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The relationship between keyboarding skills and self-regulated learning

Elsie Lubbe
Jan Monteith
Elsa Mentz


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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