Technology in Action Complete plus Pearson MyLab IT with Pearson eText, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Alan Evans / Kendall Martin / Mary Anne Poatsy  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
15
Language
English
Pub.-date
November 2019
ISBN13
9781292311951
ISBN
1292311959
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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.

 

This package includes MyLab.

 

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

  

Using technology to teach technology

Explore, discover, and experience technology with Technology in Action, the best seller that uses technology to teach technology. Authors Evans, Martin, and Poatsy know how students learn today and help them focus on tasks that they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. The 15th Edition uses practical content, hands-on projects, and interactive lessons — now with two Helpdesks, two Sound Bytes, and one IT Simulation per chapter — to provide an engaging and consistent learning experience from one chapter to the next. This, in turn, helps students come to class better prepared, and provides them with the skills they need to be digitally literate in their everyday lives and in the workplace.

 

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.


MyLab IT should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

Focus on emerging technologies

 

·    New - In-depth coverage of AI, and its impact on how to use technology ethically, can be found in Chapter 1.

·    Updated - Materials that help students develop the skills for web application and mobile programming have been integrated.

·    New - New coverage of state-of-the art technology now includes information on the following:  

o Swift

o JSON

o Face recognition

o 5G capabilities

 

Provide the most up-to-date coverage in an engaging and progressive manner

 

·    Updated - TechBytes Weekly augment the text with late-breaking developments and multimedia components that enrich the classroom and student learning experience.  

·    Updated - Images and quizzes can be found throughout.

·    Carefully sequenced topics mirror the typical student learning experience, making navigation easy, and reinforcing key concepts.

·    The progressive approach introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, and then expands upon these skills as students become more comfortable.

  

Promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an active learning environment

 

·    Try This! exercises are hands-on projects that allow students to explore, practice, and demonstrate proficiency with important computing topics in the chapter. How-to videos accompany each project.

·    Make This! exercises are projects that address the hot area of mobile app creation. Students build programs — often using App Inventor — that run on their mobile devices. Each project includes instructions and a how-to video.

·    Solve This! exercises allow students to apply their understanding with real-world problem solving, using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel.

 

This package includes MyLab IT, 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 often improves results for each student.

 

o 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 - Eight new Helpdesk modules — now with two per chapter — enable students to take on the role of a helpdesk staffer, fielding questions posed by computer users.

o New - Two new IT Simulations  now with one per chapter — cover core chapter content through detailed, interactive scenarios. As students work through the simulation, they apply what they have learned and demonstrate understanding in an active learning environment.

o Redesigned - Sound Bytes — now with two per chapter — provide more in-depth coverage through audio/visual lessons that work to expand student mastery of chapter topics. A brief quiz is available at the completion of each lesson to assess understanding.

o New - Digital Competency Badges help students showcase their achievements to potential employers by providing verified evidence of specific skills and competencies — the same in-demand skills that employers look for at every job level.

o Grader Projects let you assign projects that students complete live in the application, mirroring the skill set and environment of the workplace. As they work within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access, students submit their work for immediate grading in the MyLab IT grading engine.

o 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 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.

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

New to this Edition

Focus on emerging technologies

 

·    In-depth coverage of AI, and its impact on how to use technology ethically, can be found in Chapter 1.

·    Materials that help students develop the skills for web application and mobile programming have been integrated.

·    New coverage of state-of-the art technology now includes information on the following:

o Swift

o JSON

o Face recognition

o 5G capabilities

 

Provide the most up-to-date coverage in an engaging and progressive manner

 

·    TechBytes Weekly augment the text with late-breaking developments and multimedia components that enrich the classroom and student learning experience.  

·    Images and quizzes can be found throughout.

 

This package includes MyLab IT, 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 often improves results for each student.

 

·    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 Eight new Helpdesk modules — now with two per chapter — enable students to take on the role of a helpdesk staffer, fielding questions posed by computer users.

o Two new IT Simulations  now with one per chapter — cover core chapter content through detailed, interactive scenarios. As students work through the simulation, they apply what they have learned and demonstrate understanding in an active learning environment.

o Sound Bytes — now with two per chapter — provide more in-depth coverage through audio/visual lesson that work to expand student mastery of chapter topics. A brief quiz is available at the completion of each lesson to assess understanding.

Digital Competency Badges help students showcase their achievements to potential employers by providing verified evidence of specific skills and competencies — the same in-demand skills that employers look for at every job level.

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 a Digital Lifestyle: Media 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

  

Appendix A. The History of the Personal Computer

Appendix B. Careers in IT