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The Visualizing Technology System

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

Visualizing Technology is unlike any textbook you've seen before. You won't find pages full of long paragraphs. Instead, you'll find a highly visual, magazine-style layout with images used creatively to represent concepts, making them easy to remember; chapters organized as articles with catchy headlines; and all the details needed but in bite-size chunks of text written the way students are hardwired to think. You'll also find coverage of ethics, green computing, and careers in every chapter, and the content is modular, so you can use this book the way you teach your course.

The Second Edition features a brighter, lighter design, better flow, reorganized and updated content, and some other cool new features:

  • New and Expanded Topic Coverage, including more on Macs and cloud computing
  • Additional Hands-on Activities—you asked and we answered by adding a second hands-on project to each chapter, with Mac-specific instructions too!
  • Two new Microsoft Office application projects are included at the end of each chapter for classes that also cover apps. These projects use topics from the chapter making the apps projects relevant to the concepts part of your course. One of these exercises is also available in MyLab IT as a grader project.
  • New VizClips are short videos that demo key concepts from each chapter.
  • QR codes are included to take students directly to relevant websites.
  • Updated IT Simulations allow your students to work through an activity covering key topics (one per chapter).

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