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Ashburner, Jill; Ziviani, Jenny; Pennington, Ana – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2012
This study explored the utility of using keyboarding as an alternative to handwriting for students with ASD who experience handwriting difficulties. Participants included 22 students with ASD (M age = 10.83 plus or minus 1.4 years) who had been using portable word processors in mainstream classrooms for at least 6 months to circumvent handwriting…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Autism, Questionnaires, Statistical Significance
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Mogey, Nora; Cowan, John; Paterson, Jessie; Purcell, Mike – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Keyboarding (typing) is a ubiquitous skill for most UK students, and most coursework essays must be word processed. However, few examinations, other than for students with disabilities, permit the use of a word processor. It is not known how students would respond given a free choice between handwriting and word processing in an essay examination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Essay Tests, College Students, Preferences
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Ampratwum, Joseph; Offei, Yaw Nyadu; Ntoaduro, Afua – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The study aimed at exploring barriers to the use of computer assistive technology among students with visual impairment at Akropong School for the Blind. A case study design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique used to select 35 participants for the study. The researchers gathered qualitative data using an in-depth interview guide to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Assistive Technology, Special Schools
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McEneaney, John E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
Digital literacies are typically distinguished from traditional literacy either in terms of content (media vs. print) or practice (page turning vs. keyboarding and clicking). This article presents a case for an approach that emphasizes the "who" of reading by contrasting traditional and digital literacies in terms of who counts as a reader.…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Literacy, Internet, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Young-Jin – Gifted Child Today, 2011
Despite the educational benefits, computer programming has not been adopted in the current K-12 education as much as it could have been. One of the reasons for the low adoption of computer programming in K-12 education is the time it takes for (especially young) students to learn computer programming using a text-based programming language, which…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Programming Languages, Computers, Programming
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
Educators and experts say students still need to learn penmanship, even in a digital age. Handwriting still has a place in the digital age, its proponents say, and they hoped that what they billed as a "summit" on the subject at a conference would spotlight their case for the enduring value of handwriting in the learning process. The Washington…
Descriptors: Expertise, Handwriting, State Standards, Teaching Methods
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Roy, Ken – Science Scope, 2005
Unless the teacher is working at an ergonomically designed workstation, using a computer can result in eyestrain, neck aches, backaches, and headaches. Unfortunately, most teachers do their keyboarding at desks, on lab tables, and in other spaces that were not designed with computer use in mind. Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations,…
Descriptors: Workstations, Work Environment, Science Teachers, Human Factors Engineering
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Dunn, Michael; Miller, Darcy – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
Students with learning disabilities in writing often experience challenges with many or all of the components of creating text. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2012), 95% of 8th- and 12th-grade students with disabilities failed to score within the proficient range in writing. This multiple-baseline-across-participants…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Mnemonics, Handheld Devices, Learning Disabilities
Myers, Sally; Spindler-Virgin, Richard – Writing Notebook, 1989
Describes computer programs that effectively teach keyboarding skills to elementary school students. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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
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Schmidt, B. June; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1988
Consists of five articles on the preparation of business education teachers. Topics include (1) a model computer institute for teachers, (2) keyboarding instruction, (3) keyboarding for prospective managers, (4) formatting procedures, and (5) attendance at professional meetings. (CH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Business Correspondence, Business Education Teachers, Computer Literacy
Wiseman, Gay – 2000
This master's research project gathered information to be used in the production of curriculum resources to support the teaching of touch-keyboarding in upper elementary classrooms. The project was undertaken on the premise that portable keyboards permit and necessitate a shift in instructional routines to foster student mastery of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Technology
McCampbell, Bill – Principal Leadership, 2001
Blended e-learning approaches combine the power of the Internet with existing class events or assignments. Inexpensive tools include electronic mail, keyboarding instruction, online research, streamed video or audio clips, message boards, chat rooms, scanned class reading assignments, and online assessments. IT buzzwords are decoded. (MLH)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education
Blackwell, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The use of computers and computer-based applications is prevalent in schools, from the classroom to the principal's office. This study of middle school principals in Virginia and West Virginia addressed the following eight questions: (a) What computer technology applications are available to middle school principals? (b) What are the perceived…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology
Gemmell, Susan – 2003
This study examined the impact of keyboarding instruction on the acquisition of word processing skills. Over a 6-week period, 6 third grade students were studied as they used the "Type to Learn" keyboarding program. Each student spent an average of 45 minutes on the computer each week. Data collection consisted of observations, questionnaires, and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Grade 3
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