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Computer Literacy for IC3 Unit 3: Living Online 1st Edition

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Written to provide all readers with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy.Computer Literary for IC3was written to align with a certification called “Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3).  This certification is for users who want to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today's academic and professional environments.  The Computer Literacy for IC3 text is written to meet the certification standards and provide students with a broad understanding of the key components of computer literacy in order to prepare for the exam.

This certification has 3 units:
•    Unit 1:  Computing Fundamentals (computer concepts)
•    Unit 2:  Using Productivity Software
•    Unit 3:  Living Online (the Internet)

Each of these units is available as a separateComputer Literacy for IC3text. This text contains:Unit 3: Living Onlineand covers basics of the Internet, including networks and the Internet, electronic mail, using the Internet, and the impact of computing and the Internet on society. The second edition of Computer Literacy for IC3 has been revised to keep up with the IC3 program's evolution, which reflects the recent changes in computers and technology. Instead of publishing one large, comprehensive text, the three units are now available as separate, smaller texts.

Understanding the Internet; Gathering Information Online; Buying, Selling, and Banking Online; Communicating Online; Working Online; Identifying Technology Convergence and Its Social Impact

Computer Literacy for IC3prepares readers from the IC3 certification, which ensures that they have all the core skills needed to work in today's technological environment.

About the Author

Robert L. Ferrett recently retired as Director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty.  He has authored or co-authored more than 80 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Windows Vista, WordPerfect, and Word.  He has been designing, developing, and delivering computer workshops for nearly two decades.  Bob has written for the GO! Series, and was a series editor for the Learn 97, Learn 2000, and Learn XP books.  He has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Geography, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University.  His doctoral studies are in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University.  As a sidelight, Bob teaches a four-week Computers and Genealogy class, and has written genealogy and local history books.

 

Sally Preston teaches computing in a variety of settings, which provides her with ample opportunity to observe how people learn, what works best, and what challenges are present when learning a new software program.  The diverse experience provides a complementary set of skills and knowledge that is blended into her writing.  Sally has been writing computer textbooks for nearly ten years and has authored books for the GO! Series, the Learn Series, and for the Essential Series.  Sally has an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.  When she is away from her computer she is often found planting flowers in her garden.

 

John Preston is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University in the College of Technology in the Technology Management program. He has been teaching, writing, and designing computer courses since the advent of PCs, and has authored and co-authored more than sixty books on computer applications and the relationship between technology and society. He teaches courses in global technologies, managing information systems, project management, and quantitative reasoning. He served as program coordinator of the Energy Management program and has trained commercial energy auditors for all of the major utilities in Michigan. Prior to his tenure at EMU, he was a partner in an energy management consulting firm.

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (April 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135064996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135064993
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,186,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been teaching people of all ages how to use (including all versions of Windows and Office) and build computers for over 6 years now. I just decided to get a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and was told that I needed to pass the IC3 exams as an introductory course. Thinking that I could probably pass the exams in my sleep, I ordered this book to look over the material anyway just to make sure that I wasn't being overconfident. I learned a couple of obscure things that I hadn't known before and I'm only 1/2 way through the book. It was worth it to me (bought it used).

This book was written assuming that the person reading it knows virtually nothing about how to use Windows or Office. Why does it concentrate on products from Microsoft? Because that is what the IC3 exam will cover. Simple as that - the book prepares you for the exam.

The book does not talk over a person's head - it is plainly written with great examples. Lots of color pictures along the way to illustrate key points too. My only complaint is that it assumes you are part of a class that is teacher lead - which is a problem if you are home-studying like I am. There's no answer key to the questions then, but you should be able to figure out the correct answer as it lets you know which part of the chapter to look in for the answer.
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I was looking for a book that I could use to provide non-technical students with basic skills. This book was just what I was looking for and helped me plan out my class. I like the way the book is divided into sections that gradually build. Some information is repeated but this helps students to understand the material. Overall a great book if you want to learn computer basics.
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I needed this book for one of my college computer courses. Normally through the college bookstore, you'd have to purchase the whole set of 3 books for over $150, but my professor stated that we'd only need the 2nd book. Amazon had it for under $40. The book covers essential Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and Power Point. It is a decent book for those who are unfamiliar with those programs and need or want to learn how to use them. Probably not the greatest book, but it does the job, and does it for cheap.
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I had order this for my sisters college BCIS class. The bad thing after she was done with this book there was no way to re-sell it because was a older edition. However, came in timely manner.
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By stewbe on December 16, 2012
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Loved it.. It was exactly as stated when purchased. There were no faults or flaws in the product ordered through this company.
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Will purchase again as soon as "Unit 2: Key Fundamentals" becomes available. I needed this to study for an exam!!!
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