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ERIC Number: ED412343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Beginning Keyboarding, Postsecondary Level. Curriculum Guide for Improvement of Instruction in Business Subjects.
Doughton, Shirley
This document, which is intended for business education teachers at the postsecondary level, contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course. The course is designed to help students develop a keyboarding speed of 30-40 words per minute and learn to use word processing software to create, store, print, and edit business and personal-use documents. The guide begins with a brief course description, rationale, list of course objectives, evidence from the research that supports the course's approach and underlying philosophy, brief discussion of assessment techniques, and list of materials and equipment needed. Presented next is a course outline that includes the topics and suggested activities to be covered in the course's four units, which cover the following topics: operating a keyboard; using formatting techniques; formatting basic business documents; and building keyboarding, word processing, and language arts skills and creating simple reports and employment documents. Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of the document contain a keyboarding technique rubric and 17 skill-building exercises and activities including the following: journal activity, group activities, review activity, multicultural timed writing activity, ethics activity, cross-curricular activity, production test, timed writing test, and Internet activity. The bibliography contains 29 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related curriculum guides, see CE 074 825-833.