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COMPUTER Concepts - text with SNAP 2013 (code via ground delivery)
ISBN: 978-0-76385-526-0
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COMPUTER Concepts - Text
ISBN: 978-0-76385-181-1

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Pages: 288 | Copyright: 2013

Author(s): Denise Seguin


COMPUTER Concepts is Paradigm’s all-new textbook for introduction to computers courses. With this text students will learn the computer skills they need to succeed in their academic and professional lives. The text provides comprehensive coverage of computer concepts—including hardware, software, the Internet, social media, security, and ethics. Challenging end-of-chapter exercises move students from simple recall to advanced thinking and analysis of IT issues.

Using a projects-based approach, students will:

  • Learn the need-to-know computer skills to be successful in today’s digital world
  • “Do” activities – topics are organized in brief 2- and 4-page spreads that appeal to a variety of learners
  • Refer to visual aids throughout the text, including pictures, diagrams, charts, graphs, etc.
  • Review and reinforce learning through end-of-chapter projects – presented in increasing levels of difficulty
  • Be exposed to the latest concepts, software, and applications – including green computing, ethics, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office 2013!

The applications chapters are based on Windows 8 with Windows 7 covered on the Internet Resource Center at

This is the first textbook to debut in Paradigm’s brand new Computer Concepts and Applications series by Denise Seguin. The next two textbooks in the series, COMPUTER Applications with Microsoft Office 2013 and COMPUTER Concepts with Microsoft Office 2013, will be available in February of 2013.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Living, Working, and Studying in a Digital World. 1. Living in a Digital World. 2. Exploring the World using the Internet. 3. Computer Hardware and Add Ons. 4. The Operating System and Utility Programs. 5. Overview of Productivity Applications. 6. Using Social Media to Connect and Communicate. 7. Computer Security and Privacy. Appendix A. Buying a New Computing Device. Appendix B. Wireless Networking

Author Bio

Denise Seguin has served in the Faculty of Business at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario since 1986. She developed curriculum and taught a variety of office technology, software applications, and accounting courses to learners in postsecondary Information Technology diploma programs and Continuing Education courses. Seguin has served as Program Coordinator for Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Office Administration, and Law Clerk programs and was acting Chair of the School of Information Technology in 2001. Along with authoring COMPUTER Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013, she has also authored and co-authored many computer application textbooks for Paradigm Education Solutions.