Even though mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have become much more popular in recent years, desktop computers remain the preferred choice for business workplaces, and being able to type professionally on a keyboard continues to be an important skill for Professionals.
This module, teaches the essential skill of typing professionally for both the physical and online digital workplaces.
Please note, the Typing activities in this module will be most effectively done from a desktop computer (or laptop) using a standard keyboard and a browser. It is an optional module. You do not have to complete it before proceeding with the other modules in this Course. However if you want to improve your typing skills, give it a shot!
At the end of the module students will be able to:
- Identify the layout of the standard QWERTY keyboard and the proper positioning of the fingers of left and right hands
- Learn the proper techniques of “Touch Typing”
Who is this course for?
This typing course was developed for the participants in the JUMP Program and is designed for Youth between the ages of 16 and 25 who may (or may not) have prior knowledge or skills in using the Internet and other digital tools.
The course will provide a virtual community to work in, that includes other participants like yourself, your course facilitator, and potential mentors that will be an invaluable source of information, knowledge sharing, and creative ideas. We encourage you to participate in the discussions and activities which will be one of the most valuable things this course has to offer.
How long is this course?
You can practice the exercises in this module at your own pace and we’ve designed each activity to be flexible so it fits with your schedule, and you can move ahead if you have time or catch up when you need to.
Estimated time to complete each module ranges from 45 – 90 mins. Additional learning resources are provided to enable students to explore more information on the topics covered. However you may practice the exercises as much as required, depending on your basic typing skills.
Navigating the course
Progressing through the course
Each module is presented as a combination of topics and lessons, and the main method of progressing through the module is to click to move to the next piece to information.
Once you have covered all lessons (i.e. all the information and completed all activities) within a topic, you will be presented with a “Mark Complete” button. This will trigger your advancement to the next topic. When you activate the “Mark Complete” button on the final topic within a module, you will be taken to the “Final Quiz” for that module.
- Next (>) will take you to the next topic/lesson in the course
- Prev (<) will take you back to the previous topic/lesson
- Home takes you back to the main course menu.
Assessments / Questions
Each module in the course has an Assessment section at the end with a series of questions that enable you to test and validate your learning on the topics covered.