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Kupsh, Joyce; Rhodes-Hanna, Rhonda – Business Education Forum, 1983
Traditional business courses, such as typing, shorthand, and accounting, must be expanded to include communication, computational, and keyboarding competencies. These competencies can be integrated into existing courses. (JOW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business Education, Communication Skills, Competence
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Hines, Theodore C. – Special Libraries, 1976
Suggests means for keeping costs low for organization of input, input keyboarding, and checking input accuracy in computer-based information systems. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Costs, Information Processing, Information Systems
Erthal, Margaret J. – Journal of Business Education, 1985
Describes results of a questionnaire concerning such questions as where is the first keyboarding/typing class taught, length of this class, what equipment is utilized, and what students in kindergarten through eighth grade are doing with microcomputers. The author then makes suggestions for improving the curriculum for keyboarding in elementary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, High Schools, Junior High Schools
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Rigby, Sue – Business Education Forum, 1983
Computer keyboards are being used by everyone from elementary students to business executives in industry. All need basic touch keyboarding skills to make efficient use of these computers. The challenge is for business educators to initiate these keyboarding courses at all levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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King, Phyllis A. – Business Education Forum, 1990
Production keyboarding is the process of completing a series of keyboarding and nonkeyboarding activities to produce final copy. It is an essential element in the training of business and office education students. This article provides a model in the form of a production process technique sheet. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Office Occupations Education, Teaching Methods
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Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Baker, Clora Mae – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1994
Of 1,243 secondary students randomly assigned to treatments, the experimental group received keyboarding instruction plus basic English instruction 3 times per week for 8 weeks. They showed statistically significant achievement in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization when theory and practice were integrated. Keyboarding speed and…
Descriptors: English Instruction, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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VanHuss, Susie H. – Business Education Forum, 1997
Workplace trends such as downsizing and information technology and the paradigm shift resulting from these trends have implications for the keyboarding/office technology curriculum. An integrated approach helps students learn basic computer skills as they master keyboarding and formatting. (JOW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Employment Patterns, Integrated Curriculum, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Evans, Candy Duncan; Henry, Janice Schoen – Business Education Forum, 1989
Physically and academically handicapped special needs students can often gain adequate keyboarding skills with only a few furniture and equipment modifications, performance adjustments, determination of the teacher to meet individual needs, and knowledge that anyone can master keyboarding. Includes strategies for working with various disabilities.…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Individual Needs, 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
Wetzel, Keith – Computing Teacher, 1985
Discusses need for development of keyboarding skills at the elementary school level; issues to be addressed when developing keyboarding curricula (criterion for competence, how much is necessary, time needed, who should teach and how); and program considerations (hardware, curriculum, principles of instruction, instructional periods, classroom or…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Baker, Clora Mae – Business Education Forum, 1996
Results of a study of 1,025 high school students enrolled in an introductory keyboarding class suggest that teachers must be creative in identifying individualized skill-building/reinforcement activities. Business education teachers should emphasize basic English skills in the keyboarding classroom. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, English Instruction, High Schools
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Waner, Karen; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1992
Discusses the pros and cons of teaching touch keyboarding in elementary schools. Indicates that business teachers favor it to prevent development of inefficient keyboarding habits, and elementary teachers argue that it conflicts with whole-language theory and developmental appropriateness. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Petersen, Ruth P. – Business Education Forum, 1991
One group of college students who had no previous keyboarding instruction and one group who had were tested after three months of microcomputer use. Previous instruction was found to increase speed; no significant difference in mean error scores appeared. Proficiency appeared to be enhanced by previous keyboarding instruction. (SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Prigge, Lila – Journal of Education for Business, 1988
This study identified how elementary teachers use microcomputers in the classroom and how they perceive their role and needs in teaching keyboarding. A majority believe students should be taught the touch method; about half favor team teaching of keyboarding by business and elementary teachers. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Condon, Gregg; And Others – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1989
Responses from 51 percent of a national sample of 1,000 public school administrators found that a majority believe: keyboarding is a basic skill; third-grade students are not too young; elementary teachers can teach it without certification but with inservice training; and (4) it is easier to prepare elementary teachers than business education…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers
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