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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
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
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
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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Trief, Ellen; Feeney, Raquel – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2003
In this study, the authors identify the components of a precollege curriculum needed by learners who are blind and visually impaired, and investigate the importance of acquiring various competencies in predicting whether students with visual impairments and blindness successfully complete a four-year college degree. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Secondary School Curriculum, Blindness, Visual Impairments
Hamel, Barbara L. – Teaching Music, 2000
Contends that the amount of piano study required of music education majors to pass the piano proficiency examination is insufficient. States that keyboarding across the curriculum will enable music education majors to become proficient in playing the piano. Offers suggestions for including the keyboard within other courses. (CMK)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
McKenzie, Cheryl – Forum, 2000
Describes a Web-building class aimed at motivating English-as-a-Foreign-Language students to improve their English writing and editing skills while building a homepage. All students had a basic or better knowledge of keyboarding and Internet search techniques, two had advanced computer skills, but none had ever created a homepage. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Editing, English (Second Language), Learning Motivation
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Brogan, Patricia – Educational Leadership, 2000
Today's children enter classrooms with skills and expectations that challenge adults. Kids with superior keyboarding skills may resist penmanship lessons. Learning is a two-way process. Computer-literate kids should be encouraged to share skills with other students and teachers. Teachers should pass on acquired skills to students. (MLH)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Handwriting
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