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Lin, Chi-Hui; Schmidt, Kathy J. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discussion of computer input devices focuses on the keyboard, mouse, and touchscreen. Related research is reviewed concerning user preference and performance; advantages and disadvantages of each device are described; guidelines for selection are discussed; and suggestions for future research are offered. (19 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Guidelines, Input Output Devices, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Murphy, David; Kember, David – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses the role of computer keyboard operators in typesetting complex mathematical expressions used in instructional materials, examines the role of software in producing good quality output, and describes Expressionist, software for Macintosh hardware that can be used with desktop publishing and word processing software to enter mathematical…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Data Processing Occupations, Desktop Publishing, Instructional Materials
Knirk, Frederick G. – Educational Technology, 1992
Discusses features in the physical environment that need to be considered for integrated learning systems (ILSs). Highlights include ergonomics; lighting, including contrast and colors; space, furniture, and equipment, including keyboard, monitor, software, and printer; ambient noise and acoustics; temperature, humidity, and air quality control;…
Descriptors: Classroom Furniture, Climate Control, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction