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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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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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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
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DeFulio, Anthony; Iati, Carina; Needham, Mick; Silverman, Kenneth – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2009
Adults in a therapeutic workplace working on a computerized keyboarding training program earned vouchers for typing correct characters. Typing technique was evaluated on review steps. Participants could pass the review and earn a bonus, or skip the review and proceed with no bonus. Alternatively, participants could continue practicing on the same…
Descriptors: Adults, Job Skills, Skill Development, Office Occupations
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Mountjoy, Kathy; Bailey, Glenn – Career and Technical Education Research, 2011
The majority of studies regarding the preparation of teachers in the area of content knowledge indicate there is a lack of deeper understanding of the subject matter in which teachers are licensed to teach (Wilson, Floden, & Ferrini-Mundy, 2001). The purpose of this Delphi research study was to identify the perceptions of recent business education…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Business Education Teachers, Knowledge Level, Graduate Surveys
Fox, Bette-Lee; Heilbrun, Margaret; Hoffert, Barbara; Katterjohn, Anna; Kuzyk, Raya; Williams, Wilda – Library Journal, 2009
What's hot? That's the question everyone asks during BookExpo America (BEA), held this year at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center May 29-31. This article presents "Library Journal's" ("LJ's") review editors on their personal favorites from the BEA show floor. These include cookbooks, genre-crossers, small presses,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Research, Recreational Reading, Books
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Gascoigne, Carolyn – CALICO Journal, 2006
Computers, computer programs, and other novel and vivid technological applications to language learning can unintentionally redirect attentional resources and therefore increase the salience of unplanned as well as targeted features. Incidental activities such as keyboarding (Henry, 1992), manipulation of a mouse (Meunier, 1996), and other…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Keyboarding (Data Entry), French, College Students
Heldman, Bill – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2010
With few exceptions, students interact with technology in one way or another every day. And yet, in most U.S. schools, the term "computer science" (CS) refers only to generic skills classes, such as keyboarding and computer applications. Even most Web programming classes usually teach students only how to use conventional graphical user…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, Models
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Farnsworth, Charles, Jr. – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2007
To determine the attitudes of teachers of students who are visually impaired or blind about the use of contracted or uncontracted Braille for emergent readers, the author posted a questionnaire on three electronic listservs from October through December 2002 and received responses from 40 teachers in India, Canada, the West Indies, and the United…
Descriptors: Braille, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Teacher Attitudes
LaBarre, James E.; Zahn, Donald K. – 1983
A summary of keyboarding as an increasingly essential teaching area in today's computer-oriented society is presented. Following a section defining keyboarding (the use of a typewriter-like board to enter information into technological equipment), the document discusses the need for this skill, when instruction should begin, what skill level…
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Computer Literacy
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Railsback, Barbara; Hite, Nancy Groneman – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the value of business education at the secondary school level as perceived by three groups of people who have great impact on course offerings, student advisement, and teacher hiring decisions. Specifically, high school counselors, high school principals, and local board of education presidents in a…
Descriptors: Business Education, High Schools, Secondary Education, Value Judgment
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1991
This manual is intended for use in teaching keyboarding at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level. It presents techniques for teaching basic keyboarding skills. The manual is divided into six sections. The first section defines keyboarding, describes who should learn to keyboard, discusses who should teach keyboarding skills, and…
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Roy, Ken – Science Scope, 2005
Unless the teacher is working at an ergonomically designed workstation, using a computer can result in eyestrain, neck aches, backaches, and headaches. Unfortunately, most teachers do their keyboarding at desks, on lab tables, and in other spaces that were not designed with computer use in mind. Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations,…
Descriptors: Workstations, Work Environment, Science Teachers, Human Factors Engineering
Roby, Marita S. – 1997
This document contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course designed to give high school students a basic understanding of the following: parts of a computer; keyboard functions; Windows 95; keypads; techniques for proofreading and formatting various documents; basic word processing features; capitalization…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business English, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy
Kercher, Lydia; McClurg, Patricia – 1985
This paper explores the issue of how, when, and where to teach keyboarding at the elementary school level through a review of the keyboarding literature and descriptions of three studies conducted with fifth grade students in the laboratory school at the University of Wyoming. The literature review briefly summarizes findings on the following…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Creative Writing, Grade 5
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