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Information and Software Technology: A Project-Based Approach

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170365987

Information and Software Technology: A Project Based Approach has been fully updated to cover emerging technologies and practices.

This book features new topics such as 3D printing, cloud computing and HTML5, as well as an extended section on augmented reality. The text also gives an in-depth coverage of the Core topics, which provide a reference when studying the Options.

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1 Projects: design, produce, evaluate
2 Hardware
3 Software
4 Data handling
5 Past, current and emerging technologies
6 People
7 Issues
8 Artificial intelligence, simulation and modelling
9 Authoring and multimedia
10 Database design
11 Digital media
12 The internet and website development
13 Networking systems
14 Robotics and automated systems
15 Software development and programming.


David Grover has been Head Teacher of Computing at Chatswood High School, New South Wales and is the author of a number of texts and resources in secondary computing.

Heather Knights was Learning Technologies Coordinator and Head of the Technological and Applied Studies Department at Meriden Anglican School in Strathfield, New South Wales.

Eamon Gormley is a high school Computing Studies teacher in Sydney's inner city and holds postgraduate qualifications in eLearning.


Chapter opening pages list syllabus outcome numbers and outline the outcomes and key terms used in that chapter

Each chapter begins with an 'Action' section that presents a real-life application of the following content

Chapter 15: Software development and programming has been completely reworked to meet the demands of teaching and learning in this course

New case studies present students with challenging material and highlight relevant examples of the theory

'Infobits' provide snippets of interesting information to stimulate curiosity and 'Issues boxes' explore legal and social concerns

Updated activities at the end of each section and a wealth of questions throughout to ensure student engagement

Project sections at the end of the Options chapters have been completely updated to be more user-friendly and engaging.