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Bailey, Glenn A.; Erthal, Margaret J. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the status and trends of instruction in both keyboarding and speech recognition among public schools in a Midwestern state. A survey was sent to 490 members of the state business education association who returned 213 (62.5%) usable responses. The subjects represented schools from kindergarten to college.…
Descriptors: Business Education, Word Recognition, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Surveys
Schwartz, Kimberly A. – Online Submission, 2004
In this article, I focus on a review of the existing research pertaining to the use of word processors in K-6 writing classrooms and the effects of technologies on students' writing ability. As integrated as technology appears to be in today's curriculum, the effects of using word processors for writing enhancement, instruction and practice…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Environment, Writing Ability, Word Processing
Kercher, Lydia; McClurg, Patricia – 1985
This paper explores the issue of how, when, and where to teach keyboarding at the elementary school level through a review of the keyboarding literature and descriptions of three studies conducted with fifth grade students in the laboratory school at the University of Wyoming. The literature review briefly summarizes findings on the following…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Creative Writing, Grade 5
Artwohl, Mary Jane – 1989
A literature search identified 14 studies that were examined concerning keyboarding and computer anxiety. Although research on the relationship between keyboarding skills and computer anxiety is scarce, studies are being conducted to measure the effects of basic keyboarding skills on increased productivity. In addition, research is being performed…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs
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Arp, Larry W.; Brundick, Edward L. – Office Systems Research Journal, 1996
Reviews the impact of repetitive stress injuries in the workplace, the nature of those injuries, and what teachers can do to help prevent the development of such injuries by teaching proper keyboarding techniques. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Computers, Injuries, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Prevention
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Majsterek, David J. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1990
The article addresses use of microcomputer-based word processing for students with writing disabilities. The research is briefly reviewed, and four guidelines for choosing word processing software are offered, as are principles for teaching keyboarding. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ober, Scot – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1992
This review of 47 publications describes the development of standard and Dvorak keyboards, finding that, although most studies found Dvorak more efficient, many methodological weaknesses appear. Considers that current interest in Dvorak stems from concerns about productivity, workplace safety, and the need for keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Efficiency, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Literature Reviews
Gerlach, Gail J. – 1987
This investigation of the effect of typing skill on using a word processor for composition hypothesized that students who had learned keyboarding skills would: (1) write longer essays when using a word processor; (2) revise their essays more when using a word processor; (3) feel more positive about typing when using a word processor than students…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 4, Hypothesis Testing
Basch, Reva – Online, 1991
Discussion of current applications of and future possibilities for electronic text, or e-text, focuses on activities in the area of higher education. Topics covered are input technology, including optical scanners and keyboarding; standardization; copyright issues; access to e-text through networks; user interface; hypertext; software; shareware;…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Software
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Review of Educational Research, 1991
Literature on word processing (WP) and writing in elementary classrooms is reviewed. Five propositions are constructed to provide a schema for understanding what is known and needs to be learned about young writers and WP. WP's effects on students' composing processes, written products, attitudes, and keyboarding/systems skills are considered.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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
Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development. – 1989
This document summarizes a literature review on articulation and seminar work on the feasibility of articulation agreements in secretarial and office education programs in Montana. Seminar participants (representatives of business education departments in Montana secondary and postsecondary schools) agreed on the competencies necessary to fulfill…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Business Education, College School Cooperation, Competency Based Education
Craig, David – 1994
This paper identifies differences in educational outcomes for rural students in South Australia compared to their metropolitan peers. This information was compiled by a task force whose aim was to develop an action plan to achieve equality of educational opportunities for rural students. Available information suggests that students in country…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Distance Education, Educational Attainment
Hasselbring, Ted S.; Goin, Laura I. – 1988
This research-based review discusses effective computer applications for students with mental disabilities. Most computer-based instruction currently in use is of a drill-and-practice variety, which is needed to develop fluency in basic academic skills. Studies conducted on math fluency indicate that when students are using counting strategies to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Decoding (Reading)
Smith, E. Ray; Stallard, John J. – 1984
The widespread use of the micro/personal computer and related technological advancements are having important impacts on information management in the modern electronic office. Some of the most common software applications include word processing, spread sheet analysis, data management, graphics, and communications. Ancillary hardware/software…
Descriptors: Automation, Business, Communications, Computer Oriented Programs
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