Introductory Chapter: Succeeding In This Course: Tips and Pointers. 1. Introducing Today's Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web. 2. Connecting And Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media. 3. Computers And Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work. 4. Programs And Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools. 5. Digital Security, Ethics, And Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses. Feature: Technology Timeline. Appendix A: Acronym Reference.
In addition to coauthoring DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Jennifer T. Campbell is also the author of several leading technology texts, including DISCOVERING THE INTERNET, WEB DESIGN: INTRODUCTORY, MICROSOFT EXPRESSION WEB INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES, COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 COMPANION, and MICROSOFT(R) OFFICE QUICK REFERENCE POCKET GUIDE. Ms. Campbell has served integral roles in computer textbook publishing as editor, author, and marketing manager. She holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary. Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the Director of its CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, a social learning space where students interact with technology and each other. He teaches courses in IT concepts, web development, and technology trends. His research focuses on flipped and collaborative learning, and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Professor Frydenberg frequently presents on teaching and learning with new technologies at conferences and training events throughout the US and Europe. Professor Frydenberg has also authored WEB 2.0 CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, a successful textbook in the Shelly Cashman Series. Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft(R) Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series, and has written and co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft(R) Word books. Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft(R) 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(R) Internet Explorer, Windows(R), Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous instructor supplements. Susan L. Sebok is a retired professor at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She is also a licensed attorney. Ms. Sebok has co-authored several textbooks for the leading Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R) and DISCOVERING COMPUTERS.