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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Computers - 528 pages
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With hundreds of updates to the text and its supporting multimedia, COMPUTERS, 8th edition, continues to be the most up-to-date introductory information Technology package available. Prentice Hall and authors Larry and Nancy Long are committed to creating an annually revised teaching package, keeping you and your students current with today's fast-paced technology.

A Mixed-Media Learning Tool: Integration of technology is a natural extension of the learning process, so Long and Long use mixed-media components as a launch pad to cover Information Technology concepts and applications.

  • The INTERNET BRIDGE http// is designed to help students make the transition from textbook learning to real-world understanding. Features include:
  • Internet Exercises
  • Interactive Study Guide
  • Monthly Technology Updates
  • Syllabus Manager
  • Instructor and Student Resources

"All of this — for free!"

  • PhitLabs, or Prentice Hall Information Technology Labs, offer students the opportunity to experience many of the concepts covered in the text. Each lab includes audio, video, interactive review questions, and a hands-on exercise for a complete learning experience.
  • Online Introduction to "Computers" Course: Now available in both WebCt and Blackboard, this course for COMPUTERS, 8TH edition, includes chapter introductions with audio, objectives, quizzes, and full course management capabilities. Samples chapters can be accessed at
  • A "Computers" Edition for Every Course: The Right Phit, Prentice Hall's Custom Binding Program, allows you to create the right book foryour course.
    COMPUTERS, 8th edition, is organized into three modules:

  • Information Technology Concepts module: Eight core chapters introduce students to the world of computing.
  • Living in an Information Society module: These three chapters give students greater insight into personal computers and our information society.
  • Business information Systems module: The two-chapter module introduces students to the various types of information systems.
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    About the author (2001)

    Dr. Larry Long and Dr. Nancy Long have written more than 30 books, which have been used in hundreds of colleges throughout the world. Larry is a lecturer, author, consultant, and educator in the information technology fields. He has served as a consultant to all levels of management in virtually every major type of industry. He has over 25 years of classroom experience at IBM, the University of Oklahoma, Lehigh University, and the University of Arkansas. Nancy has teaching and administrative experience at all levels of education.

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