Book: Microsoft Windows 7: Essential (Shelly Cashman)
Publisher: Course Technology PTR
The Shelly Cashman Series® offers the fi nest textbooks in computer education. We are proud of the fact
that our Microsoft Windows 3.1, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows
2000, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Vista books have been so well received by students
and instructors. With each new edition of our Windows books, we have made signifi cant improvements
based on the software and comments made by instructors and students.
Microsoft Windows contains many changes in the user interface and feature set. Recognizing
that the new features and functionality of Microsoft Windows 7 would impact the way that students
are taught skills, the Shelly Cashman Series development team carefully reviewed our pedagogy and
analyzed its effectiveness in teaching today’s student. An extensive customer survey produced results
confi rming what the series is best known for: its step-by-step, screen-by-screen instructions, its projectoriented
approach, and the quality of its content.
We learned, though, that students entering computer courses today are different than students
taking these classes just a few years ago. Students today read less, but need to retain more. They need
not only to be able to perform skills, but to retain those skills and know how to apply them to different
settings. Today’s students need to be continually engaged and challenged to retain what they’re learning.
As a result, we’ve renewed our commitment to focusing on the user and how they learn best. This
commitment is refl ected in every change we’ve made to our Windows 7 books.