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Allen, Laura K.; Mills, Caitlin; Jacovina, Matthew E.; Crossley, Scott; D'Mello, Sidney; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Writing training systems have been developed to provide students with instruction and deliberate practice on their writing. Although generally successful in providing accurate scores, a common criticism of these systems is their lack of personalization and adaptive instruction. In particular, these systems tend to place the strongest emphasis on…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Psychological Patterns, Writing Instruction, Essays
Vizer, Lisa Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Systems that can detect cognitive decline or harmful levels of stress could assist users in managing their stress and health. However, current assessments are often obtrusive or require specialized equipment, and not suited to continuous monitoring of cognitive status. This research leverages attributes of everyday keyboard interactions to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Ability, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Sturm, Jessica L. – Language Awareness, 2013
The present research applies the concepts of attention, awareness, and noticing to a previously unresolved strand of inquiry: accent marks in L2 (second language) French. Previous research found that learners who typed accented words had better recall of the accent marks than those who wrote the same words by hand. Sturm suggested that it may have…
Descriptors: Attention, Handwriting, French, Metalinguistics
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Beeson, Pelagie M.; Higginson, Kristina; Rising, Kindle – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: Treatment studies have documented the therapeutic and functional value of lexical writing treatment for individuals with severe aphasia. The purpose of this study was to determine whether such retraining could be accomplished using the typing feature of a cellular telephone, with the ultimate goal of using text messaging for…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Therapy, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Rieger, Martina; Martinez, Fanny; Wenke, Dorit – Cognition, 2011
Using a typing task we investigated whether insufficient imagination of errors and error corrections is related to duration differences between execution and imagination. In Experiment 1 spontaneous error imagination was investigated, whereas in Experiment 2 participants were specifically instructed to imagine errors. Further, in Experiment 2 we…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Investigations, Office Occupations, Visual Discrimination
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Detterman, Douglas K. – Intelligence, 2011
Watson's Jeopardy victory raises the question of the similarity of artificial intelligence and human intelligence. Those of us who study human intelligence issue a challenge to the artificial intelligence community. We will construct a unique battery of tests for any computer that would provide an actual IQ score for the computer. This is the same…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence, Human Body, Comparative Analysis
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Deane, Paul; Zhang, Mo – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
In this report, we examine the feasibility of characterizing writing performance using process features derived from a keystroke log. Using data derived from a set of "CBAL"™ writing assessments, we examine the following research questions: (a) How stable are the keystroke timing and process features across testing occasions?; (b) How…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Feasibility Studies, Research Reports, Writing Achievement
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Riccardi, Richard I. – College and University, 2009
As universities begin to implement business intelligence tools such as end-user reporting, data warehousing, and dashboard indicators, data quality becomes an even greater and more public issue. With automated tools taking nightly snapshots of the database, the faulty data grow exponentially, propagating as another layer of the data warehouse.…
Descriptors: Internet, Higher Education, Intelligence, Information Technology
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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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Ling, Guangming – International Journal of Testing, 2016
To investigate possible iPad related mode effect, we tested 403 8th graders in Indiana, Maryland, and New Jersey under three mode conditions through random assignment: a desktop computer, an iPad alone, and an iPad with an external keyboard. All students had used an iPad or computer for six months or longer. The 2-hour test included reading, math,…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Handheld Devices, Computers
Ji, Shengyue – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditional information systems return answers after a user submits a complete query. Users often feel "left in the dark" when they have limited knowledge about the underlying data, and have to use a try-and-see approach for finding information. The trend of supporting autocomplete in these systems is a first step towards solving this problem. A…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Computer Interfaces
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Palminteri, Stefano; Lebreton, Mael; Worbe, Yulia; Hartmann, Andreas; Lehericy, Stephane; Vidailhet, Marie; Grabli, David; Pessiglione, Mathias – Brain, 2011
Reinforcement learning theory has been extensively used to understand the neural underpinnings of instrumental behaviour. A central assumption surrounds dopamine signalling reward prediction errors, so as to update action values and ensure better choices in the future. However, educators may share the intuitive idea that reinforcements not only…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Models, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Prediction
Goldsborough, Reid – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2008
According to new research by the London-based consumer group Which? (www.which.co.uk), a computer's keyboard may be harboring the kinds of bugs that can cause a nasty case of food poisoning. "The main cause of a bug-infested keyboard is eating at one's desk," according to a report released by the group. Crumbs and spills can wind up on and between…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Microbiology, Communicable Diseases, Health Promotion
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Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Green, Vanessa; Chiapparino, Claudia; Stasolla, Fabrizio; Oliva, Doretta – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
The present study assessed the use of a voice-detecting sensor interfaced with a scanning keyboard emulator to allow two boys with extensive motor disabilities to write. Specifically, the study (a) compared the effects of the voice-detecting sensor with those of a familiar pressure sensor on the boys' writing time, (b) checked which of the sensors…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Psychology, Males, Physical Disabilities
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