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Deane, Paul; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Chao, Szu-Fu; Dreier, Kelsey – Grantee Submission, 2018
The purpose of the report is to explore some of the mechanisms involved in the writing process. In particular, we examine students' process data (keystroke log analysis) to uncover how students approach a knowledge-telling task using 2 different task types. In the first task, students were asked to list as many words as possible related to a…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Prior Learning, Task Analysis, High School Students
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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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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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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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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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Connelly, Vincent; Gee, Deborah; Walsh, Elinor – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: It is well established that handwriting fluency constrains writing quality by limiting resources for higher order processes such as planning and reviewing. According to the "simple view of writing" then slow keyboarding speed should hinder the quality of keyboarded essay compositions in the same way that slow handwriting…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Word Processing, Scripts, Childrens Writing
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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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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
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)
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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Lubbe, Elsie; Monteith, Jan; Mentz, Elsa – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Keyboarding as writing apparatus is an essential skill in the technological era and more self-regulated learners perform better in keyboarding than less self-regulated learners. In order to indicate this, students registered at the Faculty of Arts for a compulsory keyboarding and word-processing course completed a questionnaire to identify both…
Descriptors: Correlation, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Metacognition, Word Processing
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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Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Four-week summer academy programs served homeless children and adults in two contiguous innovative learning programs. The programs may be the first of their kind in the homeless literature in which both adults and children were exposed to career, academic, and leadership opportunities in the supportive learning environment of a university campus,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Summer Programs, Racquet Sports, Leadership Training
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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
Dunn, Michael W.; Finley, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2010
Composing text is an essential skill for students. Assignments, tests, and emailing are a few examples of the many tasks which require students to generate thoughts and put them into prose. For many students, choosing a topic, creating an outline, generating an initial draft, and making edits to produce a final copy is a fluid process which poses…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Visual Arts, Spelling, Sentence Structure
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