Why no one is using it nowadays?
The drawbacks of typing drill books are obvious like they don’t implement the best practices of recent research. They don’t use the strengths of the computer to engage and motivate students with colorful graphics, gamification, sound and music, or personalized feedback. Also, they are completely manual, with no automated testing or grading, no monitoring of real-time progress, no capacity for statistical reporting.
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I think drill books may still be in use, they’re just not nearly as popular any more.
All typing programs are likely to focus on the key element of learning: practice, practice, practice! It’s not that drill books do not allow for this, but moreso that there are so many more options for learning these days. Mundane drill books have been usurped by fun, engaging typing games.
If you think working from these drill books is your best way of learning, please don’t hesitate to do so! Everyone learns differently, and with the amount of options available for typing programs, everyone should be able to find something that works for them. Since it has been a while since you posted, perhaps you’ve tried a few different options. Any feedback for success?!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)