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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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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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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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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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Sharp, Walter M. – Business Education Forum, 1998
Use of digraphs (pairs of letters representing single speech sounds) in keyboarding is facilitated by computer technology allowing analysis of speed between keystrokes. New software programs provide a way to develop keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Software, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
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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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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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Waner, Karen; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1992
Discusses the pros and cons of teaching touch keyboarding in elementary schools. Indicates that business teachers favor it to prevent development of inefficient keyboarding habits, and elementary teachers argue that it conflicts with whole-language theory and developmental appropriateness. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Baker, Clora Mae – Business Education Forum, 1996
Results of a study of 1,025 high school students enrolled in an introductory keyboarding class suggest that teachers must be creative in identifying individualized skill-building/reinforcement activities. Business education teachers should emphasize basic English skills in the keyboarding classroom. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, English Instruction, High Schools
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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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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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Highland, Patrick J. – Business Education Forum, 1997
Voice recognition technology is rapidly being improved. It will not replace keyboarding, but it will change the way keyboarding is taught. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Petersen, Ruth P. – Business Education Forum, 1991
One group of college students who had no previous keyboarding instruction and one group who had were tested after three months of microcomputer use. Previous instruction was found to increase speed; no significant difference in mean error scores appeared. Proficiency appeared to be enhanced by previous keyboarding instruction. (SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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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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Humann, Lyman L. – Business Education Forum, 1980
The present and future office worker will always be confronted by the awesome task of keyboarding numbers. The introduction of the metric system and the use of the uni- and duodigit approach to keyboarding digits into number, which is described, may be combined to help make this an easier task. (CT)
Descriptors: Metric System, Office Machines, Office Occupations Education, Typewriting
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