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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
Artwohl, Mary Jane – 1989
A literature search identified 14 studies that were examined concerning keyboarding and computer anxiety. Although research on the relationship between keyboarding skills and computer anxiety is scarce, studies are being conducted to measure the effects of basic keyboarding skills on increased productivity. In addition, research is being performed…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs
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Olinzock, Anthony A. – Business Education Forum, 1998
Keyboarding is an important skill that teachers often have limited time to teach. Software packages offer ways to analyze learners' skill levels, identify weaknesses, and generate structured individualized learning materials and prompts. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
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Hoggatt, Jack – Business Education Forum, 1998
A master plan for updating keyboarding programs must ensure that five components work together: learner, teacher, curriculum, resources, and administration. Periodic evaluation ensures that the program is providing the skills needed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum Development, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Master Plans
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Perkins, W. E. – Business Education Forum, 1992
Discusses four keyboarding hazards that are technique related: carpal tunnel syndrome, eyestrain, fatigue, and radiation exposure. Includes technique suggestions and a plan for limiting the amount of time behind a video display terminal. (JOW)
Descriptors: Fatigue (Biology), Keyboarding (Data Entry), Occupational Safety and Health, Radiation
Davis, Bobbye J.; Little, Mary – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Describes the keyboarding program at Nicholls State University in Louisiana for gifted and talented junior and senior high school students. Gives results of a questionnaire distributed to 93 students concerning favorite activities, scores of timed writings, uses for keyboarding skills, computer accessibility, and student and teacher assessment of…
Descriptors: Computers, Gifted, High School Students, Junior High School Students
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Humann, Lyman L. – Business Education Forum, 1980
The present and future office worker will always be confronted by the awesome task of keyboarding numbers. The introduction of the metric system and the use of the uni- and duodigit approach to keyboarding digits into number, which is described, may be combined to help make this an easier task. (CT)
Descriptors: Metric System, Office Machines, Office Occupations Education, Typewriting
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Goodrich, Elizabeth Anne – Business Education Forum, 1979
The author notes the various present and future uses of keyboarding, the entering of alphanumeric data on a stationary desk-top unit with a typewriter-like keyboard on it. She states that teachers should prepare typewriting students for the transition to keyboarding according to acceptable standards used in offices. (MF)
Descriptors: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Education Teachers, Data Processing
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Nieman, Patricia – Business Education Forum, 1996
Discusses the importance of teaching keyboarding skills at an early age. Suggests that these skills be taught in the language arts curriculum by a business education teacher and should be an integral part of all the curriculum at all levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Language Arts
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1991
This course guide contains 21 competency goals--keyed to competency objectives, student activities, and suggested resources--for secondary keyboarding/typewriting and advanced typewriting/word processing courses. The 21 competency goals cover the following topics: basic equipment, keyboarding techniques, touch techniques, formatting and document…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Skills, Classroom Techniques, Competence
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Sormunen, Carolee – Business Education Forum, 1991
Indiana fourth graders received keyboarding instruction 30 minutes per day for 4 weeks with 30 minutes of daily practice thereafter. Comparison with their scores in the fifth grade revealed an increase in speed of nine words per minute. Accuracy did not change significantly. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Sormunen, Carolee; And Others – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1990
A national survey of 753 elementary teachers found that only 13 percent (95) teach keyboarding, there is insufficient time for mastery of touch typing, access to equipment is limited, teachers do not have thorough knowledge of theory related to psychomotor skill development, and no formal evaluation is used. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Koorland, Mark A.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Discusses keyboarding strategies for elementary school students with learning disabilities using microcomputers. Describes a study that evaluated the efficacy of instruction in systematic scanning against a baseline of no instruction and students' current hunt-and-peck strategy. Repeated measures of typing rates showed no advantages of the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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