Welcome to the World of Computers, 3rd Edition is a revision of our best-selling Silver Series text. It's an easy, fun way for computer novices to learn how to use computers, Windows 7, the Internet (IE8), email basics, and word processing using Microsoft Word 2010 and 2007. Learning is reinforced with plenty of illustrations and practical, hands-on projects and exercises. The textbook includes a full set of instructor resource materials, including our web-based simulation tools (Websims) that give students hands-on experience even when the application isn't available in the lab. Welcome to the World of Computers, 3rd Edition is the perfect introduction to computers for dislocated workers, students requiring skills enhancement, and others with little to no previous computer experience. The textbook starts with elementary computer concepts and introduces basic navigation such as mousing, the cursor, the Desktop, and the taskbar. The fundamentals of word processing are covered using Word 2010 and 2007. Then, students are introduced to basic file browsing and file management. Web browsing and web basics are explained. The book ends with a discussion of webmail, email attachments, and email security including scams, phishing, and spam. Our unique instructional design makes learning faster and easier for students at all skill levels. Compelling case studies demonstrate the relevance of subject matter in practical situations. Concept Reviews and Skill Builder exercises at the ends of lessons reinforce learning.