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Barkaoui, Khaled – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
This study aimed to describe the writing activities that test takers engage in when responding to the writing tasks in the "TOEFL iBT"[superscript R] test and to examine the effects of task type and test-taker English language proficiency (ELP) and keyboarding skills on the frequency and distribution of these activities. Each of 22 test…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction
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Alves, Rui A.; Limpo, Teresa; Fidalgo, Raquel; Carvalhais, Lénia; Pereira, Luísa Álvares; Castro, São Luís – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Writing development seems heavily dependent upon the automatization of transcription. This study aimed to further investigate the link between transcription and writing by examining the effects of promoting handwriting and spelling skills on a comprehensive set of writing measures (viz., bursts and pauses, levels of written language, and writing…
Descriptors: Transcripts (Written Records), Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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Connelly, Vincent; Gee, Deborah; Walsh, Elinor – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: It is well established that handwriting fluency constrains writing quality by limiting resources for higher order processes such as planning and reviewing. According to the "simple view of writing" then slow keyboarding speed should hinder the quality of keyboarded essay compositions in the same way that slow handwriting…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Word Processing, Scripts, Childrens Writing
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Nelson, Lorna M.; Reynolds, Thomas W., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
This study examined the composing processes of five postsecondary students who used or were learning to use speech recognition software (SR) for college-level writing. The study analyzed their composing processes through observation, interviews, and analysis of written products over a series of composing sessions. This investigation was prompted…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Software, Assistive Technology
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Painter, Diane D. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2016
The four-week university-sponsored summer Computer-based Writing (CBW) Program directed by the head of a special education initial teacher licensure program gave teaching interns opportunities to work with young struggling writers in a supervised clinical setting to address keyboarding skills, writing conventions and knowledge and application of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Writing Difficulties, Writing Instruction
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
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Stauffer, Mary – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
This article describes an unconventional method to teach un-contracted braille reading and writing skills to students who are blind and have additional disabilities. It includes a keyboarding curriculum that focuses on the whole language approach to literacy. A special feature is the keyboard that is adapted with braille symbols. Un-contracted…
Descriptors: Braille, Whole Language Approach, Functional Literacy, Writing Skills
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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
Hunter, William J.; And Others – Writing Notebook, 1989
Summarizes research findings on keyboarding instruction. Makes suggestions for teachers and administrative decision-makers regarding age for starting instruction, performance criteria, student attitudes, and other issues related to keyboarding instruction. (MM)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Pohl, Virginia; Groome, Dana – Computing Teacher, 1994
Describes the use of "Happy Hands" instructional materials and techniques for grades K-3 develop keyboarding knowledge and skills for computer-assisted instruction. Color coding techniques are explained; the use of dictation is discussed; keyboarding games and software are described; and the development of writing skills through…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software, Dictation
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
Dunn, Michael W.; Finley, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2010
Composing text is an essential skill for students. Assignments, tests, and emailing are a few examples of the many tasks which require students to generate thoughts and put them into prose. For many students, choosing a topic, creating an outline, generating an initial draft, and making edits to produce a final copy is a fluid process which poses…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Visual Arts, Spelling, Sentence Structure
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Majsterek, David J. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1990
The article addresses use of microcomputer-based word processing for students with writing disabilities. The research is briefly reviewed, and four guidelines for choosing word processing software are offered, as are principles for teaching keyboarding. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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