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keyboard

a typewriter-style COMPUTER data input device.
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Wrist postures while keyboarding: Effects of a negative slope keyboard system and full motion forearm supports.
Traditionally, typewriting skills--now referred to as keyboarding skills--were taught in high schools by Business Education-licensed teachers who have been trained to teach the psychomotor manipulations of keyboarding.
How much time is needed to teach the "touch" method of keyboarding? The "touch" method (positioning the hands on homerow using each finger to key specific keys according to the slant of the keyboard) is referred to as the most efficient method of inputting.
Erickson (1993) recommended "the ideal age group for keyboarding instruction is the upper elementary school level (ages 10-12)." The National Business Education Association (1992) stated "while research studies support the benefits of introducing keyboarding in the upper elementary level, it is imperative that youngsters be provided keyboarding instruction prior to consistent use of computers, at any grade level.
As states and school districts mandate computer literacy, are they also requiring keyboarding instruction that develops efficient inputting skills?
In order to determine the status of keyboarding instruction, a questionnaire was developed and mailed in 1993 and in 1996 to all 428 school districts in Wisconsin.
In 1993 responses from the smaller school districts indicated that keyboarding was taught primarily by Business Education-licensed teachers (61.7%) rather than by elementary classroom teachers (27.2%).
Effects of full motion forearm supports and a negative slope keyboard support system on hand-wrist posture while keyboarding. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting (pp.