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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
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Barkaoui, Khaled – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
This study aimed to describe the writing activities that test takers engage in when responding to the writing tasks in the "TOEFL iBT"[superscript R] test and to examine the effects of task type and test-taker English language proficiency (ELP) and keyboarding skills on the frequency and distribution of these activities. Each of 22 test…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction
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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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Alves, Rui A.; Limpo, Teresa; Fidalgo, Raquel; Carvalhais, Lénia; Pereira, Luísa Álvares; Castro, São Luís – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Writing development seems heavily dependent upon the automatization of transcription. This study aimed to further investigate the link between transcription and writing by examining the effects of promoting handwriting and spelling skills on a comprehensive set of writing measures (viz., bursts and pauses, levels of written language, and writing…
Descriptors: Transcripts (Written Records), Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
Parker, Carol A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the writing assessment scores for each of the four traits--development, focus and organization, language, and conventions--as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) of students who had a formal keyboarding course compared to those who did not. A…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development, Writing Evaluation, Scores
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Guo, Hongwen; Deane, Paul D.; van Rijn, Peter W.; Zhang, Mo; Bennett, Randy E. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2018
The goal of this study is to model pauses extracted from writing keystroke logs as a way of characterizing the processes students use in essay composition. Low-level timing data were modeled, the interkey interval and its subtype, the intraword duration, thought to reflect processes associated with keyboarding skills and composition fluency.…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing (Composition), Essays, Models
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Lubbe, Elsie; Monteith, Jan; Mentz, Elsa – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Keyboarding as writing apparatus is an essential skill in the technological era and more self-regulated learners perform better in keyboarding than less self-regulated learners. In order to indicate this, students registered at the Faculty of Arts for a compulsory keyboarding and word-processing course completed a questionnaire to identify both…
Descriptors: Correlation, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Metacognition, Word Processing
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
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Bisschop, Elaine; Morales, Celia; Gil, Verónica; Jiménez-Suárez, Elizabeth – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
The aim of this study was to analyze whether children with and without difficulties in handwriting, spelling, or both differed in alphabet writing when using a keyboard. The total sample consisted of 1,333 children from Grades 1 through 3. Scores on the spelling and handwriting factors from the "Early Grade Writing Assessment" (Jiménez,…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Alphabets, Accuracy, Elementary School Students
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Gagné, Christina L.; Spalding, Thomas L. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2016
We used a typing task to measure the written production of compounds, pseudocompounds, and monomorphemic words on a letter-by-letter basis to determine whether written production (as measured by interletter typing speed) was affected by morphemic structure and semantic transparency of the constituents. Semantic transparency was analyzed using a…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Morphemes, Semantics, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Allen, Richard J.; Havelka, Jelena; Falcon, Thomas; Evans, Sally; Darling, Stephen – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2015
The question of how meaningful associations between verbal and spatial information might be utilized to facilitate working memory performance is potentially highly instructive for models of memory function. The present study explored how separable processing capacities within specialized domains might each contribute to this, by examining the…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Spatial Ability, Visual Perception, Correlation
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Van Der Steen, Steffie; Samuelson, Dianne; Thomson, Jennifer M. – Written Communication, 2017
This study addresses the current debate about the beneficial effects of text processing software on students with different working memory (WM) during the process of academic writing, especially with regard to the ability to display higher-level conceptual thinking. A total of 54 graduate students (15 male, 39 female) wrote one essay by hand and…
Descriptors: Word Processing, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Writing (Composition), Educational Benefits
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Van Hove, Stephanie; Vanderhoven, Ellen; Cornillie, Frederik – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
Mobile technologies are increasingly finding their way into classroom practice. While these technologies can create opportunities that may facilitate learning, including the learning of a second or foreign language (L2), the full potential of these new media often remains underexploited. A case in point concerns tablet applications for language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, French, Vocabulary Development
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Kay, Robin – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
A comprehensive, formal comparison of resources used to learn computer software has yet to be researched. Understanding the relative strengths and weakness of resources would provide useful guidance to teachers and students. The purpose of the current study was to explore the effectiveness of seven key resources: human assistance, the manual, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Computer Software, Resources