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Hunter, William J.; And Others – Writing Notebook, 1989
Summarizes research findings on keyboarding instruction. Makes suggestions for teachers and administrative decision-makers regarding age for starting instruction, performance criteria, student attitudes, and other issues related to keyboarding instruction. (MM)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Sormunen, Carolee – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Considers the change in attitude about teaching keyboarding in the elementary school and outlines objectives for an inservice workshop to train elementary school teachers to teach keyboarding for computer literacy. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers
Kahn, Jessica; And Others – Computing Teacher, 1990
Presents five articles that consider computer keyboarding instruction at the elementary school level. Highlights include keyboard familiarization techniques that do not require a computer; integrating keyboarding skills into the rest of the curriculum; and Type-Right, an inexpensive laptop computer dedicated to teaching keyboarding. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Wentling, Rose Mary – Business Education Forum, 1992
A survey of 1,000 business professionals received 527 replies concerning the importance of good keyboarding skills. Respondents recommended that keyboarding instruction begin in elementary school and that schools of business should consider establishing keyboarding training sessions within companies. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Ober, Scot – Business Education Forum, 1986
This article provides information about teaching keyboarding as a one-week course. Before discussing the results of the one-week course, however, the differences between keyboarding and typewriting are addressed, as well as the appropriate content of a true keyboarding course. (CT)
Descriptors: Computers, Course Content, Higher Education, Job Skills
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Schmidt, B. June; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1988
Consists of five articles on the preparation of business education teachers. Topics include (1) a model computer institute for teachers, (2) keyboarding instruction, (3) keyboarding for prospective managers, (4) formatting procedures, and (5) attendance at professional meetings. (CH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Business Correspondence, Business Education Teachers, Computer Literacy
Balajthy, Ernest – Computing Teacher, 1988
Discusses benefits of keyboarding instruction for elementary school students, emphasizing the integration of keyboarding with language arts instruction. Traditional typing and computer-assisted instruction are discussed, six software packages for adapting keyboarding instruction to the classroom are reviewed, and suggestions for software selection…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Education, Instructional Design
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Hemby, K. Virginia – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1997
A group of 431 business communication students included 199 nontraditional students and 362 who had prior keyboarding instruction. Keyboarding skill and computer anxiety were correlated. There were no differences in keyboarding skills of traditional and nontraditional students. Those with no previous instruction had less computer anxiety. (SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Anxiety, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Lewis, Darrell R.; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1991
Examines the postschool attainment effects of offering courses in typing and keyboarding as part of general education, using national survey data from the High School and Beyond data set. Regarding employability and earnings, society's investment in keyboarding instruction is money well spent. Taking high school keyboarding courses significantly…
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, General Education
Pohl, Virginia; Groome, Dana – Computing Teacher, 1994
Describes the use of "Happy Hands" instructional materials and techniques for grades K-3 develop keyboarding knowledge and skills for computer-assisted instruction. Color coding techniques are explained; the use of dictation is discussed; keyboarding games and software are described; and the development of writing skills through…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software, Dictation
Schwartz, Kimberly A. – Online Submission, 2004
In this article, I focus on a review of the existing research pertaining to the use of word processors in K-6 writing classrooms and the effects of technologies on students' writing ability. As integrated as technology appears to be in today's curriculum, the effects of using word processors for writing enhancement, instruction and practice…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Environment, Writing Ability, Word Processing
Hodges, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this dissertation study was to determine if a relationship existed between problem-based learning (PBL) content acquisition and academic achievement on teacher-made tests in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at the middle school level. The study sample consisted of 20 seventh-grade students enrolled in a CTE keyboarding…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Problem Based Learning, Pretests Posttests, Test Theory
Schulz, Barbara R. – 1985
Eight students enrolled in keyboarding at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri in Spring 1985 participated in a comparison of computer-assisted keyboarding instruction and instructor-assisted keyboarding instruction. Half were given instructor checkpoints at specified intervals; half did not have this regular, planned interaction with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research
Vocational Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, Fairfield. – 1987
This guide is intended to assist persons developing a keyboarding curriculum for use with students in grades 1 through 8. The relevance of teaching keyboarding at the elementary level is discussed. Steps in separate plans for teaching keyboarding in grades K-2, 3-6, and 7-8 are outlined. A checklist for planning a keyboarding program and a list of…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Services. – 1986
This guide is the product of a project to reassess and update the data entry curriculum used in business and office occupations programs throughout the State of Washington. It is intended to assist teachers and administrators responsible for making decisions affecting first-year keyboarding programs, implementing secondary school keyboarding…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Skills, Courseware, Curriculum Development
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