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Nellermoe, Donald A. – Business Education Forum, 1989
Describes a teacher's experience with a quadriplegic in a keyboarding class. Points out that teachers should inquire about a student's physical handicap before making assumptions about it and should ask a student how they might help. Suggests not giving an extensive amount of assistance unless requested. (JOW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Neurological Impairments
Kisner, Evelyn – Computing Teacher, 1984
Describes keyboarding, i.e., entering information on electronic equipment through use of a typewriter-like keyboard, and briefly discusses when it should be taught, who should teach it, and what level of keyboarding efficiency is needed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Elementary Education, Input Output Devices, Microcomputers
Reagan, Steven Dallas – 2000
A computer teacher in a middle school in East Tennessee observed that his students were entering the middle school program with computer familiarity but without the touch keyboarding skills necessary to operate the computer efficiently. It was also observed that even with instruction and practice using drill and practice keyboarding software, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools
Russin, Irene – 1995
This is a study of two sixth-grade classes at Bayshore Middle School (Middletown, New Jersey) who were enrolled in a 7-week keyboarding class. The first class met from October 31 through December 23, 1994; the second class met from January 3 through March 1, 1995. The instruction of the first group was teacher directed, and the students typed from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
Regional School District No. 10, Burlington, CT. – 1984
This project report describes the development of a seventh-grade curriculum to promote microcomputer keyboarding skills, i.e., learning correct alpha-numeric reaches, developing proficiency in making appropriate reaches, using correct fingering without looking at the keyboard, and attaining a degree of speed and accuracy. Although the curriculum…
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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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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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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Nichols, Lois – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
Third and fourth grade students (N=84) were randomly assigned by class to either covered or uncovered keyboards. All students received 30 minutes of keyboarding instruction for four weeks. Analysis revealed significant differences in speed but not in accuracy between the two main treatment groups.
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Grade 3, Grade 4, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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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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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)
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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
Wiseman, Gay – 2000
This master's research project gathered information to be used in the production of curriculum resources to support the teaching of touch-keyboarding in upper elementary classrooms. The project was undertaken on the premise that portable keyboards permit and necessitate a shift in instructional routines to foster student mastery of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Technology
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Highland, Patrick J. – Business Education Forum, 1997
Voice recognition technology is rapidly being improved. It will not replace keyboarding, but it will change the way keyboarding is taught. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Sormunen, Carolee – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1993
A learning style inventory and keyboarding pre/posttest administered to 48 fourth graders showed persistence to be the only learning style factor related to achievement. Pretest score was related to final achievement, indicating that natural kinesthetic ability may affect keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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