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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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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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Farnsworth, Charles, Jr. – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2007
To determine the attitudes of teachers of students who are visually impaired or blind about the use of contracted or uncontracted Braille for emergent readers, the author posted a questionnaire on three electronic listservs from October through December 2002 and received responses from 40 teachers in India, Canada, the West Indies, and the United…
Descriptors: Braille, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Teacher Attitudes
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Holgerson, Ronald – College Quarterly, 2005
Since inception of the Ontario college system in 1967, the quality of a diploma or certificate in comparison to a university degree has been perceived as an inferior rather than alternative academic credential. As public institutions, community colleges are mandated to respond to regional labour force needs, and to provide graduates who will…
Descriptors: Careers, College Curriculum, School Choice, College Graduates
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for an advanced half-credit course in a series of two that deal with keyboarding skills for high schools and elementary grades in Manitoba. The course is designed to improve a student's ability to manipulate a keyboard by reinforcing confidence and improving the functional skill level. The guide includes the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy, Course Content, Educational Resources
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for a one-credit course for students in high schools in Manitoba. The course is designed to provide students with mastery-level keyboarding skills, to develop a wide range of word processing techniques and to combine their skills and knowledge in producing mailable documents. The focus of the course is on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Educational Resources, Employment Potential
Jancewicz, Bill; MacKenzie, Marguerite; Guanish, George; Nabinicaboo, Silas – 2002
The Naskapi language is unique in northern Quebec because of the Naskapi people's late contact with Europeans, their geographic isolation, and the high proportion of Naskapi speakers in their territory. For the last two decades, a language development strategy has been emerging in the community as outside language specialists have been invited to…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Community Leaders
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for an introductory half-credit course in a series of two that deal with keyboarding skills for high schools and elementary grades in Manitoba. The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the correct techniques of using a keyboard. The guide includes the following components: (1) an…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy, Course Content, Educational Resources
Bujea, Eleanor – 1987
The findings of a literature review of business education in Great Britain, the United States, and Canada were as follows: business education will be in greater demand in the high school and it will be extended downward into the elementary school and upward into the postsecondary institutes, especially in the areas of keyboarding and computer…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accounting, Business Communication, Business Education
Fraser, Jane – 1993
Twenty-eight adult students and four adolescent students were interested in completing computer instruction in keyboarding in their own environment to gain skills and knowledge that would bring them up to date in the information age. The students who enrolled in the keyboarding course were assessed by timed writings, production applications, and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Canada Natives, Community Involvement, Community Support
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for a one-credit course for students in high schools in Manitoba. The course is designed to help students who wish to improve their keyboarding skills to acquire proficiency in using a high-end word processing package, whether for personal or vocational competence. This guide is for the introductory course in a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Educational Resources, Employment Potential
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1987
This manual is designed to assist typewriting teachers in the implementation of the Alberta, Canada, Typewriting 10-20-30 Curriculum (1985). Many ideas contained in the handbook can also be used in curricula that address keyboarding or the skill of typing in computer keyboarding, dictaphone typing, or word processing. The manual is organized in…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1985
This curriculum guide is one of nine such guides developed for an Alberta high school business education program. Its content covers the main subject area or strand of typewriting. Subject to the constraints outlined in the guide, the modules are to be formatted into three- or four-credit courses within each strand. Introductory materials include…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Correspondence, Business Education, Course Content
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Support Branch. – 1989
The directory provides reviews of 50 software programs approved for educational use in Alberta (Canada) schools. Each program was reviewed by two teachers with the purpose of determining the specific populations of special needs students (including the gifted) that the programs would be suitable for and the approximate grade level with which the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware
Petruk, Milton W. – 1986
This is the fifth in a series of annual studies conducted by the Alberta (Canada) Department of Education in order to gather information about the nature and extent of the growth and development of instructional computing in Alberta schools. Areas covered by the survey include: (1) description of the school population; (2) schools that have…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Planning, Educational Trends
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