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Culig, Kathryn M.; Dickinson, Alyce M.; Lindstrom-Hazel, Debra; Austin, John – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2008
The effects of workstation changes and a performance management (PM) package on seven typing postures were examined for seven office workers. Workstation adjustments were implemented first. Two participants increased five safe postures by 50% or more. The effects of a PM package on postures that did not improve by 50% were then examined using a…
Descriptors: Human Factors Engineering, Workstations, Office Occupations, Work Environment
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Sedaghat, Ahmad; Al Shalabi, Ammar; Eilaghi, Armin; Assad, M. El Haj – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A useful project is identified for the semester-four diploma students in their final workshop of mechanical engineering program in the school of engineering at Australian college of Kuwait (ACK). ACK is putting significant emphasis in project based learning (PBL) and is developing new courses for both diploma and degree programs according to PBL…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Design, Workshops
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Grayson, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
What's the number 1 threat to young students using computers today? According to Dan Odell, Microsoft's in-house ergonomist, when he asked parents this very question, "the things they were most concerned about were online predators and people taking advantage of their kids. Ergonomics was fairly far down the list." Unfortunately, that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Injuries, Workstations, Human Factors Engineering
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Sasson, Joseph R.; Austin, John – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2005
Eleven computer terminal operators participated in an experiment that assessed effects of several interventions aimed at increasing safe ergonomic performance. All participants received ergonomics training and performance feedback while six of them collected observations of safe behavior among the remaining five participants. Effects of…
Descriptors: Research Design, Human Factors Engineering, Safety, Feedback
Ganus, Susannah – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1984
Each new report of the office automation market indicates technology is overrunning the office. The impacts of this technology are described and some ways to manage and physically "soften" the change to a computer-based office environment are suggested. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Automation, Change Strategies, Design Requirements, Furniture
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Sandage, Mary J.; Rahn, Keith A.; Smith, Audrey G. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning method on voice function following a voicing task using ecologically valid offices, one with radiant HVAC and one with forced air. Method: A total of 12 consented participants (6 women, 6 men) narrated a video in each of 4…
Descriptors: Climate Control, Work Environment, Speech, Environmental Influences
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Santos, Otto, Jr.; Wright, Lucille – Business Education Forum, 1977
Diagrams a need perception pyramid relating job satisfaction and performance needs and discusses ergonomics in the office and change in the office function. (HD)
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Job Satisfaction, Office Occupations, Organizational Climate
Milshtein, Amy – College Planning & Management, 1999
Discusses the problem of repetitive stress disorders in the administrative workplace and shares some quick fixes to aid ergonomics. Some thoughts on the ergonomics of office chairs are provided as is the use of professional guidance in furniture purchasing. (GR)
Descriptors: Furniture Design, Human Factors Engineering, Offices (Facilities), Workstations
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Sawyer, Janet; Penman, Joy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study investigated the pattern of teaching of healthy computing skills to high school students in South Australia. A survey approach was used to collect data, specifically to determine the emphasis placed by schools on ergonomics that relate to computer use. Participating schools were recruited through the Department for Education and Child…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Yeaman, Andrew R. J. – TechTrends, 1989
Presents an annotated review of human factors literature that discusses computerized environments. Topics discussed include the application of office automation practices to educational environments; video display terminal (VDT) workstations; health and safety hazards; planning educational facilities; ergonomics in computerized offices; and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Design Requirements, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Planning
Grant, Deborah R. – American School & University, 1999
Examines the factors involved in purchasing school furnishings that will help ensure its long-time use, safety, and ability to resist abuse. Cost and safety factors discussed include resisting trendy colors to reduce cost in furniture matching, managing computer and office wiring for safety, considering ergonomics in the purchasing decision, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Furniture, Color Planning, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
Faulkner, Ann B.; And Others – 1993
This guide is designed to offer interesting, authentic practice in reading college-level technical textbooks and periodical articles. The book contains actual reading assignments and strategies to help students improve comprehension and to develop metacognitive insight into their own reading processes. The guide is presented in three levels, each…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged
Gross, Clifford M.; Chapnik, Elissa Beth – Training and Development Journal, 1987
The authors focus on issues related to the continual use of video display terminals in the office, including safety and health regulations, potential health problems, and the role of training in minimizing work-related health problems. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computers, Data Processing Occupations, Futures (of Society)
Noll, Cheryl L., Ed.; Graves, Pat R., Ed. – 1996
This index, which was compiled from a selected list of 45 periodicals published in 1996, lists more than 2,000 business education articles and research studies. Articles are listed under the following subject categories and subcategories: basic business (accounting, consumer awareness, economics, entrepreneurship/small business, finance…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Basic Business Education, Business, Business Administration
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Alexander, Melody W. – Office Systems Research Journal, 1997
Business students (n=254) were assessed on their knowledge of computers, health and safety, radiation, workstations, and ergonomic techniques. Overall knowledge was low in all categories. In particular, they had not learned computer-use techniques. (SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Literacy, Higher Education, Human Factors Engineering
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