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Schmidt, B. June; White, Clarence D. – Business Education Forum, 1989
A study was undertaken to determine the gross words per minute achieved and errors made on timed writings completed by keyboarding students at the middle/junior high school, beginning high school, and advanced high school level with error correction as part of the input process. (JOW)
Descriptors: Grading, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Secondary Education, Standards
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McLean, Gary N. – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author provides 30 questions that teachers or instructional materials selectors should consider when choosing keyboarding courseware for classroom use. (CH)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Hall, Carol S. – 1985
Keyboarding was taught to a group of 26 fourth- and fifth-grade students in a self-contained classroom by an elementary classroom teacher using an Apple IIe microcomputer and two software programs: "Gregg Personal Keyboarding" and "Typing Tutor II." Intervention spanned 52 class days, including pre-, mid-, and posttest days,…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Elementary Education
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Rader, Martha H.; Bailey, Glenn A.; Kurth, Linda A. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2008
This study examined the validity of various measures of speed and accuracy for assessing proficiency in speech recognition. The study specifically compared two different word-count indices for speed and accuracy (the 5-stroke word and the 1.4-syllable standard word) on a timing administered to 114 speech recognition students measured at 1-, 2-,…
Descriptors: Speech, Recognition (Psychology), Syllables, Intervals
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Augustin, Harriet – Business Education Forum, 1988
This article provides guidelines for teachers who have limited computer experience and find themselves faced with establishing a computer typewriting/keyboarding course. (JOW)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for a one-credit course for students in high schools in Manitoba. The course is designed to provide students with mastery-level keyboarding skills, to develop a wide range of word processing techniques and to combine their skills and knowledge in producing mailable documents. The focus of the course is on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Educational Resources, Employment Potential
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Olinzock, Anthony A. – Business Education Forum, 1998
Keyboarding is an important skill that teachers often have limited time to teach. Software packages offer ways to analyze learners' skill levels, identify weaknesses, and generate structured individualized learning materials and prompts. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
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Ford, Mary Jane; Poe, Virginia – Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 1992
Compared the ease and efficiency of the Qwerty and Dvorak keyboards by analyzing five popular lists on high frequency words to determine differences in fingering for the keyboards. Found that more high frequency words and more characters are typed on the Dvorak keyboard home row, and therefore children should be taught to use the Dvorak rather…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Efficiency, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Sormunen, Carolee – Business Education Forum, 1991
Indiana fourth graders received keyboarding instruction 30 minutes per day for 4 weeks with 30 minutes of daily practice thereafter. Comparison with their scores in the fifth grade revealed an increase in speed of nine words per minute. Accuracy did not change significantly. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Sormunen, Carolee; And Others – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1990
A national survey of 753 elementary teachers found that only 13 percent (95) teach keyboarding, there is insufficient time for mastery of touch typing, access to equipment is limited, teachers do not have thorough knowledge of theory related to psychomotor skill development, and no formal evaluation is used. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Hearn, James C.; And Others – Journal of Education for Business, 1993
Survey data from 6,476 postsecondary students and 2,525 nonstudents were examined for postschool effects of student participation in typing and keyboarding coursework on employment, earnings, further education attainment, and related equity and cost-effectiveness issues. Results indicate significant positive effects on almost all aspects examined.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Income
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Holder, Birdie H.; Gades, Robert E. – Business Education Forum, 1981
The author presents a new method of teaching typing students how to type numbers. This keyboard presentation places equal emphasis on numbers and letters. This conveys to students the idea that numbers are not a special part of the keyboard. (CT)
Descriptors: Numbers, Office Occupations Education, Teaching Methods, Typewriting
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Roy, Ken – Science Scope, 2005
Unless the teacher is working at an ergonomically designed workstation, using a computer can result in eyestrain, neck aches, backaches, and headaches. Unfortunately, most teachers do their keyboarding at desks, on lab tables, and in other spaces that were not designed with computer use in mind. Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations,…
Descriptors: Workstations, Work Environment, Science Teachers, Human Factors Engineering
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Hoggatt, Jack – Business Education Forum, 1998
A master plan for updating keyboarding programs must ensure that five components work together: learner, teacher, curriculum, resources, and administration. Periodic evaluation ensures that the program is providing the skills needed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum Development, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Master Plans
McLean, Gary N. – 1984
Designed to give the teacher ideas for enlivening and enriching the teaching of business subjects, this publication on teaching keyboarding/typewriting is part of the Rapid Reader series. It begins by differentiating between keyboarding and typewriting and establishing the criteria for making decisions regarding appropriate content and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Course Content, Courseware, Grading
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