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Hearn, James C.; And Others – Journal of Education for Business, 1993
Survey data from 6,476 postsecondary students and 2,525 nonstudents were examined for postschool effects of student participation in typing and keyboarding coursework on employment, earnings, further education attainment, and related equity and cost-effectiveness issues. Results indicate significant positive effects on almost all aspects examined.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Income
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1986
Addresses issues concerning (computer) keyboarding instruction in an attempt to determine if the teaching of such skills to kindergarten and primary grade students should be considered a "must" in the early childhood curriculum or if such practices might have some drawbacks. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Kindergarten Children
Morrow, Jean – 1990
This 64-item bibliography focuses on the effect of keyboarding on middle school students' composition writing, using word processing. The bibliography (which surveys selections dating from 1956 through 1989) includes those studies describing the feasibility of teaching touch typing keyboarding skills to middle school students, the value of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Holistic Evaluation, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. – 1995
This document contains computer skills curriculum plans for the public schools of North Carolina; these lesson plans are designed specifically for grades K-4 and focus on keyboarding. The lesson plans for each grade include a list of materials needed, lesson time, teacher preparation activities, outline of activities, and instructional measure.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Definitions
Walters, Lilly – 2000
This paper discusses how students with disabilities can learn to keyboard using one hand. It lists keyboarding choices for those with a hand disability, including learning the one-hand method on the standard keyboard, changing the keyboard over to a One Hand Dvoark, buying a one hand keyboard, and using an alternative to typing, such as voice…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Design Requirements
Ball, Stanley – 1985
In all likelihood, computer use in early childhood will continue to increase. However, there is reason for concern about how computers will be placed into classrooms, what activities will be chosen for children, what interactions will take place, and whether these interactions will consider appropriate readiness and development levels. Computers…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Software, Criteria, Elementary School Students
Cowles, Milly; And Others – 1983
The primary purpose of this study was to demonstrate whether children ages 5 through 8 could learn keyboarding skills. A secondary purpose was to examine the relationship between typing skill development and motor proficiency. A sample of 24 children was randomly selected from a group attending a summer school enrichment program. The…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attention Control, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Connelly, Vincent; Gee, Deborah; Walsh, Elinor – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: It is well established that handwriting fluency constrains writing quality by limiting resources for higher order processes such as planning and reviewing. According to the "simple view of writing" then slow keyboarding speed should hinder the quality of keyboarded essay compositions in the same way that slow handwriting…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Word Processing, Scripts, Childrens Writing
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Joyner, Randy L.; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1993
Error analysis of 260 timed writings by secondary and postsecondary beginning and advanced students found that, regardless of the level of instruction or the type of equipment (electronic typewriter or microcomputer), an inordinate number of errors were associated with home key rows. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Error Patterns, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Lewis, Darrell R. – Business Education Forum, 1994
A 1980 survey of 9,000 high school sophomores with 3 follow-ups over 6 years revealed that high school typing courses led to greater employability and earnings for non-college-bound students and was of equal benefit to students of lower socioeconomic levels. One course sufficed for white males; white females benefited more from more than one…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, General Education, High Schools, Income
Yrle, Augusta C. – 1988
The concept of individualized instruction has been discussed for more than 60 years. Some individualized instruction techniques that have been implemented over the years with varying degrees of success are ability grouping, nongraded schools, special classes for exceptional children, tracking (academic versus vocational), remedial classes, and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Goal Orientation, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction
Burford, Anna M. – Journal of Business Education, 1980
Defines the components of the office of the future: data processing, micrographics, optical character recognition, telecommunications, and word processing. Also discusses teacher responsibility, student preparation, future challenges, and teacher awareness. (CT)
Descriptors: Character Recognition, Data Processing, Futures (of Society), Office Machines
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Yacht, Carol – Business Education Forum, 1983
Discusses the importance of proofreading skills for the word processor operator. Includes exercises. (JOW)
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Typewriting, Word Processing
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Mogey, Nora; Cowan, John; Paterson, Jessie; Purcell, Mike – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Keyboarding (typing) is a ubiquitous skill for most UK students, and most coursework essays must be word processed. However, few examinations, other than for students with disabilities, permit the use of a word processor. It is not known how students would respond given a free choice between handwriting and word processing in an essay examination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Essay Tests, College Students, Preferences
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Painter, Diane D. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2016
The four-week university-sponsored summer Computer-based Writing (CBW) Program directed by the head of a special education initial teacher licensure program gave teaching interns opportunities to work with young struggling writers in a supervised clinical setting to address keyboarding skills, writing conventions and knowledge and application of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Writing Difficulties, Writing Instruction
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