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Godsey, Sherry B. – 2000
A teacher in a rural high school in East Tennessee observed that her high school advanced English students would readily agree to writing journal entries as long as they were allowed to use word processing software. In the past, students had bemoaned the daily ritual of journal writing using pencil and paper. The teacher wanted to find out if…
Descriptors: Action Research, Comparative Analysis, English Instruction, High Schools
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Nellermoe, Donald A. – Business Education Forum, 1989
Describes a teacher's experience with a quadriplegic in a keyboarding class. Points out that teachers should inquire about a student's physical handicap before making assumptions about it and should ask a student how they might help. Suggests not giving an extensive amount of assistance unless requested. (JOW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Neurological Impairments
Dundon, F. J.; Holliday, P. M. – Aspects of Educational and Training Technology Series, 1992
To determine if initial keyboard training resulted in more effective use of capital investment, two groups were tested: one received keyboard training using a manual typewriter, the other trained in word processing on a computer. Keyboarding was tested before and after and student attitudes were surveyed. Concluded that keyboard training is cost…
Descriptors: Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Efficiency, Investment
Padan, William; Gilman, David – 1999
A study compared the typing speeds attained by students who learned to type on typewriters with the speeds attained by students who learned on computers in order to determine whether the medium of instruction has any effect on achievement. Data were gathered on the speeds of 585 students from west central Indiana high school business teachers. Of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Office Occupations Education, Outcomes of Education
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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
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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