Features and Benefits

Focus on emerging technologies

  • New - In-depth coverage of AI, and its impact on how to use technology ethically, can be found in Chapter 1.
  • Updated - Materials that help students develop the skills for web application and mobile programming have been integrated.
  • New- New coverage of state-of-the art technology now includes information on the following:                          
    • Swift
    • JSON
    • Face recognition
    • 5G capabilities

Provide the most up-to-date coverage in an engaging and progressive manner

  • Updated - TechBytes Weekly augment the text with late-breaking developments and multimedia components that enrich the classroom and student learning experience. 
  • Updated - Images and quizzes can be found throughout.
  • Carefully sequenced topics mirror the typical student learning experience, making navigation easy, and reinforcing key concepts.
  • The progressive approach introduces difficult concepts at a basic level early on, and then expands upon these skills as students become more comfortable.

Promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an active learning environment

  • Try This! exercises are hands-on projects that allow students to explore, practice, and demonstrate proficiency with  important computing topics in the chapter. How-to videos accompany each project.
  • Make This! exercises are projects that address the hot area of mobile app creation. Students build programs — often using App Inventor — that run on their mobile devices. Each project includes instructions and a how-to video.
  • Solve This! exercises allow students to apply their understanding with real-world problem solving, using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel.

Also available packaged with MyLab® IT or via Revel™.

  • MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers.
  • Revel Technology in Action is an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.