Computer Literacy for IC3

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9780131498648: Computer Literacy for IC3

For introductory courses in computer concepts and computer literacy. 

 

Written to provide all students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy through a worldwide industry standard.

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"John Preston" is an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University in the College of Technology, where he teaches microcomputer application courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been teaching, writing, and designing computer training courses since the advent of PCs, and he has authored and co-authored over 40 books on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. He is a series editor for the "Learn 97," "Learn 2000," and "Learn XP" books. Two books on Microsoft Access he co-authored with Robert Ferrett have been translated into Greek and Chinese. He has received grants from the Detroit Edison Institute and the Department of Energy to develop Web sites for energy education and alternative fuels, and has also developed one of the first Internet-based microcomputer applications courses at an accredited university. He has a B.S. in physics, mathematics, and education from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in physics education from Eastern Michigan University. His doctoral studies are in instructional technology at Wayne State University.

"Sally Preston" is president of Preston & Associates, which provides software consulting and training. She teaches computing in a variety of settings, which provides her with ample opportunity to observe how people learn, what works best, and what challenges are present when learning a new software program. This diverse experience provides a complimentary set of information, which is blended into the "Learn" series books. Sally has been a co-author on the Learn series since its inception. In addition, she has authored books for the "Essentials" and "Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Essentials" series.Sally has an MBA from Eastern Michigan University and graduated magna cum laude. When Sally is away from her computer, she is often found planting flowers in her garden.

"Robert L. Ferrett" is the director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provides computer training and support to faculty. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, WordPerfect, and Word, and he was the editor of the "1994 ACM SIGUCCS Conference Proceedings." He has been designing, developing, and delivering computer workshops for nearly two decades, and is a series editor for the "Learn 97, Learn 2000," and "Learn XP" books. He has a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in geography, and an M.S. in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University. His doctoral studies are in instructional technology at Wayne State University. As a sidelight, Bob teaches a four-week Computers and Genealogy class and has written books on genealogy and local history.

"John Preston" is an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University in the College of Technology, where he teaches microcomputer application courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been teaching, writing, and designing computer training courses since the advent of PCs, and he has authored and co-authored over 40 books on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. He is a series editor for the "Learn 97," "Learn 2000," and "Learn XP" books. Two books on Microsoft Access he co-authored with Robert Ferrett have been translated into Greek and Chinese. He has received grants from the Detroit Edison Institute and the Department of Energy to develop Web sites for energy education and alternative fuels, and has also developed one of the first Internet-based microcomputer applications courses at an accredited university. He has a B.S. in physics, mathematics, and education from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in physics education from Eastern Michigan University. His doctoral studies are in instructional technology at Wayne State University.

"Sally Preston" is president of Preston & Associates, which provides software consulting and training. She teaches computing in a variety of settings, which provides her with ample opportunity to observe how people learn, what works best, and what challenges are present when learning a new software program. This diverse experience provides a complimentary set of information, which is blended into the "Learn" series books. Sally has been a co-author on the Learn series since its inception. In addition, she has authored books for the "Essentials" and "Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Essentials" series.Sally has an MBA from Eastern Michigan University and graduated magna cum laude. When Sally is away from her computer, she is often found planting flowers in her garden.

"Robert L. Ferrett" is the director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provides computer training and support to faculty. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, WordPerfect, and Word, and he was the editor of the "1994 ACM SIGUCCS Conference Proceedings." He has been designing, developing, and delivering computer workshops for nearly two decades, and is a series editor for the "Learn 97, Learn 2000," and "Learn XP" books. He has a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in geography, and an M.S. in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University. His doctoral studies are in instructional technology at Wayne State University. As a sidelight, Bob teaches a four-week Computers and Genealogy class and has written books on genealogy and local history.

About the Author:

Robert L. Ferrett recently retired as Director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty.  He has authored or co-authored more than 80 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Windows Vista, WordPerfect, and Word.  He has been designing, developing, and delivering computer workshops for nearly two decades.  Bob has written for the GO! Series, and was a series editor for the Learn 97, Learn 2000, and Learn XP books.  He has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Geography, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University.  His doctoral studies are in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University.  As a sidelight, Bob teaches a four-week Computers and Genealogy class, and has written genealogy and local history books.

 

Sally Preston teaches computing in a variety of settings, which provides her with ample opportunity to observe how people learn, what works best, and what challenges are present when learning a new software program.  The diverse experience provides a complementary set of skills and knowledge that is blended into her writing.  Sally has been writing computer textbooks for nearly ten years and has authored books for the GO! Series, the Learn Series, and for theEssential Series.  Sally has an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.  When she is away from her computer she is often found planting flowers in her garden.

 

John Preston is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University in the College of Technology in the Technology Management program. He has been teaching, writing, and designing computer courses since the advent of PCs, and has authored and co-authored more than sixty books on computer applications and the relationship between technology and society. He teaches courses in global technologies, managing information systems, project management, and quantitative reasoning. He served as program coordinator of the Energy Management program and has trained commercial energy auditors for all of the major utilities in Michigan. Prior to his tenure at EMU, he was a partner in an energy management consulting firm.

 

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