Is touch typing the ‘correct’ way necessary?




Between hunt-and-peck and touch typing, this video will teach you why the latter is more advisable to use and practice. Please watch the video to know more about why touch typing is the standard method of keyboarding.


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Do you teach typing to your homeschool students?




Parents want the best for their children, especially in their educational development. To be enlightened on the endless benefits of teaching touch typing to your children, please watch the video below.


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Why Physical Keyboards are Needed to Learn Touch Typing




The pace at which typing evolves has always coincided with the evolution of technology itself– subtle, yet significant. Considering the speed of innovations in the past half-century, dozens of typing methods and platforms have emerged, from the physical keyboards of old-school Macintoshes to the built-in virtual ones on smartphones. It is only natural, then, for debates on which type of keyboard is better for effective typing to have slowly developed.

Numerous arguments have been made that favor the former or the more traditional method of the two. A research study published in the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) found that when participants were made to type on three physical keyboards of varying weights, thickness, and key travels, there was a clear advantage in both performance and satisfaction when they typed on mechanical-key keyboards (Chaparro et al., 2014). With thinner keyboards, the participants experienced slower typing speeds (by approximately 10 words-per-minute) and typing errors such as incorrect key substitutions, omissions, and inadvertent insertions; they also reported that the flatter keyboards were more mentally demanding, more frustrating, and required more effort to use. 

Physical keyboards seem to trump touch screen keyboards too. Speaking to the Washington Post, ergonomics consultant Ira Janowitz remarked that touch screen users have the tendency to push harder on the keyboard than necessary, resulting in gradual physical problems over time. Associate professor of industrial and systems engineering Bradley Chase added that smartphone usage in this manner could lead to neck, shoulder, and grip issues. The negative effects found in the JUS study also carry over to touch screen typing. This kind of keyboard makes touch typing difficult due to its sensitivity–a traditional typist would be unable to differentiate between the virtual keys without accidentally activating them.

“Old is gold” then when it comes to touch typing, as the evidence suggests. Physical keyboards are still vogue when it comes to typing properly, and steps have been taken by various software companies to merge new tech with old ones. So, if you’re hesitant to let go of your smartphone when touch typing, devices like Bluetooth keypads and software like Typesy make it possible for you to still stay connected to your physical keyboard. 


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How important is touch-typing to a programmer?




This video is primarily for people working on programming. It will explain the significance of touch typing in one’s professional life.


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What’s the best way to learn how to touch type solo?




While some of you are still curious why it is necessary to learn touch typing though you can reach 50 WPM with your eyes closed using hunt-and-peck, let us remind you that bad habits are more difficult to change the longer you get used to it. Touch typing is not just about proper hand movement, but also about posture. The earlier you start practicing it, the better.


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Which one should I focus first when learning touch typing, accuracy or speed?




If you are curious about which you should master first between speed or accuracy, watch the video below. The content will give you lots of ideas to keep you on the right track in your touch typing journey.


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What is the history of touch typing?




We keep talking about touch typing and how to master it, but we forgot another interesting topic – history. Watch and explore how it all started and used over the years.


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Why are the keys on a QWERTY keyboard laid out as they are?




Do you wonder why keyboards are not arranged alphabetically or in an easier way? This video will surprise you with the reason why inventors came up with QWERTY.


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What’s the best way to teach touch typing to students?




If you are confused about the most effective method to teach touch typing to your students, check out the video below for the most promising answer. Typesy goal has always been to make your touch typing journey a lot easier.


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Is learning how to touch type important in blended learning?




Blended learning is a kind of technique that uses both online and personal modes of teaching. Will touch typing be more effective with this approach? Watch the video to know more.


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