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Harrison, Colin; And Others – 1990
Because of the crucial nature of the technical literacy problem and the necessity for employees to be able to understand and apply information contained in technical manuals, a technical literacy test was developed in order to identify the level of a person's familiarity with or likely aptitude for work using a computer. The information yielded by…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Literacy, Foreign Countries
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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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Dunn, Bill; Reay, David – Journal of Educational Research, 1989
Subjects (N=52) in a study comparing writing quality of handwritten papers with that of papers produced by word processor showed no educationally or statistically significant differences in performance. Within the experimental group keyboard competence did significantly affect writing quality. (IAH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Handwriting
Gillmon, Eve – 1991
A structured keyboard skills training scheme for students in England should be included within school curricula. Negative attitudes toward keyboard training prevail in schools although employers value keyboard application skills. There are several reasons why keyboard proficiency, which facilitates the efficient input and retrieval of text and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Foreign Countries, Information Systems