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Ober, Scot – Business Education Forum, 1986
This article provides information about teaching keyboarding as a one-week course. Before discussing the results of the one-week course, however, the differences between keyboarding and typewriting are addressed, as well as the appropriate content of a true keyboarding course. (CT)
Descriptors: Computers, Course Content, Higher Education, Job Skills
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Ober, Scot – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1992
This review of 47 publications describes the development of standard and Dvorak keyboards, finding that, although most studies found Dvorak more efficient, many methodological weaknesses appear. Considers that current interest in Dvorak stems from concerns about productivity, workplace safety, and the need for keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Efficiency, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Literature Reviews
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Ober, Scot – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1993
Finger-movement distances for alphabetic keys of standard and Dvorak keyboards were calculated for every digraph in the business vocabulary. Dvorak required 37% less distance and had more right-hand, home-row, same-row, and alternate hand reaches. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Education, Efficiency, Keyboarding (Data Entry)