Site Provides Online Keyboarding Skills Assessment, Resources

Custom Typing (www.customtyping.com) is a new site that provides typing training and testing tailored to a wide range of students at every skill level. It is an online resource site that aims at providing a comprehensive tool for assessment and documentation of keyboarding and text-entry skills. Custom Typing is also a dynamic resource service with frequent updates, which keeps track of new developments in the rapidly changing computer, ergonomics and education fields. This service provides instructors with relevant information, objective product suggestions and reviews for lesson planning and product selection. In addition, students can log on to the site using any computer with an Internet connection from school or home to test or practice their keyboarding and text-entry skills.

In addition, the Custom Typing Web site stores user records on a secure area of its site so that once students' progress and scores are recorded, they can be viewed, e-mailed and printed by students and teachers. Record-keeping includes reports and graphing that provide administrators and teachers with concrete, measurable outcomes in the assessment of training techniques, as well as use of alternate keyboards and software.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.

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