The relationship between keyboarding skills and self-regulated learning

  • Elsie Lubbe North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, RSA
  • Jan Monteith North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, RSA
  • Elsa Mentz North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, RSA


Keyboarding as writing apparatus is an essential skill in the technological era and more selfregulated learners perform better in keyboarding than less self-regulated learners. In order to indicate this, students registered at the Faculty of Arts for a compulsory keyboarding and word-processing course completed a questionnaire to identify both more and less self-regulated learners. From the literature it is deduced that keyboarding has become a necessary skill for writing in a technological era. The results of the empirical study indicated that self-regulated learners performed better in keyboard skills tests than less self-regulated learners.

South African Journal of Education Vol. 26(2) 2006: 281–293

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