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Frankeberger, Lynda – Business Education Forum, 1990
Factors to consider in making a decision whether to convert traditional typewriting classrooms to microcomputer classrooms include effects on oral instruction, ethical issues in file transfer, and use of keyboarding software and timed writing software. (JOW)
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Teaching Methods, Typewriting
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Smith, C. LeMoyne – Educational Leadership, 1988
Contends that business education, including keyboarding, accounting, word processing, and business fundamentals, will have a crucial role in preparing productive citizens in the emerging service-related economy. (TE)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, Business Skills, Data Processing Occupations
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
D'Abrosca, Louis A.; Sink, Clay V. – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Business educators can use microcomputers to incorporate the basics of computer literacy into their courses. These competencies include data and word processing, text editing, keyboarding, file organization, and basic mathematics. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Literacy, High Schools, Microcomputers
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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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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
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Remp, Ann M. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1984
The problem of this study was to determine whether introductory machine transcription materials that incorporate listening principles and techniques would facilitate the fusion of keyboarding, language application, and proofreading skills. (JOW)
Descriptors: Dictation, Listening Skills, Postsecondary Education
Dembo, Shirley – BEA Journal of Metropolitan New York, 1991
Describes an intergenerational studies program that focuses on increasing enrollment in business education courses by college-bound students, noncollege-bound students, and parents while imparting keyboarding, computer, and general business skills. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, High Schools, Intergenerational Programs, Parent Participation
Dickey-Olson, Patsy A. – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Recommends that business educators (1) make administrators aware of the importance of a keyboarding course, (2) sequence a microcomputer course directly after the typing course, and (3) teach the microcomputer course themselves. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Curriculum Development, Microcomputers
Spring, Marietta – Journal of Business Education, 1981
Discusses the importance of teaching word processing skills in office procedures courses. Elements of such a program include word processing equipment, machine dictation and transcription, keyboarding applications, copy processing, records management, and word processing simulation. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Job Skills, Office Machines, Office Occupations Education
Warwood, Byrdeen; And Others – 1985
Before students can use microcomputers effectively, they need keyboarding skills. A project was conducted in Montana to teach keyboarding to fourth-grade children using computer-assisted instruction. Two fourth-grade classes at Hawthorne Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana, participated in an 8-week, 32-session elementary keyboarding pilot…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education
Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. – 1984
This word processing task simulation was developed for use in an office applications laboratory at the postsecondary level. Its purpose is to give students an opportunity to become familiar with the tasks and duties that may be performed by word processing personnel. Following a section of general information about the simulated company, the…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Dictation, Job Skills, Learning Activities
Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. – 1984
This word processing task simulation was developed for use in an office occupations laboratory at the postsecondary level. Its purpose is to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with the tasks and duties that may be performed by word processing personnel. This "employer" manual is designed to aid teachers in implementing the word…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Dictation, Job Skills, Learning Activities
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Holgerson, Ronald – College Quarterly, 2005
Since inception of the Ontario college system in 1967, the quality of a diploma or certificate in comparison to a university degree has been perceived as an inferior rather than alternative academic credential. As public institutions, community colleges are mandated to respond to regional labour force needs, and to provide graduates who will…
Descriptors: Careers, College Curriculum, School Choice, College Graduates
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
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