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ERIC Number: ED269130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-23
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Keyboarding in a Self-Contained Fourth-Fifth Grade Classroom.
Hall, Carol S.
Keyboarding was taught to a group of 26 fourth- and fifth-grade students in a self-contained classroom by an elementary classroom teacher using an Apple IIe microcomputer and two software programs: "Gregg Personal Keyboarding" and "Typing Tutor II." Intervention spanned 52 class days, including pre-, mid-, and posttest days, with each student having approximately 10 minutes of computer time per day. Total time of computer use was approximately 520 minutes per child. The instructional goal of the intervention required that students reach a speed of 20 gross words per minute (gwpm) with three or less errors per minute. Students achieved a mean speed rate of 19.73 gwpm, with an error rate of 5.96 on the 46-word timed writing instrument. Keyboarding scores were examined for differences associated with grade level, sex, reading ability, student access to typewriter or computer at home, and ability to play the piano. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A