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Stevenson, Nancy C.; Just, Carol – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Legible written communication is essential for students to share knowledge (Rogers and Case-Smith 2002). If students lack proficiency in written communication, their composition skills will suffer, which can affect their self-esteem and grades. Whether or not this proficiency is in handwriting or keyboarding is a question worthy of discussion. In…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Psychomotor Skills
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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
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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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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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Augustin, Harriet – Business Education Forum, 1988
This article provides guidelines for teachers who have limited computer experience and find themselves faced with establishing a computer typewriting/keyboarding course. (JOW)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, 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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Hemby, K. Virginia – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1997
A group of 431 business communication students included 199 nontraditional students and 362 who had prior keyboarding instruction. Keyboarding skill and computer anxiety were correlated. There were no differences in keyboarding skills of traditional and nontraditional students. Those with no previous instruction had less computer anxiety. (SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Anxiety, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Lewis, Darrell R.; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1991
Examines the postschool attainment effects of offering courses in typing and keyboarding as part of general education, using national survey data from the High School and Beyond data set. Regarding employability and earnings, society's investment in keyboarding instruction is money well spent. Taking high school keyboarding courses significantly…
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, General Education
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Barta, Roberta J. – Business Education Forum, 1989
This study concluded that (1) teacher-directed instruction is more effective; (2) self-directed learning may be appropriate only if students are committed; (3) age is not related to keyboarding achievement; (4) teacher-directed and self-directed instruction result in usable keyboarding skills, and (5) self-directed students will probably need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Independent Study, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teacher Guidance
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Blaszczynski, Carol; Joyce, Marguerite Shane – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1996
Responses from 157 of 193 business teachers who teach keyboarding indicated that 78.7% were aware of cumulative trauma disorder and 22% had experienced it. Only 13% of classrooms were equipped with wrist rests. About 53% teach techniques to reduce incidence, but 20% did not know whether they taught preventive measures. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Higher Education, Injuries
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Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Four-week summer academy programs served homeless children and adults in two contiguous innovative learning programs. The programs may be the first of their kind in the homeless literature in which both adults and children were exposed to career, academic, and leadership opportunities in the supportive learning environment of a university campus,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Summer Programs, Racquet Sports, Leadership Training
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Davis, Diane C. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1992
A survey of 429 secretarial/clerical trainers received 191 responses emphasizing that postsecondary office systems curricula should focus on communication and human relations skills, technology-related applications, telephone techniques, transcription, and keyboarding accuracy. (SK)
Descriptors: Clerical Occupations, Higher Education, Job Skills, Office Occupations Education
MBEA Today, 1990
This document contains five issues of the Michigan Business Education Association (MBEA) Today newsletter. In addition to news items and conference announcements, each issue contains several articles that cover concerns in business education. Issue 1 includes "A Program for Changing Times" (Hunter, Sullivan); "State Update"…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Articulation (Education), Business Education, Change Strategies
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Anderson, Terry D.; Joerg, Werner B. – Canadian Journal of Educational Communication, 1996
A study conducted in two undergraduate classes found that the World Wide Web was perceived by students and instructors as a valuable classroom tool but that significant barriers to its adoption existed, including access restrictions, inadequate training, difficulty logging on, poor keyboarding skills, difficulty reading screens, getting lost in…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adoption (Ideas), Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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