Typing Software Editors Compare The Future Of Handwriting and Typing, eReflect Announces

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The Ultimate Typing™ editors reflect on the future of handwriting and touch typing in a recent blog on the learn to type software website, seeking to answer a question that is frequently asked: Is handwriting already dead?

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Keyboarding is the preferred input method for many daily activities and tasks in the developed world.

eReflect, designer of one of the best typing programs on the market, shares a new article on the future of keyboarding and handwriting, discussing how both are affected by technological advances. eReflect’s editors contend in their post that even if handwriting is rapidly falling out of popularity, it seems that people’s minds and brains are wired for learning language through cursive writing. A re-wiring might actually be taking place, especially for digital natives who are born already immersed in a tech-driven virtual-keyboard world where handwriting seems redundant and almost archaic.

Keyboarding is the preferred input method for many daily activities and tasks in the developed world. People work, entertain, communicate, and socialize through computer monitors and touch-screen keyboards. Children learn through educational games on tablets, and teachers ask for their homework through social media. As the eReflect editors point out, "Current changes in education are giving precedence to touch typing and effectively moving handwriting skills to the backseat … Justifiably, students need to learn how to touch type in order to effectively handle their school homework and in-class assignments. Touch typing is the future. As gadgets and technologies make their way into the classroom, it’s only natural that schools want to prioritize keyboarding skills over handwriting.”

Educators prioritize handwriting in the first year of schooling but then touch typing is the most widely popular method for writing, researching, and taking exams, eReflect explains. Ultimate Typing™’s software design has received praise-filled typing software reviews over the years, from prestigious editors and organizations. Its developers believe that a balance can be maintained where students master both skills equally well.

eReflect supports the idea that handwriting should be an integral part of formal education. Considering that handwriting is a uniquely human skill, it’s important that people preserve this capacity instead of replacing it with keyboarding. There’s no reason why the two cannot co-exist, the editors conclude.

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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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