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Kercher, Lydia; McClurg, Patricia – 1985
This paper explores the issue of how, when, and where to teach keyboarding at the elementary school level through a review of the keyboarding literature and descriptions of three studies conducted with fifth grade students in the laboratory school at the University of Wyoming. The literature review briefly summarizes findings on the following…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Creative Writing, Grade 5
Sormunen, Carolee – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Considers the change in attitude about teaching keyboarding in the elementary school and outlines objectives for an inservice workshop to train elementary school teachers to teach keyboarding for computer literacy. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers
Kahn, Jessica; And Others – Computing Teacher, 1990
Presents five articles that consider computer keyboarding instruction at the elementary school level. Highlights include keyboard familiarization techniques that do not require a computer; integrating keyboarding skills into the rest of the curriculum; and Type-Right, an inexpensive laptop computer dedicated to teaching keyboarding. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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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
Balajthy, Ernest – Computing Teacher, 1988
Discusses benefits of keyboarding instruction for elementary school students, emphasizing the integration of keyboarding with language arts instruction. Traditional typing and computer-assisted instruction are discussed, six software packages for adapting keyboarding instruction to the classroom are reviewed, and suggestions for software selection…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Education, Instructional Design
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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
Schulz, Barbara R. – 1985
Eight students enrolled in keyboarding at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri in Spring 1985 participated in a comparison of computer-assisted keyboarding instruction and instructor-assisted keyboarding instruction. Half were given instructor checkpoints at specified intervals; half did not have this regular, planned interaction with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research
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
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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)
Cantalupi, John D. – 1991
A study described the instructional practices and perceptions of K-8 keyboarding instructors in Pennsylvania public schools regarding keyboarding practices. Surveys were sent to 501 school districts, with responses from 416 (83 percent). The surveys contained 19 questions that provided descriptive information about instructional practices and 17…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education
Reagan, Steven Dallas – 2000
A computer teacher in a middle school in East Tennessee observed that his students were entering the middle school program with computer familiarity but without the touch keyboarding skills necessary to operate the computer efficiently. It was also observed that even with instruction and practice using drill and practice keyboarding software, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools
Erthal, Margaret J. – Journal of Business Education, 1985
Describes results of a questionnaire concerning such questions as where is the first keyboarding/typing class taught, length of this class, what equipment is utilized, and what students in kindergarten through eighth grade are doing with microcomputers. The author then makes suggestions for improving the curriculum for keyboarding in elementary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, High Schools, Junior High Schools
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
National Business Education Association, Reston, VA. – 1992
Developed through a cooperative effort of many teachers and researchers, this guide is intended to supplement existing elementary and middle school materials on keyboarding. The guide contains sections that are designed for stand-alone use. Topics cover a wide range of strategies, including teaching special needs students. The U.S. Postal Service…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
Wetzel, Keith – Computing Teacher, 1985
Discusses need for development of keyboarding skills at the elementary school level; issues to be addressed when developing keyboarding curricula (criterion for competence, how much is necessary, time needed, who should teach and how); and program considerations (hardware, curriculum, principles of instruction, instructional periods, classroom or…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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