Write at the start, all kids need to keyboard


This blog provides a summary to a general audience on the results of our most recent publication entitled The keys of keyboard-based writing: Student and classroom-level predictors of keyboard-based writing in early primary published in Contemporary Educational Psychology. The blog identifies key predictors of young children's writing production and quality in computer-generated texts.


Writing, keyboarding, writing instruction, primary education.

Period9 Nov 2023

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Media contributions

  • TitleWrite at the start, all kids need to keyboard
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEduResearchMatters
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionThis blog details the findings of our most recent paper, identifying key factors that predict how much and how well Year 2 students in Australia can write using computers.
    Producer/AuthorAustralian Association for Research in Education
    PersonsAnabela Malpique, Deborah Pino Pasternak