For all beginning-level courses in personal computing. Practical Computing has been crafted to address the unique challenges novices face in mastering PCs, combining user-friendly design, creative multi-media tools, and a focus on useful skills students can apply immediately, either at home or in the workplace.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Understanding Your Personal Computer Chapter 2 Working with Windows VistaTM Chapter 3 Working with Files and Folders Chapter 4 Working With The Internet Chapter 5 Understanding Electronic Communication Chapter 6 Understanding Computer Maintenance and Security Chapter 7 Creating Documents (Using Microsoft Word 2007) Chapter 8 Creating Spreadsheets (Using Microsoft Excel 2007) Chapter 9 Creating Presentations (Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007) Chapter 10 Working with Graphics Appendix A Purchasing a Home Computer Appendix B Creating Basic Web Pages
Lynn Hogan Lynn Hogan has taught computer literacy and microcomputer applications classes at Calhoun Community College for 25 years. For the past 18 years, she has served as chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems. She received Calhoun's outstanding instructor award in 2006, and currently teaches computer literacy for senior adults and web design courses. Having developed the first online computer course at Calhoun, she continues to work with the distance education program. She received an M.B.A. from the University of North Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. She resides in Alabama with her husband and two daughters. Much of her free time is spent traveling to cutting horse shows and dressage shows, watching her daughters compete. In addition to working with horses, she enjoys cooking, reading, and family travel