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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Most Asked Questions for New Year’s Resolution Pack




As always, we have been receiving a lot of questions with regards to Typesy VIP. Here you will find the most frequently asked questions, including the latest update for the New Year’s Resolution Special release.

If you still can’t find your questions or your required answer here, do not hesitate to contact us via chat or email.

NOTE: We are reopening our 30-day trial offer of Typesy VIP for 7 days only (or the first 300 signups, whichever comes first).  Don’t miss any updates and register using the link below to receive early notifications: https://www.typesy.com/vip/

1. What is Typesy VIP?

Typesy VIP is an all-around product that provides both typing lessons, IT/Computer-related courses, and personal development courses that will definitely get you and your children on top of the technology game in the digital 21st century.

2. Do we need to pay in order to access Typesy VIP? If so, how much?

Yes, there will be a price. For us to put this together, we have had to gather some of the top experts in the world. However, our goal at this stage is not to make money, and we are only aiming to recoup the fees that we have paid to instructors. For this reason, we can offer Typesy VIP at a massive discount compared to what you would pay for similar courses elsewhere. This is very exciting, stay tuned for more details.

3. How many lessons or curriculum are included in Typesy VIP?

Currently, there are 12 typing-related curricula and 44 online courses related to IT/Computer skills and personal development skills. The IT/Computer courses focus on Office, Operating Systems, and Google applications. The personal development skills include Boost Your Career with Soft SkillsBecome a YouTube InfluencerSupercharging your Productivity, Brain Training, and Web Skills.

4. What are the kinds of lessons that Typesy VIP will provide? I hope there is an overview where we can check the topics included.

We have released blog posts introducing each online course. Feel free to check here:

Office Courses

– Allan Murray’s Ultimate Excel Course

Microsoft Word and Excel Chart and Graphics Courses

– Danny Ballan’s PowerPoint presentation Masterclass

Operating Systems Courses

– Professor K’s Microsoft Windows 10 – Hands On Training

– Fran Solo’s Mastering Your Mac: 10x Your Productivity

Google Workspace Courses

Google Drive Courses: G Suite for Everyone! by Amanda Orozco, and Mastering Google Drive by Chen

Gmail and Google Slides

Complete Google Classroom Course: Teaching Google Classroom by TJ Walker and Team

YouTube Courses

Learn The Basics of YouTube and Be A Star in 2021

Web Skill Courses

– Basic Web Skills for Typesy VIP December Launch

Productivity Courses

– Supercharge Your Productivity This Christmas With Typesy VIP

New Year’s Resolution Special Pack

Introducing the Typesy VIP “New Year’s Resolution” package

5. Do I need to be a Typesy user to buy this?

No, but you must be an eReflect customer or a subscriber to access this offer. So, if you have purchased any eReflect program or subscription, then you are eligible. eReflect programs include 7 Speed Reading, Vocab1, 7Spell, Spreeder CX, and Typesy.

6. Is this available to the general public?

This offer is exclusively available to Typesy and eReflect customers. We appreciate your cooperation, and please refrain from forwarding emails or access to others.

7. Do we have something to look forward to with Typesy VIP?

The team will be adding more courses each month. Our team of educators and authors are working on more typing lessons, IT/Computer courses, and personal development skills courses that will be added in Typesy VIP. You will be paying the same rate but with more courses as time progresses!

8. What will happen if I register with the limited offer for the Typesy VIP page? Will I get the courses for free or will I be charged sooner?

You will not be charged until you specifically ask to purchase the program after launch. The price will be a massive discount on the normal price of the courses. Due to strict agreements with the authors, the offer will only be available for 7-days. We highly recommend getting on the early notification list to ensure you are toward the front of the line. 

9. How long does it take to complete one course?

With over 353.5 hours of content, 4,000+ typing lessons, and over $4,373.56 worth of training courses, Typesy VIP offers a huge amount of premium content. You can do all the training online in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere with an internet connection. It’s easy to complete the training at your own convenience. Completing the course will depend on a person’s learning adaptability and usage of the program, so we can’t determine the exact length to complete one course.

10. Can you give some background about the instructors or facilitators of these courses?

Your Typesy VIP experts are among the most respected and experienced online instructors in the world. We will be announcing detailed bios of them closer to the launch.

11. Why is there so much interest in learning Operating Systems lately?

We have found that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, there is a huge demand for computer skills learning from employers, employees, students, and others. Our customers are smart people, and they realize that lockdown is the perfect opportunity to increase skills that will boost their careers, knowledge, incomes, and skills – as we emerge from Covid-19.

NOTE: We are reopening our 30-day trial offer of Typesy VIP for 7 days only (or the first 300 signups, whichever comes first).  Don’t miss any updates and register using the link below to receive early notifications: https://www.typesy.com/vip/


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Introducing the Typesy VIP “New Year’s Resolution” package




2020 has been a challenging year. Based on your feedback, the Typesy VIP “New Year’s Resolution” package is designed to help you achieve your goals in 2021.

Here’s what we are adding to Typesy VIP in January:

* 8 Premium Courses 

* 108.5 Hours of Learning

* 2,488 Lessons 

* Total original price: $1,060

NOTE: If you’re already a Typesy VIP member, then this content will be added to your account at no extra charge. If you’re not yet a member, we are opening Typesy VIP for a short time soon. To get access it’s essential that you join the early notification list.
Click here to join the early notification priority list now.


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