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Rigby, Sue – Business Education Forum, 1983
Computer keyboards are being used by everyone from elementary students to business executives in industry. All need basic touch keyboarding skills to make efficient use of these computers. The challenge is for business educators to initiate these keyboarding courses at all levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Nellermoe, Donald A. – Business Education Forum, 1989
Describes a teacher's experience with a quadriplegic in a keyboarding class. Points out that teachers should inquire about a student's physical handicap before making assumptions about it and should ask a student how they might help. Suggests not giving an extensive amount of assistance unless requested. (JOW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Neurological Impairments
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Wentling, Rose Mary – Business Education Forum, 1992
A survey of 1,000 business professionals received 527 replies concerning the importance of good keyboarding skills. Respondents recommended that keyboarding instruction begin in elementary school and that schools of business should consider establishing keyboarding training sessions within companies. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Wiggs, Linda Henson – Business Education Forum, 1993
Students, parents, administrators, and teachers must become convinced that keyboarding is an important skill and should remain a major component in the business education curriculum. (Author)
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Benefits, Futures (of Society), Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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King, Phyllis A. – Business Education Forum, 1990
Production keyboarding is the process of completing a series of keyboarding and nonkeyboarding activities to produce final copy. It is an essential element in the training of business and office education students. This article provides a model in the form of a production process technique sheet. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Office Occupations Education, Teaching Methods
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Stewart, Jane; Jones, Buford W. – Business Education Forum, 1983
Business education teachers have the background and knowledge to teach keyboarding basics to elementary school students, who need these skills for using microcomputers. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Griffin, Mary Alice; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1996
Responses from 221 of 316 Georgia public secondary business programs indicated the following: 96% offer keyboarding courses, 20% require them for graduation; 93% grade technique in first semester, 46% in second semester; most used timed writings for evaluation, especially net words per minute and time-and-error; most do not allow error correction…
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Trends, Grading, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Schmidt, B. June – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author discusses considerations in selecting microcomputers and printers for keyboarding instruction. (CH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Standards, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Kuuskmae, Suzanne Carole – Business Education Forum, 1989
The author explains how to develop modules that let keyboarding students work at their own pace and receive adequate practice on their weaknesses after they have mastered basic keyboarding skills. (CH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Independent Study, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Learning Modules
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Ober, Scot – Business Education Forum, 1986
This article provides information about teaching keyboarding as a one-week course. Before discussing the results of the one-week course, however, the differences between keyboarding and typewriting are addressed, as well as the appropriate content of a true keyboarding course. (CT)
Descriptors: Computers, Course Content, Higher Education, Job Skills
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Prigge, Lila; Braathen, Sandy – Business Education Forum, 1993
Discusses the differences between teaching keyboarding to elementary students and secondary students. Offers suggestions to business education teachers making the transition to elementary students. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
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VanHuss, Susie H. – Business Education Forum, 1997
Workplace trends such as downsizing and information technology and the paradigm shift resulting from these trends have implications for the keyboarding/office technology curriculum. An integrated approach helps students learn basic computer skills as they master keyboarding and formatting. (JOW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Employment Patterns, Integrated Curriculum, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Evans, Candy Duncan; Henry, Janice Schoen – Business Education Forum, 1989
Physically and academically handicapped special needs students can often gain adequate keyboarding skills with only a few furniture and equipment modifications, performance adjustments, determination of the teacher to meet individual needs, and knowledge that anyone can master keyboarding. Includes strategies for working with various disabilities.…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Individual Needs, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Moyer, Barbara – Business Education Forum, 1991
The integrated skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking can be used to support active learning in keyboarding classes and simultaneously reinforce making decisions, working with people, and composing at the keyboard. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Schmidt, B. June; White, Clarence D. – Business Education Forum, 1989
A study was undertaken to determine the gross words per minute achieved and errors made on timed writings completed by keyboarding students at the middle/junior high school, beginning high school, and advanced high school level with error correction as part of the input process. (JOW)
Descriptors: Grading, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Secondary Education, Standards
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