Learning to keyboard: does the use of keyboard covers make a difference?

Lois Nichols, University of Maryland, USA

Third and fourth grade students (N=84) were randomly assigned by class to either covered or uncovered keyboards. All students received 30 minutes of keyboarding instruction for four weeks. Analysis revealed significant differences in speed but not in accuracy between the two main treatment groups. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Annual , 2004. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

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