I really enjoyed this course. Even though I have typed for years, it is always good to go back to the basics to correct bad habits. I like the software and I loved the course."
Thank you, this course helped me with my busy life style. With a husband, kids and a fulltime job this was very convinient for me. I would print a lesson and take the kids to their afterschool sports and was able to keep up with school work and my family life. I would recommend an on line course to all those busy mothers out there."
This course was perfect! I can finally type! Being proficient at typing will enable me to take more advanced computer courses. I have been severely handicapped by my poor typing abilities until now. Thank you very much for providing such a useful tool."
Kathy, thank you for teaching this course. Your tips, resources and study materials were very helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking to improve accuracy and/or speed. This course and the program software is designed for both. For anyone who wishes to type from reading materials without looking at the fingers, then I would suggest taking this course. This course really works! From the first lesson and after many years, I broke that habit. I had fun learning. I will never look at my fingers again! Take the course. It's worth every
The instructor taught a very well written and organized course. She was very encouraging every step of the way and willing to share her knowledge of the subject matter from past experience. Her emphasis on patience and diligence made me realize that mastering keyboarding continues even after the six week course as long as one has a good foundation. She definitely provided me with an excellent foundation by offering an excellent course."
I took typing in high school many years ago. I took this class to help me break old bad habits and to help myself build speed and accuracy for my new job, as well as learn the numeric and symbol keys. I started this class with an average typing speed of 45 gwam and finished the class by averaging 65 gwam. I will continue to use Keyboarding Pro to help become an even faster, more efficient typist. I am so glad I decided to take this course. It made a big difference for me."
Kathy Van Pelt is a very dynamic instructor who is apparently highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area. I felt like I was sitting in the classroom while reading her lessons. She quickly and appropriately responded to questions in such a way that did not make me feel silly, especially when the answer to my question was extensively discussed in a previous lesson! I would definitely recommend her and the keyboarding class to others."
I have gained so much confidence in my typing now that I have taken this class. There were weeks when I didn't believe practice would help - but indeed it did. I've tried other typing courses (books, etc.) but this is the only method that stuck!!! Thank you so much, Kathy!!!"
Thanks so much for teaching this material. You made this class, surprisingly, very enjoyable! I was encouraged by your comments, professionalism, and enthusiasm for the subject. I am so excited to continue with practice and look forward to developing greater speed and confidence."
Thank you for the outstanding job you did with this class. I learned so much, and I really enjoyed it - every step of the way! You did your part, and you did it masterfully. Now it's up to me: practice, practice, practice!"
Course Code: key
Get acquainted with the Key Pro 5 program, learning about the home row keys and the reach to the key on the QWERTY keyboard. Then, learn the proper techniques for lowercase letters. You'll also find out how to reduce fatigue while typing.
Learn four new keystrokes: left SHIFT, h, t, and period (.) and get some great tips for improving speed and accuracy. Continue to build your keyboarding vocabulary by learning new key reaches for r, right SHIFT, c, and o.
Continue building your typing vocabulary with the addition of the reaches to the w, comma, b, p, g, question mark (?), x, and u. You’ll also learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and how to avoid it.
Learn another eight reaches: q, m, v, and apostrophe ('), z, y, quotation mark ("), and TAB keys. After this week, you'll know the reaches to all the alphabetic keys!
Review the z, y, x, q, v, quotation mark, and CAPS LOCK keys and begin learning number reaches. Then, learn the difference between the DELETE key, the BACKSPACE key, and the Cut command as you begin to understand valuable editing tools.
Continue to improve your skills with the keys you've already learned, and finish the number reaches. Then, learn two symbol reaches: the dollar sign ($) and the hyphen (-). Finally, work on your accuracy and speed with the Key Pro 5 Skill Building lessons, and find out how you can continue to hone your keyboarding skills long after you've finished this course!
Kathy Van Pelt has been involved in education for many years, teaching and assisting students with microcomputer application courses. Kathy specializes in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive and Google Applications, the Windows and Mac operating systems, and keyboarding. For the past 25 years, she has taught computer courses at a community college, teaching both in the classroom and online. Before that, she spent nine years teaching word processing and business classes at a private business college. She loves being in the ever-evolving educational field, and she's especially excited about the flexibility that online learning offers students.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A Microsoft Windows-based PC, Windows 2000, XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating system.
When the class starts, you'll receive instructions in Lesson 1 for downloading and installing a working copy of Keyboarding Pro 5. (Note: It will take more than one hour to download this program.) Please do not purchase or download the software from another source.
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.