Essential Computing Skills 2nd edition uses a highly visual instructional design to provide learners with a solid foundation in computer concepts, the Internet, email, Windows, and cloud computing.
Essential Computing Skills 2nd Edition combines streamlined content, visually
appealing interactive tools, and tiered end-of-lesson exercises
to quicken the pace of skill development for every learner.
New! This second edition covers content for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The content of this new edition is almost identical to the 1st edition. We have replaced references to Windows 8 with the new 8.1. This change includes references to SkyDrive that have been renamed by Microsoft to OneDrive. These minor changes did result in a slight shift in page numbering.
In today's digital world, knowing how to use computers effectively is critical. Our goal is to teach new users how to take advantage of computer technology and use
it to be successful in school and at work. We begin with brief concept discussions
and quickly move to hands-on activities focused on skills development. Learners are
led through exercises using visually appealing, interactive tools and then they are
challenged to complete exercises on their own.
Topics cover computer concepts, Windows, email, using the internet, and cloud computing.
- Highly visual design
- Videos clarify and reinforce concepts
- Interactive tutorials engage and guide students
- Skill-building exercises progress from guided, step-by-step actions to
- Online concept quizzes reinforce learning
- Real-world focus helps students develop practical skills they can apply immediately
- Video Tutorials: Many topics in this book are associated with a free, supplemental
video tutorial that reinforces the concepts covered in this textbook. Topics are clearly marked with a unique video number, which will help you locate the correct video online.
- Guide Me Tutorials: All Develop Your Skills exercises in this textbook (and some
other exercises) feature a free, interactive Guide Me tutorial to reinforce learning.
Exercises are clearly identified, which will help you locate the correct tutorial on the
Student Resource Center.
- Optional eLab course for online training and assessment
This text is also available bundled with Building a Foundation with Microsoft Office 2013
When purchasing an ebook, you are purchasing a license key which will allow you to access the ebook through our partner, VitalSource for 6 months.
Essential Computing Skills (ECS) 2nd Edition ISBN Bundle Options
||1st Ed ISBN
||2nd Ed ISBN
|ECS - book only
|Bldg a Foundation + ECS
|Bldg a Foundation + ECS + eLab
|Bldg a Foundation: Basics + ECS
|Bldg a Foundation: Basics + ECS + eLab
|Bldg a Foundation: Basics + Videos
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