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Faithe Wempen
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Digital Literacy For Dummies

Faithe Wempen


John Wiley & Sons Inc

Digital lifestyle


456 pages

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Develop and implement essential computer technology?with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more.

Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.

By:   Faithe Wempen
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 187mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   608g
ISBN:   9781118962862
ISBN 10:   1118962869
Pages:   456
Publication Date:   October 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction 1 About This Book 2 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 4 Beyond the Book 4 Where to Go from Here 5 Part I: Computer Basics 7 Chapter 1: It s a Digital World 9 Chapter 2: Buying and Setting Up a Computer 25 Chapter 3: Understanding Operating Systems 45 Chapter 4: Windows 8.1 Basics 55 Part II: The Online Experience 87 Chapter 5: Understanding Internet Basics 89 Chapter 6: Working with the Web 99 Chapter 7: Sending and Receiving Email 117 Chapter 8: Clouds and Online Communication 137 Part III: Productivity Programs 151 Chapter 9: Understanding Applications 153 Chapter 10: Creating Personal Documents with Microsoft Word 173 Chapter 11: Managing and Calculating Data with Microsoft Excel 211 Chapter 12: Creating Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 239 Chapter 13: Storing and Retrieving Data with Microsoft Access 261 Part IV: Digital Security and Privacy 279 Chapter 14: Protecting Your Computer and Data from Harm 281 Chapter 15: Safeguarding Your Privacy 301 Part V: Mobility and Multimedia 323 Chapter 16: Expanding Computing to Other Devices 325 Chapter 17: Digital Cameras and Photography 337 Chapter 18: Working with Music and Video 361 Part VI: The Part of Tens 393 Chapter 19: Ten Computer Problems (and How to Solve Them) 395 Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Working with Windows 8.1 407 Appendix: Making a Living in Digital Technology 421 Index 429

Faithe Wempen is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is the author of over 150 books on computer hardware and software, and an online technology courseware developer whose courses have educated over a quarter of a million people.

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