Why Does Australia Lag Behind In Typing Skills?

Why Does Australia Lag Behind In Typing Skills?

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills? Over the past 40 years in Australia we have seen the skill of touch-typing move from being a vocational (secretarial) skill learnt by a few to a key skill for all, in the age […]

Touch-Typing: Rote or Integrated Learning?

Touch-Typing: Rote or Integrated Learning?

Touch-Typing: Rote and Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning? As a pre-service teacher I have always found the arguments around different forms of teaching and learning to be highly frustrating. Authoritative and Egalitarian models of teaching are considered superior to Authoritarian even though we know that in some cases […]

Full Research: Typing Skill Boosts NAPLAN Results

Full Research: Typing Skill Boosts NAPLAN Results

Research Summary available here… New research has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with the leading touch-typing tutor, Typing Tournament Online have a clear advantage going into their NAPLAN Writing Task at Year 5 and above. Data Target Typing Tournament Online Schools were identified where classes […]

NAPLAN Online – typing skills are critical

NAPLAN Online – typing skills are critical

New research has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with the leading touch-typing tutor, Typing Tournament Online have a clear advantage going into their NAPLAN Writing Task at Year 5 and above. The results for the first round of NAPLAN Online are in. For the 20% […]

History of the QWERTY Keyboard

History of the QWERTY Keyboard

The development of typewriting and the QWERTY Keyboard The history of the QWERTY Keyboard as we use it today is fascinating. QWERTY is a keyboard layout for Latin script used to write English. The name comes from the order of the first six keys on the top left letter row […]

AS 2708 2001 Australian Standard Keyboarding Speed Test

AS 2708 2001 Australian Standard Keyboarding Speed Test

Australia sets the standards for typing speed AS 2708 2001 Australian Standard Keyboarding Speed Tests formerly known as Typing Speed Tests, has been produced by Standards Australia to provide a uniform method of testing for use by bodies that conduct, assess and certify keyboarding tests for speed and accuracy. Details […]

Research Summary: Keyboard Ability Significantly Boosts NAPLAN Results

Research Summary: Keyboard Ability Significantly Boosts NAPLAN Results

Research shows that students who can type have a clear advantage in NAPLAN Online.

Typing Tournament Research

Typing Tournament Research

Our research shows that Typing Tournament really makes a difference Schools using Typing Tournament are seeing students increase their typing speed by an average of 6 WPM per term and are regularly achieving typing speeds of over 45 WPM. Research shows that the use of Typing Tournament boosts achievement in […]

Ready, set, go! Come join the Typing Challenge!

Ready, set, go! Come join the Typing Challenge!

Get those fingers ready at the home row, the Term 1 Typing Challenge Has Begun! Year in and year out, classes across Australia and the rest of the world show off their typing skills in hopes of topping the Typing Tournament Online leaderboard. With two categories for both speed and […]

Typing games have never been so important

Typing games have never been so important

Typing games as a kid It was 1990 when I first learned how to type, the same year that my father was laid off from an office job.  Kindly told that it was to allow him to enjoy his ‘twilight years’, the reality behind it was employing someone younger, cheaper […]