What we can do today with computers was not possible a few decades ago. As the price versus computing power of desktop computers became reasonable, using a desktop computer for everyday use has become possible for everyone. There was a time when there wasn’t much internet speed and computing power to do much like HD gaming and video streaming, which have become as easy as pie these days.
That’s why this book was written in such a way that it will give overall knowledge about today’s computer technology and how it can be used for education . This book contains all the fundamentals related to computer hardware and software that could be useful for almost anyone who is interested in learning computers. However, the last chapter of this book is mainly for students and teachers. The last chapter gives information about using various types of apps and internet resources for doing homework and teaching.
Debojit Acharjee is a computer professional and also a computer enthusiast. He is also a writer and has written many articles on computer technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, DevOps, Python, etc.
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Chapter 1: What’s a Computer?
Chapter 2: What’s Hardware and Software?
Chapter 3: What’s a CPU?
Chapter 4: What’s a GPU?
Chapter 5: What's Computer Memory?
Chapter 6: What Are Computer I/O Devices?
Chapter 7: What’s an Operating System (OS)?
Chapter 8: What’s Application Software?
Chapter 9: What’s a Computer Network?
Chapter 10: What’s the Internet?
Chapter 11: How to Choose a Computer?
Chapter 12: How to Buy a Computer?
Chapter 13: How to Build a Computer?
Chapter 14: How to Install OS and Apps on a Computer?
Chapter 15: How to Use a Computer for Homework?
Chapter 16: How to Use a Computer for Homework and Teaching?
Using Computer's Effectively introduces the basic technical knowledge required to understand the fundamental technical underpinning of today's computer systems. It is a great read for anybody who wants to start understanding computers by opening up the black box of computer hardware and operating system software. It provides practical advice on how to conceive, configure, and optimize personal computer systems for professionals without an IT background.
The reading journey will be from past to present and will make you engaged to complete the book. Some interesting insights are jaw dropping. Amazing experience with simple language and pictorial representations.
Comprehensive, informative and thoroughly 'user friendly', "Using Computers Effectively:How Teachers and Students Can Improve Their Knowledge and Practice" is the ideal DIY 'how to' introduction to utilizing the computer today and is especially recommended textbook for high school, community, and college Introduction to Computing curriculum studies lists. It should be noted for students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.