Fluency With Information Technology, 7th edition

  • Lawrence Snyder, 
  • Ray Henry

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For courses in introductory Computer Science.

Teaches today’s students to become not just computer users, but computational thinkers

Having grown up with computers, today’s students already know how to use Information Technology (IT) in their daily lives–but use is not understanding. More than ever, students must become “computational thinkers,” able to conceptualize where and how computation can be used effectively.

Equipping readers with a deeper understanding of the broad capabilities of technology, Fluency with Information Technology, 7th Edition uses a project-oriented learning approach supported by examples and realistic problem-solving scenarios. Authors Larry Snyder and Ray Henry teach readers to navigate IT independently and become effective users of today’s resources, forming a foundation of skills they can adapt to their personal and career goals as future technologies emerge. The text’s approach is centered on three types of content–skills, concepts, and capabilities–that prepare students to adapt to an ever-changing computing environment. This 7th Edition incorporates updates and new content that mirrors the way contemporary students encounter technology in their lives.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137502462

Subject: Computing Concepts

Category: Fluency with Information Technology


Brief Contents

I. Becoming Skilled at Computing

  1. Defining Information Technology
  2. Exploring the Human-Computer Interface
  3. The Basics of Networking
  4. A Hypertext Markup Language Primer
  5. Locating Information on the World Wide Web
  6. An Introduction to Debugging

II. Algorithms and Digitizing Information

  1. Representing Information Digitally
  2. Representing Multimedia Digitally
  3. Principles of Computer Operations
  4. Algorithmic Thinking

III. Data and Information

  1. Social Implications of IT
  2. Privacy and Digital Security
  3. The Basics of Spreadsheets
  4. Advanced Spreadsheets for Planning
  5. Introduction to Database Concepts
  6. A Case Study in Database Organization

IV. Problem Solving

  1. Fundamental Concepts Expressed in JavaScript
  2. A JavaScript Program
  3. Programming Functions
  4. Iteration Principles
  5. A Case Study in Algorithmic Problem Solving
  6. Limits to Computation
  7. A Fluency Summary


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