DDC Learning Computer Concepts

DDC Learning Computer Concepts

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For courses in Computer Concepts. Focusing throughout is on essential information, clearly explained and rooted in a practical context, this text helps students become well versed in all the main computer concepts-hardware, software, communication, and issues-that affect every area of life today, and a knowledge of which is mandatory for success in today's job market.show more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 211.8 x 285 x 23.9mm | 743.9g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 1585770477
  • 9781585770472

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TEACH COMPUTER CONCEPTS FROM THIS BOOK, AND EVERYTHING ELSE GETS EASY Learning to use computers and keeping up with technology has evolved into an essential life skill. The greater a student's basic understanding of how computers work and how they were developed, the faster and easier the student will master complex applications. UP-TO-DATE CONTENT THAT IS RELEVANT AND EXCITING FOR YOUR STUDENTS Shelley O'Hara focuses on essential information--instead of just defining RAM and ROM, she tells students what they need to know about memory when deciding what computer to buy. Chapters explore top-paying computer skills, such as networking and programming. Learn about the latest version of Windows, Windows Millennium Edition. THE COMPUTER COMES ALIVE WHEN WE EXPLAIN HOW IT FUNCTIONS All the topics and information are presented in language that's easy to read. Chapters are brief and modular, so you can design the course to meet the needs of your curriculum. Objectives are clearly defined and focused. Key concepts are illustrated. End of chapter summaries and review questions help you tie it all together. WE PUT YOUR STUDENTS INSIDE THE COMPUTER"Learning Computer Concepts is divided into four parts, each devoted to a particular area of computing. You'll find these parts: "Part I, Hardware, starts with an explanation of computers and how they are put to use. This part also includes lessons on the hardware, or physical, components of a computer, including the processor, memory, keyboard, mouse, printer, modem, and drives.Part II, Software, focuses on the programs you use on the computer. These programs are what make the computer such a versatile tool. Starting with the system software (called operating system, this part also covers word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, presentations and publishing, and programming.Part III, Communication, explains how you can expand a single PC to a world of PCs and covers both Internet basics and networking.Part IV, Issues, puts computers in context in careers, in society, and in the future.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Lesson 1: Technology in Prospective. Lesson 2: Defining a Computer. Lesson 3: The System Configuration. Lesson 4: Entering Data. Lesson 5: Output: Viewing, Printing, Music, and Modems. Lesson 6: Storing Data. Lesson 7: Operating Systems. Lesson 8: Word Processing. Lesson 9: Spreadsheets. Lesson 10: Database. Lesson 11: Graphics Programs. Lesson 12: Presentations and Publishing. Lesson 13: The Programming Profession. Lesson 14: The Internet. Lesson 15: Networking. Lesson 16: Computers and Careers. Lesson 17: Computers and Society. Lesson 18: The Future of Computing. Glossary. Index.show more

About Shelley O'Hara

Shelley O'Hara is the author of more than 90 books, including several best-selling titles. She has taught computer training courses at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. She has a BA in English from the University of South Carolina and a MA in English from the University of Maryland.show more

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