Is competent keyboarding effective?
Competent keyboarding helps students to be more productive, more positive about their futures, and more likely to complete their courses. Because touch typists look at the text instead of the keyboard while typing, they are often faster and more focused on the writing process than anyone using hunt-and-peck.
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Touch typing is efficient in so many ways: time, safety, multi-tasking, etc.
Using two or three fingers to hunt and peck takes much longer and allows for the development of bad habits. It is much better to keep your hands still and allow for efficient use of all fingers. Touch typing involves the specific placements of all eight fingers and both thumbs; once muscle memory is strong enough, this style allows for the typist to focus on the screen rather than the keyboard.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)