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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth; McFadden, Gary; Etheridge, Jill; Pounder, Rebecca – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine a synergistic application of three different technologies to improve the keyboarding accuracy of an individual with significant motor disorders. Three keyboarding technologies were layered to measure the power of each technology independently and collectively. The results show a significant increase in…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Females, College Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; And Others – Contributions to Music Education, 1995
Discovered that the introduction of piano keyboarding into elementary school music instruction produced a positive effect regarding children's sentiment towards school. No discernible effect was revealed concerning memory skills. Includes statistical data and description of survey questionnaires. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Enrichment
Matthews, Doris B. – 1986
Research has shown that relaxation exercises produce physical changes in students. After relaxation exercises, students appear calmer, have reduced levels of anxiety, and are more responsive to instruction. In order to determine if relaxation exercises would improve the rate at which students learn keyboarding, a study was conducted in a South…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Computers, High Schools
Gerlach, Gail J. – 1987
This investigation of the effect of typing skill on using a word processor for composition hypothesized that students who had learned keyboarding skills would: (1) write longer essays when using a word processor; (2) revise their essays more when using a word processor; (3) feel more positive about typing when using a word processor than students…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 4, Hypothesis Testing
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Koohang, Alex A.; Byrd, David M. – Library and Information Science Research, 1987
Describes an investigation of the differences between the levels of the independent variables of gender, college level, previous computer experience, and familiarity with computer keyboarding on college students' attitudes toward the usefulness of a library computer system. Based on the results, some recommendations are made for practice and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Analysis of Variance, Attitude Measures, Evaluation Criteria
Dalton, David W.; Watson, James F. – 1986
This study examined the effects of a year-long word processing program on learners' holistic writing skills. Based on results of a writing pretest, 80 seventh grade students were designated as relatively high or low in prior writing achievement and assigned to one of two groups: a word processing treatment and a conventional writing process…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Factor Analysis, Grade 7
Lundgren, Carol A., Ed. – Business Education Index, 1989
This index, changed in the focus of the research as well as in its format, covers business education publications and those related to business education. Priority is given to journals that are essential to research and teaching in the broad business education spectrum with emphasis on information systems (including business communications),…
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Research, Information Systems, Marketing
Dalton, Bridget M.; And Others – 1988
Focusing on ways to teach fourth-grade students the machine skills they need to make the computer a fluent writing tool, this study sought to identify the word processing skills that students need to learn and the ones that are most difficult, and the instructional approaches that work best in teaching word processing skills. The problems and…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Computer Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Johanson, Roger P. – 1985
This study addresses three questions: (1) whether sex is related to ability and interest in computers; (2) whether a relationship exists between the presence of a computer in the home and a child's ability and interest in computing; and (3) the combination of factors that account for students' perceptions of success in developing programming…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Family Environment, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
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Yorkston, Kathryn M.; And Others – Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 1990
The study attempted to (1) identify word sequences that occur frequently among 10 linguistically intact augmented communicators, (2) determine the communality with which the various augmented communicators use specific word sequences, and (3) evaluate the usefulness of word sequences in providing keystroke savings for uses of augmentative and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Communication Disorders, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Biklen, Douglas; Schubert, Annegret – Remedial and Special Education (RASE), 1991
Twenty-one students with autism, ages 6-20, were taught to use facilitated communication to unlock their ideas and communicate through typing. Facilitated communication involves physical and emotional support for typing or pointing at letters, helping students maintain focus, and fading physical support. Subjects revealed unexpected literacy and…
Descriptors: Autism, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication
Marchand, James W. – IDEAL, 1987
Until recently, professionals in the humanities have had access only to mainframe computer technology. The advent of microcomputers offers a range of new options. The experiences of one individual indicate that with personal computer technology and simple programming, and occasionally the help of a mainframe, textual, visual, and auditory…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Classical Languages, Classification, Computer Oriented Programs
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Zato, Jose G.; And Others – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1992
This paper reports on a research and development program which developed a more effective interface between personal computer (PC) users with disabilities and computer systems. The program emulates a PC keyboard, enabling disabled PC users to access standard software via a binary (switch) control element. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software
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Massey, Tom K., Jr.; Engelbrecht, James W. – Computers and Education, 1987
This study of college students in business administration classes compares attitudes toward office computer use of students with typing or word processing skills to those of students without those skills. Results show typing and/or word processing skills were associated with greater degree of conceptual understanding of future office computer use.…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Comparative Analysis, Computer Literacy, Concept Formation
Spence, Gary – 1986
The main purpose of this 8-month study was to determine whether significant differences in student learning and attitudes occur as a result of the use of word processors, but curriculum changes, inservice teacher requirements, obstacles to incorporating word processing into language arts programs, effective teaching strategies, and effective…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Computer Assisted Instruction