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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
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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Barta, Roberta J. – Business Education Forum, 1989
This study concluded that (1) teacher-directed instruction is more effective; (2) self-directed learning may be appropriate only if students are committed; (3) age is not related to keyboarding achievement; (4) teacher-directed and self-directed instruction result in usable keyboarding skills, and (5) self-directed students will probably need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Independent Study, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teacher Guidance
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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
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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Koenke, Karl – English Education, 1987
Discusses the problems of teaching very young students to keyboard well enough to use a computer effectively in composition. Suggests that there is sufficient software to teach keyboarding as young as the fourth grade, and that teachers who have typing skills can teach keyboarding to their students. (JC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education
Okolo, Cynthia M.; And Others – Learning Disabilities Research, 1990
Eighteen learning-disabled high school students who were provided with seven hours of instruction in keyboarding skills made significant gains in keyboarding speed. There were no differential effects between drill-and-practice and game formats on skill acquisition and attitudes, but the game format had a detrimental effect on continuing…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Drills (Practice), High Schools, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
McCampbell, Bill – Principal Leadership, 2001
Blended e-learning approaches combine the power of the Internet with existing class events or assignments. Inexpensive tools include electronic mail, keyboarding instruction, online research, streamed video or audio clips, message boards, chat rooms, scanned class reading assignments, and online assessments. IT buzzwords are decoded. (MLH)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education
Gemmell, Susan – 2003
This study examined the impact of keyboarding instruction on the acquisition of word processing skills. Over a 6-week period, 6 third grade students were studied as they used the "Type to Learn" keyboarding program. Each student spent an average of 45 minutes on the computer each week. Data collection consisted of observations, questionnaires, and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Grade 3
LaBarre, James E.; Zahn, Donald K. – 1983
A summary of keyboarding as an increasingly essential teaching area in today's computer-oriented society is presented. Following a section defining keyboarding (the use of a typewriter-like board to enter information into technological equipment), the document discusses the need for this skill, when instruction should begin, what skill level…
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Computer Literacy
Roby, Marita S. – 1997
This document contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course designed to give high school students a basic understanding of the following: parts of a computer; keyboard functions; Windows 95; keypads; techniques for proofreading and formatting various documents; basic word processing features; capitalization…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business English, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy
Schmidt, B. June – 1983
Keyboarding differs from typewriting in the basic purpose it serves. Keyboarding is the act of entering alphanumeric data on a keyboard of information processing equipment for the purpose of obtaining or communicating information. The target populations for keyboarding are those whose typewriting skill will be primary to their vocations, those…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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