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Griffin, Mary Alice; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1996
Responses from 221 of 316 Georgia public secondary business programs indicated the following: 96% offer keyboarding courses, 20% require them for graduation; 93% grade technique in first semester, 46% in second semester; most used timed writings for evaluation, especially net words per minute and time-and-error; most do not allow error correction…
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Trends, Grading, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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)
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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
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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
Ramondetta, June – Learning, 1987
Three programs to help students learn proper keyboarding techniques are reviewed. (MT)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
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Schmidt, B. June; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1988
Consists of five articles on the preparation of business education teachers. Topics include (1) a model computer institute for teachers, (2) keyboarding instruction, (3) keyboarding for prospective managers, (4) formatting procedures, and (5) attendance at professional meetings. (CH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Business Correspondence, Business Education Teachers, Computer Literacy
Matthews, Doris B. – 1986
Research has shown that relaxation exercises produce physical changes in students. After relaxation exercises, students appear calmer, have reduced levels of anxiety, and are more responsive to instruction. In order to determine if relaxation exercises would improve the rate at which students learn keyboarding, a study was conducted in a South…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Computers, High Schools
Hodges, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this dissertation study was to determine if a relationship existed between problem-based learning (PBL) content acquisition and academic achievement on teacher-made tests in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at the middle school level. The study sample consisted of 20 seventh-grade students enrolled in a CTE keyboarding…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Problem Based Learning, Pretests Posttests, Test Theory
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Schmidt, B. June – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author discusses considerations in selecting microcomputers and printers for keyboarding instruction. (CH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Standards, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Reid, Ethna R. – 1987
The major developmental goal of the Keyboarding, Reading, Spelling (KRS) program was to teach reading and language skills to elementary school students by integrating computer assisted instruction with an instructional method which: is superior to existing programs; takes maximum advantage of the computer's potential; and teaches keyboarding and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for an advanced half-credit course in a series of two that deal with keyboarding skills for high schools and elementary grades in Manitoba. The course is designed to improve a student's ability to manipulate a keyboard by reinforcing confidence and improving the functional skill level. The guide includes the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy, Course Content, Educational Resources
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Prigge, Lila; Braathen, Sandy – Business Education Forum, 1993
Discusses the differences between teaching keyboarding to elementary students and secondary students. Offers suggestions to business education teachers making the transition to elementary students. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. – 1984
This word processing task simulation was developed for use in an office occupations laboratory at the postsecondary level. Its purpose is to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with the tasks and duties that may be performed by word processing personnel. This "employer" manual is designed to aid teachers in implementing the word…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Dictation, Job Skills, Learning Activities
Wallace, Jane Bruner – 2000
Two third grade classes in a private school in North Carolina were given keyboarding instruction using Sunburst's "Type To Learn." So that the effects of color-coding could be examined, one class was given standard keyboards to use (control group), while the other was given keyboards that were color-coded according to proper finger placement…
Descriptors: Color, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Grade 3
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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