology in Action. Due to overwhelming success, they recently published Technology in Action 2/e! Alan D. Evans, M.S., CPA Alan is currently the director of computer science for Montgomery County Community College. Alan's parents instilled in him a love of education at an early age. After a successful career in business, Alan finally realized his true calling was education. He has been a teacher and an administrator at the collegiate level for the past five years. Alan makes presentations at technical conferences and meets regularly with computer science faculty and administrators from other colleges to discuss curriculum development. Currently, he is researching computer literacy standards for college freshmen. Kendall E. Martin, Ph.D. Kendall has been teaching since 1988 at a number of institutions, including Villanova University, DeSales University, Arcadia University, Ursinus College, County College of Morris, and Montgomery County Community College, at both the undergraduate and master's degree level. Kendall's education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She has industrial experience in research and development environments (AT&T Bell Laboratories) as well as experience from several start-up technology firms. At Ursinus College, Kendall developed a successful faculty training program for distance education instructors, and she makes conference presentations during the year. Mary Anne Poatsy, MBA, CFP Mary Anne is an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. Mary Anne holds a B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mary Anne has more than nine years of educational experience, ranging from elementary and secondary education to Montgomery County Community College, Muhlenberg College, and Bucks County Community College, as well as training in the professional environment. Prior to teaching, Mary Anne was a vice president at Shearson Lehman Hutton in the Muncipal Bond Investment Banking department.
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 21.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.38 kg)|