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Essential Computer Applications

All concepts, explained in a simple and logical manner, are supported with business-type examples

Each chapter begins with defined learning objectives, and ends with a summary/recap on key points

A Glossary of Terms is provided at the end of each section

This textbook is non-software specific and assumes no previous understanding of computer applications software

Suitable for FETAC modules on: Level 5 Information and Communication Systems Level 5 Database Methods Level 5 Spreadsheets Methods Level 5 Word Processing Level 5 The Internet Level 4 Information Technology Skills Level 4 Computer Applications

Also suitable for: HETAC Certificate and Diploma in Information Technology City & Guilds Information Technology Series 7261 LCCI Information Processing JEB Teachers’ Diploma in Education Practice: ICT Skills

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Publication Date

May 2007




Paperback, 327 pages

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Chapter 1: Information & Communication Systems
Chapter 2: Introduction to Databases
Chapter 3: Practical Database Assignments (20)
Chapter 4: Introduction to Spreadsheets
Chapter 5: Practical Spreadsheet Assignments (20)
Chapter 6: Computer Applications Projects
Chapter 7: Introduction to Word Processing
Chapter 8: Practical Word-Processing Assignments (20)
Chapter 9: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Chapter 10: Electronic Mail and Web Publishing
Chapter 11: Practical Internet Assignments (20


245 x 200 mm


By Séamus O'Neill and Gerard Morgan

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Séamus O’Neill, B.Sc., H.Dip.Ed., MBCS, is Head of School of Information Technology and Multimedia Design at Computing at Crumlin College of Further Education and has 22 years of teaching experience in second and third level colleges. He has lectured on teacher training courses. Gerard Morgan, B.Comm., H.Dip.Ed., H.Dip.O.E., M.Ed., is Principal at Waterford College of Further Education.

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