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Rosenberg-Adler, Tali; Weintraub, Naomi – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2020
Word processing is often considered an alternative writing mode or test accommodation for students with specific learning disorders who have handwriting difficulties (HD). Therefore, it is important for researchers and educators to understand the difficulties these students may encounter while using this technology. We examined the frequency of…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Writing Difficulties, Incidence, Student Characteristics
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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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Lubbe, Elsie; Monteith, Jan; Mentz, Elsa – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Keyboarding as writing apparatus is an essential skill in the technological era and more self-regulated learners perform better in keyboarding than less self-regulated learners. In order to indicate this, students registered at the Faculty of Arts for a compulsory keyboarding and word-processing course completed a questionnaire to identify both…
Descriptors: Correlation, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Metacognition, Word Processing
Roby, Marita S. – 1997
This document contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course designed to give high school students a basic understanding of the following: parts of a computer; keyboard functions; Windows 95; keypads; techniques for proofreading and formatting various documents; basic word processing features; capitalization…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business English, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy
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)
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. – 1988
This curriculum guide was developed to help teach keyboarding skills for computer use at all educational levels, especially in Nebraska. Following a position paper that explores the rationale for teaching keyboarding, the curriculum guide is organized in eight units that cover the following topics: equipment; technique; keyboarding; formatting;…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Kidney, John; And Others – 1985
This package contains four components designed to help elementary or business education teachers teach keyboarding to elementary students. The keyboarding program described in these materials consists of three phases: Phase I--learn the keyboard, basic function keys, technique and confidence; Phase II--review the keyboard and technique, language…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Educational Resources
Dundon, F. J.; Holliday, P. M. – Aspects of Educational and Training Technology Series, 1992
To determine if initial keyboard training resulted in more effective use of capital investment, two groups were tested: one received keyboard training using a manual typewriter, the other trained in word processing on a computer. Keyboarding was tested before and after and student attitudes were surveyed. Concluded that keyboard training is cost…
Descriptors: Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Efficiency, Investment
DeFulio, Anthony; Crone-Todd, Darlene E.; Long, Lauren V.; Nuzzo, Paul A.; Silverman, Kenneth – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2011
Keyboarding skill is an important target for adult education programs due to the ubiquity of computers in modern work environments. A previous study showed that novice typists learned key locations quickly but that fluency took a relatively long time to develop. In the present study, novice typists achieved fluent performance in nearly half the…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Adult Education, Program Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Kahn, Jessica; Freyd, Pamela – Language Arts, 1990
Discusses the use of keyboarding skills in elementary classrooms and stresses the importance of establishing writing environments that help children to understand writing as communication. (MG)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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
May, Wade Tracy – 1997
This document is intended for middle school teachers delivering an introductory keyboarding course that is designed to enable students to type at a speed of 25-30 words per minute at the end of the 9-week course. The document begins with a brief discussion of the need for keyboarding skills in view of the increasing importance of computers.…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Intermediate Grades
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education. – 1989
This curriculum guide is one of five developed as part of the Illinois Plan for Business, Marketing, and Management Education for use in 9th and 10th grades. The curriculum guide includes teacher and student activities that can be implemented in many ways. Information on how to integrate the activity objectives of the Illinois Plan into the State…
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Software
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
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
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