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Nelson, Lorna M.; Reynolds, Thomas W., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
This study examined the composing processes of five postsecondary students who used or were learning to use speech recognition software (SR) for college-level writing. The study analyzed their composing processes through observation, interviews, and analysis of written products over a series of composing sessions. This investigation was prompted…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Software, Assistive Technology
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth; McFadden, Gary; Etheridge, Jill; Pounder, Rebecca – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine a synergistic application of three different technologies to improve the keyboarding accuracy of an individual with significant motor disorders. Three keyboarding technologies were layered to measure the power of each technology independently and collectively. The results show a significant increase in…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Females, College Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Mogey, Nora; Cowan, John; Paterson, Jessie; Purcell, Mike – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Keyboarding (typing) is a ubiquitous skill for most UK students, and most coursework essays must be word processed. However, few examinations, other than for students with disabilities, permit the use of a word processor. It is not known how students would respond given a free choice between handwriting and word processing in an essay examination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Essay Tests, College Students, Preferences
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Painter, Diane D. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2016
The four-week university-sponsored summer Computer-based Writing (CBW) Program directed by the head of a special education initial teacher licensure program gave teaching interns opportunities to work with young struggling writers in a supervised clinical setting to address keyboarding skills, writing conventions and knowledge and application of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Writing Difficulties, Writing Instruction
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
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Mativo, John M.; Hill, Roger B.; Godfrey, Paul W. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2013
The focus of this study was to examine four characteristics for successful and unsuccessful students enrolled in basic mathematics courses at a technical college. The characteristics, considered to be in part effects of human factors in engineering and design, examined the preferred learning styles, computer information systems competency,…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Technical Institutes, Human Factors Engineering
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Stauffer, Mary – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
This article describes an unconventional method to teach un-contracted braille reading and writing skills to students who are blind and have additional disabilities. It includes a keyboarding curriculum that focuses on the whole language approach to literacy. A special feature is the keyboard that is adapted with braille symbols. Un-contracted…
Descriptors: Braille, Whole Language Approach, Functional Literacy, Writing Skills
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Ampratwum, Joseph; Offei, Yaw Nyadu; Ntoaduro, Afua – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The study aimed at exploring barriers to the use of computer assistive technology among students with visual impairment at Akropong School for the Blind. A case study design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique used to select 35 participants for the study. The researchers gathered qualitative data using an in-depth interview guide to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Assistive Technology, Special Schools
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Argyropoulos, Vassilios; Thymakis, Paraskevas – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2014
Children with visual and motor disabilities constitute a distinct group with a unique set of educational needs. Such children are often grouped with the broader population of children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) (Erin, 2000; McLinden, 1997). The chief characteristic of…
Descriptors: Multiple Disabilities, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Children
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Bailey, Glenn A.; Erthal, Margaret J. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the status and trends of instruction in both keyboarding and speech recognition among public schools in a Midwestern state. A survey was sent to 490 members of the state business education association who returned 213 (62.5%) usable responses. The subjects represented schools from kindergarten to college.…
Descriptors: Business Education, Word Recognition, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Surveys
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McEneaney, John E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
Digital literacies are typically distinguished from traditional literacy either in terms of content (media vs. print) or practice (page turning vs. keyboarding and clicking). This article presents a case for an approach that emphasizes the "who" of reading by contrasting traditional and digital literacies in terms of who counts as a reader.…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Literacy, Internet, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Young-Jin – Gifted Child Today, 2011
Despite the educational benefits, computer programming has not been adopted in the current K-12 education as much as it could have been. One of the reasons for the low adoption of computer programming in K-12 education is the time it takes for (especially young) students to learn computer programming using a text-based programming language, which…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Programming Languages, Computers, Programming
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
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Whithaus, Carl; Harrison, Scott B.; Midyette, Jeb – Assessing Writing, 2008
This article examines the influence of keyboarding versus handwriting in a high-stakes writing assessment. Conclusions are based on data collected from a pilot project to move Old Dominion University's Exit Exam of Writing Proficiency from a handwritten format into a dual-option format (i.e., the students may choose to handwrite or keyboard the…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Handwriting, Pilot Projects, Writing Tests
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
Educators and experts say students still need to learn penmanship, even in a digital age. Handwriting still has a place in the digital age, its proponents say, and they hoped that what they billed as a "summit" on the subject at a conference would spotlight their case for the enduring value of handwriting in the learning process. The Washington…
Descriptors: Expertise, Handwriting, State Standards, Teaching Methods
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