Introduction to Keyboarding
The Introduction to Keyboarding course is designed for individuals who have no formal training in keyboarding. The objective is to teach students the skill of keyboarding – essential to the learning of other computer applications and workplace skills. The course begins with an overview of the basics of computer use. Students learn about the components of the computer and keyboard, as well as the seating, posture, and hand positioning necessary for efficient keyboarding.
Students are then introduced to keyboarding using the Typing Trainer software program. This software program uses a variety of methods to acquaint the student, including graphical keyboard drills, and keyboarding Self-Tests. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to keyboard at minimum 10 words per minute.
Each lesson consists of keyboard exercises designed to teach and practice the use of new keys. These keyboard exercises are followed by a group of paragraph Self-Tests. When these are completed, Typing Trainer automatically scores the speed and accuracy of the typing.