Keyboarding Instruction for Special Needs Elementary Students

Show simple item record Mote, Yvonne en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Georgia en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 2002-2004 en_US 2009-09-23T18:37:27Z en_US 2009-09-30T15:58:11Z en_US 2011-03-02T17:29:12Z 2009-09-23T18:37:27Z en_US 2009-09-30T15:58:11Z en_US 2011-03-02T17:29:12Z 2004-05 en_US
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dc.description.abstract This research project examined the effects and outcomes of facilitated keyboarding instruction for fifth grade special needs students. The purpose of this research was to study the effect of direct keyboarding instruction on keyboarding proficiency, keyboarding techniques, and writing level proficiency of fifth grade students identified as having special needs, as well as to describe the instructional experiences of the participating students and teachers. A review of the literature indicated that teaching students to keyboard does offer the struggling writer an alternative to the traditional paper and pencil method of writing. The literature supplied convincing evidence of the need to teach keyboarding skills during the elementary years. Eight fifth grade special needs students participated in this study over a four-week time span for 30 minutes per day. Student performance was assessed for words per minute, accuracy and writing stage. This study included student observation and teacher and student interviews. The results of the study were communicated to the learning community through a meeting with teachers and the administrator of the school where the intervention took place. This action research project included offering special needs students or other students with writing difficulties opportunities to learn alternative ways to increase their writing abilities, mainly through the use of the computer. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Valdosta State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law. en_US
dc.subject Facilitated keyboarding instruction en_US
dc.subject Special needs en_US
dc.subject Keyboarding proficiency en_US
dc.subject Writing level proficiency en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching--Aids and devices en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction en_US
dc.title Keyboarding Instruction for Special Needs Elementary Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instructional Technology en_US
dc.description.advisor Zahner, Jane en_US
dc.description.committee Brovey, Andrew J. en_US
dc.description.committee Mozzetta, Danielle en_US Ed.S. en_US
dc.description.major Instructional Technology en_US

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