Mogey, Nora, Cowan, John, Paterson, Jessie and Purcell, Mike (2012) Students’ choices between typing and handwriting in examinations. Active Learning in Higher Education, 13 (2). pp. 117-128. ISSN 1469-7874
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Keyboarding is a ubiquitous skill for most UK students and most coursework essays must be word-processed. However few examinations, other than for students with disabilities, permit the use of a word-processor. It is not known how students would respond given a free choice between handwriting and word-processing in an essay examination. This study reports the findings when students were encouraged to choose between these methods of composition for an examination. Few opted to word process; the students’ reactions immediately after the examination were obtained. The demands of essay examinations as compared with assignments are identified and discussed and implications for future enquiries are considered.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Essay; examination; word processing; handwriting; computer; preparation; choice; time limit;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||The Business School > School of Management|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||600 Technology > 600 Technology > 607 Education, research & related topics|
|Library of Congress Subjects:||L Education > LA History of education|
|Depositing User:||Prof John Cowan|
|Date Deposited:||07 Sep 2012 13:30|
|Last Modified:||20 Nov 2012 14:41|
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