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Fan, Yueyue – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Despite the established importance of writing, many students have difficulty writing proficiently (Ann Rogers & Graham, 2008; Graham & Perin, 2007). This study was designed to assess whether the provision of argumentative writing goals focusing on revision affected the quality of college students' first drafts and revised essays. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition)
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
Cantalupi, John D. – 1991
A study described the instructional practices and perceptions of K-8 keyboarding instructors in Pennsylvania public schools regarding keyboarding practices. Surveys were sent to 501 school districts, with responses from 416 (83 percent). The surveys contained 19 questions that provided descriptive information about instructional practices and 17…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education
Hodges, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this dissertation study was to determine if a relationship existed between problem-based learning (PBL) content acquisition and academic achievement on teacher-made tests in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at the middle school level. The study sample consisted of 20 seventh-grade students enrolled in a CTE keyboarding…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Problem Based Learning, Pretests Posttests, Test Theory
Hubbard, Anne Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effects of the "READ 180"[R] program on the reading achievement levels of fourth grade students who participated in the "READ 180"[R] program (Scholastic Incorporated, 2005) compared to fourth grade students who were reading below grade level but who were not participating in the "READ 180"[R]…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Independent Reading, Reading Programs, Written Language
Blackwell, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The use of computers and computer-based applications is prevalent in schools, from the classroom to the principal's office. This study of middle school principals in Virginia and West Virginia addressed the following eight questions: (a) What computer technology applications are available to middle school principals? (b) What are the perceived…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology
Young, Jay Richards – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the potential use of keystroke dynamics to create keyprints (typing fingerprints) to authenticate individuals in online assessment situations. The implications of this study are best understood in terms of the keystroke behavioral biometric. While previous studies considered the degree to which keystroke typing patterns are…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Identification, Measurement Techniques, Computer Assisted Testing
Carter, Micheal T. – 1997
A survey of elementary, middle/junior high, and high school principals in central Appalachia examined their use of e-mail and factors influencing that use. The survey was sent to a stratified random sample of 620 principals in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia; 375 usable responses were received. Respondents provided data on…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education
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
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
Babu, Rakesh – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The central premise of this research is that blind and visually impaired (BVI) people cannot use the Internet effectively due to accessibility and usability problems. Use of the Internet is indispensable in today's education system that relies on Web-enhanced instruction (WEI). Therefore, BVI students cannot participate effectively in WEI. Extant…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Visual Impairments, Internet, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)