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Alan Evans, Montgomery County Community College
Kendall Martin, Montgomery County Community College
Mary Anne Poatsy, Montgomery County Community College
For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office.
Explore, discover, and experience technology with the completely revised and visually enhanced Technology in Action - the book that uses technology to teach technology!
The Tenth Edition of Technology in Action is an extensive revision that brings the content fully in line with 21st century technology and students. The content has been updated and revised, the structure has been finely tuned, Part breaks added at logical stopping points in each chapter, and Windows 8 coverage is included.
UNIQUE, PROGRESSIVE APPROACH
ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH UNIQUE COMPANION MEDIA
Technology in Action uses technology to teach technology with rich companion media that engages students in and out of the classroom while providing essential training on computer concepts.
This is an extensive revision that brings the content fully in line with 21st Century technology and students.¿ All content has been updated and revised, the structure has been finely tuned, Part breaks added at logical stopping points in each chapter, and Windows 8 coverage is included.¿
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To a better experience with technology
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Using Technology to Change the World
How Will You Put Technology in Action?
Technology on the World Stage
Other Global Issues
Technology and Our Society
Technology Impacts How We Think
Technology Impacts How We Connect
Technology Impacts How We Consume
Try This: Skyping Around the World
How Will Technology Improve Your Life?
Technology at Home
Technology and Your Career
Retail: Working in a Data Mine
Arts: Ink, Paints, and a Laptop?
Education: Teaching and Learning
Law Enforcement: Put Down That Mouse–You’re Under Arrest!
Medicine: The Chip Within
DIG DEEPER: Making Reality Even More Real
Science: Simulating Reality
Psychology: You Should Smile Now
Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
Understanding Digital Components
Understanding Your Computer
Computers Are Data Processing Devices
Bits and Bytes: The Language of Computers
Types of Computers
Mice and Other Pointing Devices
DIG DEEPER: How Touch Screens Work
Ethics in IT: What Is Ethical Computing?
Try This: What’s Inside My Computer?
Processing, Storage, and Connectivity
Processing and Memory on the Motherboard
Storing Data and Information
Connecting Peripherals to the Computer
High-Speed and Data Transfer Ports
Connectivity and Multimedia Ports
Adding Ports: Expansion Cards and Hubs
Setting It All Up
TRENDS in IT: Innovations in Printing
Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources
Working and Playing on the Web
The Internet and How It Works
The Origin of the Internet
How the Internet Works
Communicating and Collaborating on the Web
Podcasts and Webcasts
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Three professors from Montgomery County Community College traveled with the Prentice Hall Information Technology team for over two years to uncover what students and professors today wanted and needed in an Intro to Computer Concepts text. After meeting with more than 1,000 students and instructors they developed Technology in Action. Due to overwhelming success, they recently published Technology in Action 10/e!
Alan D. Evans, M.S., CPA
Alan Evans is currently a faculty member at Moore College of Art and Design and Montgomery County Community College teaching a variety of computer science and business courses. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rider University and an M.S. in Information Systems from Drexel University, and he is a certified public accountant. After a successful career in business, Alan finally realized his true calling was education. He has been teaching at the college level since 2000. Alan enjoys giving presentations at technical conferences and meets regularly with computer science faculty and administrators from other colleges to discuss curriculum development and new methods of engaging students.
Kendall E. Martin, Ph.D.
Kendall has been teaching since 1988 at a number of institutions, including Villanova University, DeSales University, Arcadia University, Ursinus College, County College of Morris, and Montgomery County Community College, at both the undergraduate and master’s degree level. Kendall’s education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She has industrial experience in research and development environments (AT&T Bell Laboratories) as well as experience from several start-up technology firms. At Ursinus College, Kendall developed a successful faculty training program for distance education instructors, and she makes conference presentations during the year.
Mary Anne Poatsy, MBA, CFP
Mary Anne is an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. Mary Anne holds a B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mary Anne has more than nine years of educational experience, ranging from elementary and secondary education to Montgomery County Community College, Muhlenberg College, and Bucks County Community College, as well as training in the professional environment. Prior to teaching, Mary Anne was a vice president at Shearson Lehman Hutton in the Municipal Bond Investment Banking department.
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