eReflect, Creator of Ultimate Typing, Reveals In Their Latest Blog How Typing Classes Began

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Ultimate Typing™ designer eReflect goes back in time to recount the story of how touch typing classes started.

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In the latest blog post on the Ultimate Typing™ official website, Ultimate Typing™ shares how the first touch typing lessons started. The editors explain that the late 19th century marked the onset of formal typing instruction, something that people began to consider as a necessity, given that typewriters started to be more widely used at the time.

Researchers who looked in to the evolution of keyboarding and the development of typewriters suggest that the first formal typing lessons were provided by typing experts associated with the famous typewriter designer, Remington. As the typewriter was securing its place in the business sphere as an essential technological tool, workers and their employers were seeking ways to be more efficient when using the typewriter.

eReflect, developer of one of the best keyboarding tutors, notes that in the early 20th century, students in elementary and high schools across the US were among the first students to be formally taught how to use a typewriter by learning QWERTY typing techniques. Keyboarding - in the strict sense of learning to touch type on a keyboard - became more widespread in the early 90s when personal computers found their way in more homes across the globe and the need for touch typing skills at work became more imperative.

While learn-to-type software products only made their appearance in the late 90s, today they are the go-to platform for people who want to learn to touch type with great speed and accuracy.

eReflect’s touch typing tutor has two versions, in response to the demand from customers. Their best-selling software was originally designed for home and office use, but the company has recently released another version specifically designed for teaching keyboarding in the classroom.

Ultimate Typing™ EDU is a cloud-based typing tutor that lets students improve their typing efficiency by practicing with a wide array of games and lessons in class. In the 40s and 50s, teachers didn’t have the opportunity or luxury to teach touch typing through computer software but today they do, and eReflect believes there’s no reason why teaching the skill through online resources and programs shouldn’t be more prevalent.

eReflect sees a tendency to favor the learning of other tech skills and not touch typing in many classroom settings, which the company believes is counterintuitive, considering that touch typing is an essential typing skill that has to be mastered before other skills like coding and web design are taught.

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For more details on Ultimate Typing™ please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/schools.

About Ultimate Typing™

Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.

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