Journal/Book/Conference Title Title
The Journal for Computing Teachers
This study evaluated the effectiveness of using the Almena Method keyboarding program to teach keyboarding to 4th grade students. Student characteristics were evaluated to measure their effect upon keyboarding success. Seventeen Midwestern fourth grade students of a mixed sex, ethnic, and racial orientation were involved. Students participated in daily 30-minute keyboarding lessons for four weeks. Students tended to increase their keyboarding speed by 33%. Age affected success inversely. Younger students improved more than older students. Music Experience had a positive effect. Larger-handed students improved the most. Gender and athletic background didn’t have any effect upon keyboarding improvement. The specific student characteristics can make a significant difference in student success.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Teaching
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©2012 Amy Lockhart and Leigh E. Zeitz. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.
Lockhart, Amy and Zeitz, Leigh E., "Keyboarding Camp!: Identifying the Effects of 4th-Grader Characteristics on Keyboarding Proficiency" (2012). Curriculum & Instruction Faculty Publications. 34.