BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT

BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT

By (author) Aline Cumming , By (author) John Jaworski , By (author) Marianne Scheer , By (author) Arnold Burdett , By (author) Diana Burkhardt , By (author) Alan Hunter , By (author) Frank Hurvid , By (author) Thomas Ng , By (author) John Southall , By (author) Alfred Vella

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The BCS Glossary is the most authoritative and comprehensive glossary of its kind on the market today. This unrivalled study aid and reference tool has newly updated entries and is divided into themed sections, making it more than just a list of definitions. Written in a style that is easily accessible to anybody with an interest in computing, it is specifically designed to support those taking computer courses or courses where computers are used, in schools and Further Education colleges.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 28mm | 839.14g
  • 01 Sep 2008
  • BCS Learning & Development Limited
  • British Computer Society
  • Swindon
  • English
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1906124000
  • 9781906124007
  • 551,935

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Compiled by members of the BCS Education and Training Expert Panel, many of whom are teachers. In creating the glossary, they have drawn heavily upon their many years' experience in the education sector, as well as their detailed knowledge of computing.

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Praise for previous editions: "Should be available in all schools and tertiary institutions teaching courses in computing and IT" (Physics Education) "A thoroughly useful publication" (Schools Science Review) "Very highly recommended to all whose activities bring them anywhere within spitting distance of computers" (Physics Bulletin) Rapid advances in technology mean developments at the cutting edge ot It are changing computers and generating new terminology and jargon. Keeping up with new technologies and their impact on computing is vital if you want to gain the knowledge needed in this fast-moving world. Leading experts from the British Computer Society have compiled this 12th edition of the most authoritative and current guide to ICT and computing terms available. Divided into themed sections, it builds your understanding of computing in 4 key areas - what computer systems are made of, how they are developed, how they work, and how they are used. Contains over 3,400 terms and definitions Fully indexed and cross-referenced throughout Supports the National Curriculum and National Qualifications Framework Ideal fo GCSE, A-level, ECDL, 14-19 Diplomas and other courses The authors are members of the BCS Education and Training Expert Panel, many of whom are teachers. In compiling this glossary, they have drawn upon their experience in the education sector and their detailed knowledge of computing, producing the most up-to-date glossary of its kind.

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Praise for previous editions: "Should be available in all schools and tertiary institutions teaching courses in computing and IT" (Physics Education) "A thoroughly useful publication" (Schools Science Review) "Very highly recommended to all whose activities bring them anywhere within spitting distance of computers" (Physics Bulletin)

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