Learn to Touch Type
What you'll learn
- How to touch type
- Basic computer skills
Many people who use two fingers to type, generally have to look at the keyboard and often have to look for the individual keys, depending on how long they have been using that method.
It can mean they take longer to write their documents, and mistakes can occur more often.
Whereas with touch typing, you are reading text, while you are typing into the document and not looking at the screen. It’s a bit like playing the piano where the pianist reads the music and hits the appropriate piano keys without looking at the keyboard, to create music.
You can learn where the letters are without looking at the keyboard and hitting them at the appropriate time to create correctly spelled words.
Touch typing is a quick and efficient way to type using all your fingers on the keyboard and typing without looking at the keyboard or the computer screen. The skills are not hard to learn, it just takes practice.
To assist you to learn this skill, the step by step instructions give you typing exercises starting from basic keying tasks to words and then sentences. You will learn where to place each finger for each keyboard key. When you are happy will your progress, you can advance to speed tests and there is several of these to attempt. So you can see how fast you type, there is an instruction on the method of how you calculate your words per minute speed.
Who this course is for:
- Learners who want to improve their typing skills
Zanette Phillips is an entrepreneur, business manager, qualified trainer and small business owner. She currently the owner and manager of Biz Skills business training based in Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.
Her background has been in office administration and then business management for over 30 years covering over 20 different industries. Cash flow control, cost management in addition to accounting, budgeting and debt collection has been her strengths.
After completing a training qualification in 2003 she designed and delivered training courses in debt collection born out of concern for many small business owners trying to manage their cash flow. Zanette believed there had to be a more active proactive way of approaching the problem of customers not paying their accounts by due date and founded Biz Skills in 2012 to develop courses that would deal with the whole system encompassing accounts receivable, policies and procedures and evaluating office procedures plus good advice so the small business owner could learn strategies to be proactive and take control.
Her qualifications include a diploma of accounting and certificates in small business management and quality assurance management. Zanette has written a book 'Don't Let Your Customers Run Your Business'.