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ERIC Number: EJ1203138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Touch-Typing for Better Spelling and Narrative-Writing Skills on the Computer
van Weerdenburg, Marjolijn; Tesselhof, Mariëtte; van der Meijden, Henny
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v35 n1 p143-152 Feb 2019
This study investigated the effect of a touch-typing course on the spelling and narrative-writing skills on the computer of elementary school students. Data of 207 students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 were analysed using a pretest-posttest design. Students in the experimental group (n = 154) followed a touch-typing course, and those in the control group (n = 53) did not. The experimental group showed more progress in typing, spelling, and narrative-writing skills on the computer than the control group. It can be concluded that the touch-typing course had a positive effect, not only on typing skills but also on spelling and narrative-writing skills on the computer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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