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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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Nichols, Lois Mayer – Computers in the Schools, 1995
Describes a study of elementary school students grades three though six that compared two methods of keyboarding instruction, one that used a tutorial computer program and one that involved the teacher and lesson plans. Results indicate the more teacher-intensive method was more efficient and effective than the computer program. (LRW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Doughton, Shirley – 1997
This document, which is intended for business education teachers at the postsecondary level, contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course. The course is designed to help students develop a keyboarding speed of 30-40 words per minute and learn to use word processing software to create, store, print, and…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Correspondence, Business Education, Business English
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Sormunen, Carolee – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1986
This study compared two software programs for teaching keyboarding to students in grades four, five, and six and compared speed achievement when students were grouped by sex. One program was an educational game. The other used traditional psychological motor skill development theory as applied to typewriting instruction. Results are reported and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Educational Games, Elementary Education
This document contains the following full and short papers on humanities and learning technology from ICCE/ICCAI 2000 (International Conference on Computers in Education/International Conference on Computer-Assisted Instruction): (1) "A Web-Based EFL Writing Environment: Integrating Information for Learners, Teachers, and Researchers"…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wunsch, Daniel R.; Gades, Robert E. – Business Education Forum, 1986
Two articles are presented. The first reviews and suggests procedures for determining appropriate sample sizes and for determining the response representativeness in survey research. The second presents a study designed to determine the effects of computer use on keyboarding technique and skill. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computers, Research Methodology, Research Projects
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Ober, Scot – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1992
This review of 47 publications describes the development of standard and Dvorak keyboards, finding that, although most studies found Dvorak more efficient, many methodological weaknesses appear. Considers that current interest in Dvorak stems from concerns about productivity, workplace safety, and the need for keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Efficiency, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Literature Reviews
O'Leary, Mick – Database, 1990
Compares three methods of data entry available to database producers--keyboarding, optical scanners, and electronic input--in terms of turnaround time, accuracy, and cost. It is concluded that, although the trend is toward electronic submission, all three methods will remain as viable options in the foreseeable future. (CLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Database Producers, Electronic Publishing
Oehring, Sandee – Instructor, 1993
Presents ideas to help teachers make one-computer classrooms work. Suggestions include making sure the teacher masters the computer, managing computer time, using keyboarding strategies (such as photocopied keyboards for practice), and using time-saving techniques (e.g., previewing programs, pooling resources, and treating computers with care).…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Yeaman, Andrew R. J. – TechTrends, 1992
Discussion of computerism (i.e., blind faith in the inherent good of computers) focuses on seven myths about computer anxiety, including the relationship between computer use and math skills; fear of breaking computers; the need for keyboarding skills; and gender differences. An annotated bibliography of 21 sources of further information is…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Jankowski, Leo – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1998
Discusses using word processing programs with beginning writers, including story illustration and keyboarding. An approach to student writing with computers is outlined, highlighting planning, goals definition, and teacher and student aims. Sample student assignments and a sample writing task card are provided. (PEN)
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
Gerlach, Gail J. – 1987
This investigation of the effect of typing skill on using a word processor for composition hypothesized that students who had learned keyboarding skills would: (1) write longer essays when using a word processor; (2) revise their essays more when using a word processor; (3) feel more positive about typing when using a word processor than students…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 4, Hypothesis Testing
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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Colley, Ann; And Others – Computers in Human Behavior, 1996
This study examined 117 undergraduates' perceptions of ability at computer programming and word processing. In particular, it rated the importance of prior experience factors, keyboarding skills, and personal attributes such as enjoyment of problem solving. Those were discovered, in general, to be more important than formal training or aptitude in…
Descriptors: Aptitude, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Computer Attitudes
Fite, Kathy – Ed-Tech Review, 1993
This report, abstracted from a larger research study on children's emerging literacy, focuses on the use and influence of computers in the education of children seven years old and younger. Highlights include placement and introduction of computers in the classroom; benefits of working in groups; keyboarding; and research on program effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Learning
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