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Discovering Computers: A Gateway to Information [Paperback]

Gary B. Shelly , Thomas J. Cashman , Misty E. Vermaat
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February 2003 Discovering Computers
Text provides a thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text. Covers basic through advanced concepts; including up-to-date coverage of content and graphics, new computer terms, chapter openers, and reinforcement exercises. Softcover.

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Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 20 years of experience in the field of computer information systems. She has co-authored many textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Discovering Computers, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Word books.

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I have used and continue to use this textbook as the core text for a computer/info tech and society course I teach to community college students. The text is up-to-date (revised yearly), informative, well illustrated, and extremely well supported by the publisher through supplementary teaching, learning and testing materials and website support. My students are initially horified at the price but, as the semester continues, realize that it is actually a bargain and, by the end of the course, many have told me that they have found it to be a valuable addition to their personal library. I don't teach the textbook, I assign the chapters for weekly reading, test the students on the reading assignment at the beginning of class, then discuss the content and supplement it with other material which focuses on the history, development, use and consequences of information technologies. By assigning the chapters for reading and testing each week, I try to ensure that everyone is commonly prepared with the foundation knowledge required for further learning and discussion in class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Covers everything July 5 2003
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Not a lot of depth in any one subject but a great overview. I'm using it to teach an Introduction to IT class to undergrad students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for beginner - intermediate info sys overview Sept. 9 2003
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Format:Paperback
I have used and continue to use this textbook as the core text for a computer/info tech and society course I teach to community college students. The text is up-to-date (revised yearly), informative, well illustrated, and extremely well supported by the publisher through supplementary teaching, learning and testing materials and website support. My students are initially horified at the price but, as the semester continues, realize that it is actually a bargain and, by the end of the course, many have told me that they have found it to be a valuable addition to their personal library. I don't teach the textbook, I assign the chapters for weekly reading, test the students on the reading assignment at the beginning of class, then discuss the content and supplement it with other material which focuses on the history, development, use and consequences of information technologies. By assigning the chapters for reading and testing each week, I try to ensure that everyone is commonly prepared with the foundation knowledge required for further learning and discussion in class.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Covers everything July 5 2003
By D. Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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Not a lot of depth in any one subject but a great overview. I'm using it to teach an Introduction to IT class to undergrad students.
5.0 out of 5 stars ALL INCLUSIVE March 31 2005
By Brandon Whitaker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Great if you know nothing about computers. Easy to read and understand.

Great as a refresher if you DO know something about computers, you may even learn something new
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books May 12 2005
By Richard K. Min - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of the best books for the introduction in Computer (Literacy, MIS, CS, IT, etc) and my choice textbook.
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