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Anabela Abreu Malpique; Debora Valcan; Deborah Pino-Pasternak; Susan Ledger; Bronte Kelso-Marsh – Issues in Educational Research, 2023
There is a strong body of research showing associations between handwriting automaticity and children's writing performance. However, less is known about keyboarding automaticity and young students' writing performance. We investigated the relationship between handwriting and keyboarding automaticity and writing performance in both modalities in a…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Office Occupations, Writing Achievement, Teaching Methods
Gentry, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to examine the relationship between focused keyboarding instruction and the required standardized assessments mandated by Federal and State authorities. Initial mandates required that the first assessment to be administered online would be the Writing Assessment by year 2014. The assessment given in…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Instruction, Standardized Tests
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Wu, Zhenhua; Chiang, Feng-Kuang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2022
Recent years, dramatic changes in the mode of writing have occurred. Computers and other digital devices are increasingly replacing writing by hand. The sensory-motor experiences of typing (e.g. visual, haptic, motor) are different from those used in handwriting. Therefore, the influence and effect of keyboarding on linguistic performance,…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Feng, Luxi; Lindner, Amanda; Ji, Xuejun Ryan; Malatesha Joshi, R. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
According to the simple view of writing (Berninger, Abbott, Abbott, Graham, & Richards, 2002), the two important components of transcription in writing are handwriting and keyboarding, the third one being spelling. The purpose of this paper is to review the contribution of two writing modes--handwriting and keyboarding to writing performance.…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Correlation, Writing Skills
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Rosenberg-Adler, Tali; Weintraub, Naomi – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2020
Word processing is often considered an alternative writing mode or test accommodation for students with specific learning disorders who have handwriting difficulties (HD). Therefore, it is important for researchers and educators to understand the difficulties these students may encounter while using this technology. We examined the frequency of…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Writing Difficulties, Incidence, Student Characteristics
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Wu, Zhenhua; Chiang, Feng-Kuang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2023
Although computer-assisted vocabulary acquisition tools have been widely applied to English as a foreign language learning, the kinesthetic and tactile potential of such tools has not been fully utilized. Embodied cognition suggested that the change of practice modality (from handwriting to keyboarding), involves different sensory-motor…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Donica, Denise K.; Giroux, Peter; Faust, Amber – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Using computers and keyboarding skills for written communication have been common adaptations recommended by occupational therapists which are now important for all students. We used a quasi-experimental, pre-test/post-test design to examine the effectiveness of a developmentally based curriculum, Keyboarding Without Tears®, as compared to free…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Skill Development
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Spilling, Eivor Finset; Rønneberg, Vibeke; Rogne, Wenke Mork; Roeser, Jens; Torrance, Mark – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
To date, there is no clear evidence to support choosing handwriting over keyboarding or vice versa as the modality children should use when they first learn to write. 102 Norwegian first-grade children from classrooms that used both electronic touchscreen keyboard on a digital tablet and pencil-and-paper for writing instruction wrote narratives in…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Beginning Writing, Story Telling
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Aydemir, Zeynep – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to determine the metaphor perceptions of Generation Z teacher candidates towards handwriting and typing. Based on the metaphors obtained, elective courses related to handwriting may be included in undergraduate programs according to their point of view on handwriting. Many researches are carried out on the area created by…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Student Attitudes, Age Groups, Preservice Teachers
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Jiménez, Juan E.; Marco, Isaac; Suárez, Natalia; González, Desirée – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study had two purposes: examining the internal structure of the "Test Estandarizado para la Evaluación Inicial de la Escritura con Teclado" (TEVET; Spanish Keyboarding Writing Test), and analyzing the development of keyboarding skills in Spanish elementary school children with and without learning disabilities (LD) in writing. A…
Descriptors: Spanish, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
Marsallay L. Spicer – ProQuest LLC, 2023
In the era of technology and digital standardized testing, one might question the practicality of teaching cursive handwriting to early learners. The problem addressed in this study is that due to the increased use of technology in the Montessori classroom, teachers may not value cursive handwriting instruction as an important skill for early…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Montessori Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Kim, Ahyoung Alicia; Lee, Shinhye; Chapman, Mark; Wilmes, Carsten – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This study aimed to investigate how Grade 1-2 English language learners (ELLs) differ in their performance on a writing test in two test modes: paper and online. Participants were 139 ELLs in the United States. They completed three writing tasks, representing three test modes: (1) a paper in which students completed their writing using a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Fan, Yueyue – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Despite the established importance of writing, many students have difficulty writing proficiently (Ann Rogers & Graham, 2008; Graham & Perin, 2007). This study was designed to assess whether the provision of argumentative writing goals focusing on revision affected the quality of college students' first drafts and revised essays. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition)
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Peake, Christian; Diaz, Alicia; Artiles, Ceferino – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study examined the relationship and degree of predictability that the fluency of writing the alphabet from memory and the selection of allographs have on measures of fluency and accuracy of spelling in a free-writing sentence task when keyboarding. The "Test Estandarizado para la Evaluación de la Escritura con Teclado"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alphabets, Spelling, Sentences
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Language Testing, 2014
A major concern with computer-based (CB) tests of second-language (L2) writing is that performance on such tests may be influenced by test-taker keyboarding skills. Poor keyboarding skills may force test-takers to focus their attention and cognitive resources on motor activities (i.e., keyboarding) and, consequently, other processes and aspects of…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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