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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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Nichols, Lois M. – Computers in the Schools, 2002
Discussion of effective teaching methods for keyboarding skills in elementary schools focuses on a study that investigated the use of sensor-key caps. Results provided no evidence that the use of sensor-key caps improved keyboarding speed or accuracy over standard keys without the key caps. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
May, Wade Tracy – 1997
This document is intended for middle school teachers delivering an introductory keyboarding course that is designed to enable students to type at a speed of 25-30 words per minute at the end of the 9-week course. The document begins with a brief discussion of the need for keyboarding skills in view of the increasing importance of computers.…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Intermediate Grades
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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)
Warwood, Byrdeen; And Others – 1985
Before students can use microcomputers effectively, they need keyboarding skills. A project was conducted in Montana to teach keyboarding to fourth-grade children using computer-assisted instruction. Two fourth-grade classes at Hawthorne Elementary School, Bozeman, Montana, participated in an 8-week, 32-session elementary keyboarding pilot…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education
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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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
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Wiggs, Linda Henson – Business Education Forum, 1993
Students, parents, administrators, and teachers must become convinced that keyboarding is an important skill and should remain a major component in the business education curriculum. (Author)
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Benefits, Futures (of Society), Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1987
Discusses the need for and the problems with teaching keyboarding to elementary school students, and the types of software necessary for meaningful instruction. (JC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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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
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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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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Stewart, Jane; Jones, Buford W. – Business Education Forum, 1983
Business education teachers have the background and knowledge to teach keyboarding basics to elementary school students, who need these skills for using microcomputers. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Ownby, Arnola C.; Perreault, Heidi – Business Education Forum, 1983
Although keyboarding is not complex, it is a skill that every graduate needs. Minimum skill levels and alternatives for teaching and learning it must be considered and studied. (JOW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Minimum Competencies, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods
Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. – 1984
This word processing task simulation was developed for use in an office applications laboratory at the postsecondary level. Its purpose is to give students an opportunity to become familiar with the tasks and duties that may be performed by word processing personnel. Following a section of general information about the simulated company, the…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Dictation, Job Skills, Learning Activities
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