Succeeding with Technology

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Cengage Learning, Jan 14, 2010 - Computers - 760 pages
Prepare your students for success in their careers and personal lives through the use of technology! SUCCEEDING WITH TECHNOLOGY FOURTH EDITION teaches students how to apply technology to practical situations that they'll encounter in their academic and professional lives. Focusing on current trends that impact the way we live, Succeeding with Technology provides just the right amount of foundational concepts to provide a thorough understanding.
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Contents

Why Study Computers And Digital Technologies?
2
Hardware Designed To Meet The Need
56
Software Solutions For Personal And Professional Gain
112
The Internet And World Wide Web
194
Telecommunications Wireless Technologies And Computer Networks
270
Digital Media For Work And Leisure
324
Database Systems
384
ECommerce
432
Systems Development
512
Computer Crime And Information Security
554
Digital Society Ethics And Globalization
620
Glossary
670
Subject Index
695
Career Index
721
Photo Credits
723
Copyright

Information Decision Support And SpecialPurpose Systems
480

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Ken Baldauf is the Director of the Program in Interdisciplinary Computing at Florida State University, where he is responsible for developing courses to meet the computing and technology needs across disciplines. Since joining FSU's faculty in 1998, Ken has taught Computer Fluency, Information Management, Digital Media, Web Development, and Programming courses to classes with enrollments as large as 2,500 students per semester. Ken has partnered with Course Technology on many projects over the years, which include weekly tech news podcasts called CourseCasts, and Succeeding with Technology, a technology driven and student focused computer concepts textbook. With years of experience teaching thousands of students, Ken recognized a growing disconnect between technology education and the way students want to learn. Ken partnered with Course Technology again to develop Emerge with Computers, an exciting new online framework intended to revolutionize the way students learn about and experience technology.

Ralph Stair has taught information systems at many universities throughout his academic career, including Florida State University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. A well-respected author, esteemed researcher and leading educator, he has published numerous articles and popular textbooks, including SUCCEEDING WITH TECHNOLOGY, PROGRAMMING IN BASIC, and more.

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