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Exploring Information and Software Technology Fourth Edition


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Exploring Information and Software Technology Fourth Edition continues to provide a variety of theoretical and practical experiences in an integrated project-based approach that encourages students to analyse, design, develop, test, document, implement and evaluate their own work.

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PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.5Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Projects and project development [PDF 6.0Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Artificial intelligence, simulation and modelling [PDF 6.5Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Authoring and multimedia [PDF 6.4Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Database design [PDF 6.7Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Digital media [PDF 8.4Mb]

  • Chapter 6: The internet and website development [PDF 6.7Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Networking systems [PDF 4.4Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Robotics and automated systems [PDF 6.3Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Software development and programming [PDF 7.6Mb]

  • Glossary [PDF 1.7Mb]

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    Additional chapter reviews [PDF 1.82Mb]

    Textbook solutions [PDF 3.1Mb]

    Textbook chapter review solutions [PDF 731Kb]

    Projects [Zipped Word docs 138Kb]

    Chapter tests [Zipped Word 220Kb]

    Activities - Crosswords [PDF 1.56Mb]

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    Introduction to the course [PDF; 316 KB]

    Option 1 [PDF; 380 KB]

    Option 2 [PDF; 328 KB]

    Option 3 [PDF; 308 KB]

    Option 4 [PDF; 312 KB]

    Option 5 [PDF; 380 KB]

    Option 6 [PDF; 380 KB]

    Option 7 [PDF; 312 KB]

    Option 8 [PDF; 380 KB]

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    Webopedia: Online computer dictionary for computer and internet terms and definitions
    TechWeb: TechEncyclopedia


    Warriors of the Net


    Saskatoon Catholic School: Computer Applications Course resources
    University of West Georgia: Graphic Design Principals PowerPoint

    Media games

    Core concepts

    STORYBOARDING - Atomic Learning: StoryBoard Pro
    HARDWARE - PCTechGuide
    HARDWARE - PBS: Transistorized! The Science of the Transistor
    HARDWARE - Tom's Hardware Guide
    SOFTWARE - Dave's HTML Code Guide
    SOFTWARE - Tucows
    ISSUES - Ergonomics Society
    ISSUES - Cornell University Ergonomics Web
    PROJECT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - TeacerTap: Online Collaborative Projects
    PROJECT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Schools on the Web: SDD Projects
    EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES - Technology Review

    Digital media

    Digital Media Wire

    Database design

    Teacher resources

    History of computing

    Computer History Museum
    The University of Melbourne: CSIRAC

    Authoring and multimedia

    GIMP The GNU Image Manipulation Program

    Robotics and automated systems

    Australian Centre for Field Robotics
    KISS Institute for Practical Robotics
    NASA: The Robotics Alliance Project

    Internet and website development


    Software development and programming

    JAVA PROGRAMMING - JavaShareware
    JAVA PROGRAMMING - WebTeacher: JavaScript
    VISUAL BASIC SOFTWARE - Visual Basic Explorer
    VISUAL BASIC SOFTWARE - Microsoft Visual Basic Developer Center

    Artificial intelligence, simulation and modelling

    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
    Tel-Aviv University Philosophy Department: Artificial Intelligence
    Kurzweil CyberArt Technologies: AARON


    Carole Wilson