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ERIC Number: ED435830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Computers vs. Typewriters: Which Produces the Better Typist?
Padan, William; Gilman, David
A study compared the typing speeds attained by students who learned to type on typewriters with the speeds attained by students who learned on computers in order to determine whether the medium of instruction has any effect on achievement. Data were gathered on the speeds of 585 students from west central Indiana high school business teachers. Of the students timed, 242 learned on typewriters and 343 learned on computers. The study showed that mean keyboarding speeds were higher for students who learned on computers as compared to those who learned on typewriters. Mean keyboarding speeds achieved by students using computers were 30 words per minute, whereas speeds for those using typewriters were 28.8 words per minute. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana