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Using Information Technology

Using Information Technology

Grade Levels: 13
By Brian Williams and Stacey Sawyer
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
MHID: 0073516880
ISBN 13: 9780073516882

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New Features

EXTENSIVE PRACTICAL ADVICE, expressed both in the text and in Experience Boxes, Practical Action Boxes, Survival Tips, and More Info! leads. Security and Ethics concerns highlighted throughout.

UP-TO-THE-MINUTE CONTENT, a quality applauded by users of previous editions. New topics range from Big Data to drones to MOOCs to the National Security Agency to self-driving cars to trolls to wearable technology. See the extensive recent references in the Notes section.

HIGHLY READABLE TO REINFORCE LEARNING, using imaginative writing, such as colorful anecdotes, interesting quotes, and—new to this edition compelling TECH TALES, or mini-cases. Material presented in bite-size form, using short sentences, advance organisers, and bullets. Key terms highlighted in red and definitions in boldface. Eight timelines give historical perspective. End-of-chapter “Terms & Explanations” tell why key terms and ideas are important.


Key Features

THREE-LEVEL SYSTEM TO HELP STUDENTS THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, draws on the authors' skills writing college success books to implement an end-of-chapter three-stage pedagogical system for reinforcing learning, as well as web exercises to spur discussion.

Using Information Technology

1 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: The Future Now

2 THE INTERNET & THE WORLD WIDE WEB: Exploring Cyberspace

3 SOFTWARE: Tools for Productivity & Creativity

4 HARDWARE: THE CPU & STORAGE: The Source of Computing Power

5 HARDWARE: INPUT & OUTPUT: Taking Charge of Computing & Communications

6 COMMUNICATIONS, NETWORKS, & CYBERTHREATS: The Wired & Wireless World

7 PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY: The Future Is You

8 THE ERA OF BIG DATA: Databases, Information Systems, & Artificial Intelligence

9 THE CHALLENGES OF THE DIGITAL AGE: Society & Information Technology Today

10 BUILDING SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS: Software Development, Programming, & Languages

About the Author

Brian Williams

BARIN K. WILLIAMS has a B.A and M.A from Stanford University and held managerial jobs in education, communication, and publishing.

Stacey Sawyer

Stacey Sawyer has been a co-author on editions 2 through 5 of this successful product, as well co-authoring Using Information Technology. Sarah Hutchinson has been a co-author on all editions of this product as well as the Advantage Series. Both authors are well-recognized names with a history of success in the CIT market.