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Rader, Martha H.; Bailey, Glenn A.; Kurth, Linda A. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2008
This study examined the validity of various measures of speed and accuracy for assessing proficiency in speech recognition. The study specifically compared two different word-count indices for speed and accuracy (the 5-stroke word and the 1.4-syllable standard word) on a timing administered to 114 speech recognition students measured at 1-, 2-,…
Descriptors: Speech, Recognition (Psychology), Syllables, Intervals
Jackson, Truman H.; Berg, Diane – Computing Teacher, 1986
Presents guidelines to appropriate keyboarding instruction in elementary schools. Topics addressed include whether keyboarding should be taught, where keyboarding fits within the curriculum, instruction time, instructional materials, equipment, furniture, teacher qualifications, teaching methods, student performance evaluation, and grading.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Courseware, Definitions
Moen, Nancy B. – 1985
This textbook is designed for a course in keyboarding for elementary students. It contains day-by-day lessons for the Phase I (the keyboard, basic function keys, technique and confidence) section of the course, which lasts for six weeks. Technique, drills, reviews, and practice activities are included. The keyboard is illustrated with line…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Course Content, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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)
National Business Education Association, Reston, VA. – 1992
Developed through a cooperative effort of many teachers and researchers, this guide is intended to supplement existing elementary and middle school materials on keyboarding. The guide contains sections that are designed for stand-alone use. Topics cover a wide range of strategies, including teaching special needs students. The U.S. Postal Service…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
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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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
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)
Buchanan, Colleen Quinn – Writing Notebook: Visions for Learning, 1993
Argues that an alphabetic approach to keyboarding with a high quality talking text is the best way to provide effective training in computer keyboarding skills for elementary school students. (SR)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computers, Elementary Education
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. – 1988
This curriculum guide was developed to help teach keyboarding skills for computer use at all educational levels, especially in Nebraska. Following a position paper that explores the rationale for teaching keyboarding, the curriculum guide is organized in eight units that cover the following topics: equipment; technique; keyboarding; formatting;…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Cantalupi, John D. – 1991
A study described the instructional practices and perceptions of K-8 keyboarding instructors in Pennsylvania public schools regarding keyboarding practices. Surveys were sent to 501 school districts, with responses from 416 (83 percent). The surveys contained 19 questions that provided descriptive information about instructional practices and 17…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary 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
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
Peterson, Valery; And Others – 1985
Beginning with a rationale for implementing a primary grade keyboarding course, this paper describes the implementation of such a course at the Bernardsville (New Jersey) Elementary School. The methods and procedures discussed include the essential concepts to consider when teaching keyboarding and the materials necessary to implement the program.…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Primary Education
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development. – 1986
In response to the New York State Board of Regents Action Plan relating to computer keyboarding skills, this guide is designed to help elementary school staff understand aspects of keyboarding and develop this important basic skill in their students. The three-part presentation begins with a discussion of the benefits of using computers in English…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Improvement
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