This research project represents the second follow-up to Dr. Harriet Rogers’ 1993 and 1996 surveys of 428 school districts in Wisconsin. The purpose of these surveys was to determine the status of elementary keyboarding in the State of Wisconsin and to make comparisons in the data from 1993 and 1996. The hypothesis for these surveys was that there would be no significant difference in the number of school districts introducing keyboarding at the elementary level in 1996 compared to 1993. In “A Longitudinal Study of Elementary Keyboarding Computer Skills,” Dr. Rogers details her findings. She found a significant difference in the number of school districts that introduced the “touch” method of keyboarding at the elementary level in 1996 as compared to 1993. Therefore, the hypothesis was rejected.
November 21, 2006