Technology continues to evolve as our primary tool for communication, organization, research, and problem solving. Fluency with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities, Third Edition equips readers who are already familiar with computers, applications, and the Internet with a deeper understanding of the broad capabilities of technology. This text helps readers form a foundation of knowledge they can adapt to their personal and career goals as future technologies emerge.Professor Lawrence Snyder served as chairman of the National Research Council's report Being Fluent with Information Technology. His book implements the vision of that report, helping individuals become fluent with technology by covering three knowledge areas: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities. Skills: Technology immediately useful such as email, navigating the World Wide Web, spreadsheets, and word processing Concepts: Fundamentals of netowrks, how computers work, assessing the authenticity of information, digital representations, and information structuring Capabilities: Reasoning, problem solving, and trouble shootingHighlights of the Third Edition: Updated coverage of the latest operating systems and their respective features including Windows Vista'„¢, Ribbon, and Mac OS®X Revised database material including XML database representation and processing, revised national database coverage emphasizing query by example, and a new case study Increased coverage of Web navigation and searching Expanded coverage of online security, phishing (fraud), identity theft, and wireless securityIt is easy to teach Fluency!A complete supplements package is available with this book. Visit www.aw.com/snyder for more informationComputer Skills Workbook ISBN-13: 978-0-321-52255-9 ISBN-10:0-321-52255-9For more information on the National Research Council report please visit www.nationalacademies.org/nrcSnyder, Lawrence is the author of 'Fluency With Information Technology Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321512390 and ISBN 0321512391.