Technology In Action Complete, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Alan Evans / Kendall Martin / Mary Anne Poatsy  
Publisher
Pearson
Edition
16
Language
English
Total pages
624
Pub.-date
July 2020
ISBN13
9781292349626
ISBN
129234962X
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Description

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft® Office.

Using technology to teach technology
Best-selling Technology in Action Complete uses practical content and hands-­on projects to engage students in computing tasks and skills they can apply at work, in class, or at home. Designed for today’s technically savvy students, the text introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, then expands upon these skills as students build mastery. The 16th edition brings innovative content updates, including new coverage of ethics, artificial intelligence, and managing a digital lifestyle, as well as several new features encouraging critical thinking.

 

MyLab IT is not included. Students, if MyLab IT is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyLab IT should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Reach every student by pairing this text with MyLab IT

MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.

Features

Hands-on projects

 

·    Updated - Try This projects help students build proficiency in professional skills. For example, the new project “What Does Facebook Know About You?” gives students a pathway for exploring the detailed information Facebook has collected about them.

·    Solve This projects — available as Grader projects in MyLab IT — reinforce chapter concepts by prompting students to apply their Microsoft® Office skills to real-world problems.

·    Make This projects teach mobile app development by helping students create their own mobile apps for Android or iOS environments.

 

Emerging technologies and related challenges

 

·    New - Technology in the News (formerly TechBytes Weekly) keeps your class current with weekly technology news, providing new or updated content, discussion points, and weekly activities.

·    New - In Chapter 8, students explore the challenges of managing a digital lifestyle such as the Dark Web, keeping data private, and using cryptocurrency.

·    Coverage of new artificial intelligence and emerging technologies includes discussions of watchOS and tvOS, smart home devices, web security, password managers, and biometric options for access control.

 

Preparation for the workplace

 

·    Expanded - Ethical issues are covered in end-of-chapter activities, the Point/Counterpoint Ethical Debate feature, Ethics in IT activities, and a Sound Byte in MyLab on how to discuss and debate ethical issues.

·    Updated - The section on technology and careers has been updated with current trends, with an emphasis on the impact of artificial intelligence.

·    Revised - Chapter learning objectives, learning outcomes, and images have been revised or enhanced throughout the text to better reflect the professional competencies students need for today’s workforce.

 

MyLab IT is not included. Students, if MyLab IT is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyLab IT should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

·    Teach your course your way: Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own assignments, teach multiple sections, or set prerequisites, MyLab gives you the flexibility to easily create your course to fit your needs.

o Sequential Learning Modules let you set up content in the order you want so that students must complete the activities in a specific order. Learners must master an activity before moving on to the next one.

o With Check Your Understanding quizzes, Chapter quizzes, and customizable, autograded test bank exams, you can easily gauge students’ mastery of learning objectives as they go.

·    Empower each learner: Each student learns at a different pace. Personalized learning pinpoints the precise areas where each student needs practice, giving all students the support they need – when and where they need it – to be successful.

o IT simulations, Sound Byte audio lessons, and Helpdesk interactive lessons give students practice working through realistic scenarios and provide an engaging forum for exploring timely issues in IT.

o Students can earn a Digital Competency badge to show potential employers their mastery of the most current core digital literacy areas, such as living online and computer fundamentals.

·    Deliver trusted content: You deserve teaching materials that meet your own high standards for your course. That’s why we partner with highly respected authors to develop interactive content and course-specific resources that you can trust – and that keep your students engaged.

o New - What Do You Think? discussion topics begin each chapter, along with surveys that students complete. To spur critical thinking, students respond to follow-up questions related to the topic at the end of the chapter.

o New - Chew on This critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to analyze the impact of technology on society.

o Updated - Chapter overview videos provide an objectives-based review of chapter material.

·    Improve student results: When you teach with MyLab, student performance often improves. That’s why instructors have chosen MyLab for over 15 years, touching the lives of over 50 million students.

New to this Edition

Hands-on projects

 

·    Try This projects help students build proficiency in professional skills. For example, the new project “What Does Facebook Know About You?” gives students a pathway for exploring the detailed information Facebook has collected about them.

 

Emerging technologies and related challenges

 

·    Technology in the News (formerly TechBytes Weekly) keeps your class current with weekly technology news, providing new or updated content, discussion points, and weekly activities.

·    In Chapter 8, students explore the challenges of managing a digital lifestyle such as the Dark Web, keeping data private, and using cryptocurrency.

 

Preparation for the workplace

 

·    Ethical issues are covered in end-of-chapter activities, the Point/Counterpoint Ethical Debate feature, Ethics in IT activities, and a Sound Byte in MyLab on how to discuss and debate ethical issues.

·    The section on technology and careers has been updated with current trends, with an emphasis on the impact of artificial intelligence.

·    Chapter learning objectives, learning outcomes, and images have been revised or enhanced throughout the text to better reflect the professional competencies students need for today’s workforce.

 

MyLab IT is not included. Students, if MyLab IT is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyLab IT should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

·    What Do You Think? discussion topics begin each chapter, along with surveys that students complete. To spur critical thinking, students respond to follow-up questions related to the topic at the end of the chapter.

·    Chew on This critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to analyze the impact of technology on society.

·    Chapter overview videos provide an objectives-based review of chapter material.

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 Your Digital Lifestyle: Challenges 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

Appendices
A. The History of the Personal Computer
B. Careers in IT