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Arp, Larry W.; Brundick, Edward L. – Office Systems Research Journal, 1996
Reviews the impact of repetitive stress injuries in the workplace, the nature of those injuries, and what teachers can do to help prevent the development of such injuries by teaching proper keyboarding techniques. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Computers, Injuries, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Prevention
Wood, Merle W. – Business Education World, 1977
Business educators are aware of the keyboarding skills needed by data entry employees but are not aware of the skills needed by those who work with printed output; these skills should be covered in data processing programs and courses. (TA)
Descriptors: Business Education, Data Processing, Information Processing, Input Output
Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; And Others – Contributions to Music Education, 1995
Discovered that the introduction of piano keyboarding into elementary school music instruction produced a positive effect regarding children's sentiment towards school. No discernible effect was revealed concerning memory skills. Includes statistical data and description of survey questionnaires. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Enrichment
Matthews, Doris B. – 1986
Research has shown that relaxation exercises produce physical changes in students. After relaxation exercises, students appear calmer, have reduced levels of anxiety, and are more responsive to instruction. In order to determine if relaxation exercises would improve the rate at which students learn keyboarding, a study was conducted in a South…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Computers, High Schools
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Arnold, Vivian; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1997
More than 700 five-minute timed writings were administered to over 350 postsecondary keyboarding students to determine the gross words a minute achieved and errors not corrected. The data were used to establish grading standards for speed and accuracy. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Grading, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Postsecondary Education
Regional School District No. 10, Burlington, CT. – 1984
This project report describes the development of a seventh-grade curriculum to promote microcomputer keyboarding skills, i.e., learning correct alpha-numeric reaches, developing proficiency in making appropriate reaches, using correct fingering without looking at the keyboard, and attaining a degree of speed and accuracy. Although the curriculum…
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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Davison, Leslie J. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1990
One group of secondary keyboarding students was taught on typewriters and switched to microcomputers after six weeks, the other used microcomputers first, then typewriters. Using computers, students showed faster completion times and fewer typographical errors. Transfer from computers to typewriters slowed times and increased errors. Overall,…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, High Schools, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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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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Joyner, Randy L.; And Others – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1993
Analysis of over 750 timed writings of postsecondary keyboarding students found speeds ranging from 39-49 gross words per minute. They left uncorrected one-half to three-quarters of an error per minute. Accuracy and speed standards representing realistic conditions using electronic equipment should now be developed. (SK)
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Error Correction, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Maxam, Susan E.; Stocker, H. Robert – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1993
In 18 beginning computer classes of middle and high school students, 409 pre- and postsemester keyboarding timings were taken. Significant differences in grades were related to developmental phase (those in cognitive or overlap phases had lower grades than those in associative phase--over 25 words per minute). Students showed significant progress…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, High Schools, Junior High Schools
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Nichols, Lois Mayer – Computers in the Schools, 1995
Describes a study of elementary school students grades three though six that compared two methods of keyboarding instruction, one that used a tutorial computer program and one that involved the teacher and lesson plans. Results indicate the more teacher-intensive method was more efficient and effective than the computer program. (LRW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Doughton, Shirley – 1997
This document, which is intended for business education teachers at the postsecondary level, contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course. The course is designed to help students develop a keyboarding speed of 30-40 words per minute and learn to use word processing software to create, store, print, and…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Correspondence, Business Education, Business English
Nolf, Kathleen; Weaver, Dave – 1986
This paper provides generalizations and ideas on what to look for when previewing software products designed for teaching or improving the keyboarding skills of elementary school students, a list of nine products that the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers) staff recommends for preview, and a table of features comparing…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Wallace, Jane Bruner – 2000
Two third grade classes in a private school in North Carolina were given keyboarding instruction using Sunburst's "Type To Learn." So that the effects of color-coding could be examined, one class was given standard keyboards to use (control group), while the other was given keyboards that were color-coded according to proper finger placement…
Descriptors: Color, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Grade 3
Parker, Gay E. – 1992
A practicum was designed to improve students' manual keyboarding composition skill. A program was developed to integrate the other requisite skills of well-written composition, accurate punctuation and grammar, and fastidious proofreading in a structured, progressive plan. The 25 students in the Typing I Business Fundamentals class, a keyboarding…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Business Education, Business English, Grammar
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