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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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Danzig, Arnold; Aljarrah, Abdul – NASSP Bulletin, 1999
A survey of all students enrolled in computer courses at a Colorado high school during fall 1997 revealed positive perceptions of the courses' value. Students enrolled in desktop publishing and word processing courses were more satisfied with these courses than were those enrolled in literacy lab, vocational education, and keyboarding classes.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Computer Literacy, Computers, Courses
McClendon, Sondra L. – Computing Teacher, 1989
Describes the use of keyboarding instruction, without the use of computers, to improve the spelling skills of first grade students. Improvement in various ability groups is discussed, changes in student attitudes are described, and recommendations are given for teachers using the "Keyboard Success" text. (LRW)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Elementary Education, Grade 1, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Reid, Ethna R. – 1987
The major developmental goal of the Keyboarding, Reading, Spelling (KRS) program was to teach reading and language skills to elementary school students by integrating computer assisted instruction with an instructional method which: is superior to existing programs; takes maximum advantage of the computer's potential; and teaches keyboarding and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education
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Nieman, Patricia – Business Education Forum, 1996
Discusses the importance of teaching keyboarding skills at an early age. Suggests that these skills be taught in the language arts curriculum by a business education teacher and should be an integral part of all the curriculum at all levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Language Arts
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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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Koorland, Mark A.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Discusses keyboarding strategies for elementary school students with learning disabilities using microcomputers. Describes a study that evaluated the efficacy of instruction in systematic scanning against a baseline of no instruction and students' current hunt-and-peck strategy. Repeated measures of typing rates showed no advantages of the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1986
Addresses issues concerning (computer) keyboarding instruction in an attempt to determine if the teaching of such skills to kindergarten and primary grade students should be considered a "must" in the early childhood curriculum or if such practices might have some drawbacks. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Kindergarten Children
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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
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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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