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Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n4 p921-924 Win 2011

Keyboarding skill is an important target for adult education programs due to the ubiquity of computers in modern work environments. A previous study showed that novice typists learned key locations quickly but that fluency took a relatively long time to develop. In the present study, novice typists achieved fluent performance in nearly half the time when words rather than jumbled characters were used as stimuli. This suggests that using real words in the keyboarding program can enhance the efficiency of training. (Contains 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Stimuli, Adult Education, Program Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Word Recognition, Word Processing, Reading Fluency, Office Occupations, Training

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Author: DeFulio, Anthony; Crone-Todd, Darlene E.; Long, Lauren V.; Nuzzo, Paul A.; Silverman, Kenneth

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2193&id=EJ964444







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