[IAEP] keyboarding as a requirement

Rakesh Biswas rakesh7biswas at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 22:10:22 EST 2013

Thanks Sameer, The importance of learning keyboarding in US schools is
interesting but could be another potential over-hyped waste of time and
resources. One may need to do a 'physiology' study if finger reflexes are
under developed in children but there are 'typing-tutor' games available
that can make learning to type on the keyboard fun instead of having
overbearing teachers breathing down your neck while you struggle with your
fingers (as described in the article).

We used to learn the long-running-hand writing in school and currently i
find it difficult to recognize what i write on my own prescriptions and
wish we had someone teaching us 'print letter' handwriting at school. The
keyboard is my savior when it comes to writing legible prescriptions.


On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:34 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> This was on NPR, here in San Francisco.
> http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201311081630/c
> While I don't buy into all of the Common Core mumbo jumbo in the US
> (my kid has to go through this, so we are dealing with it as parents),
> the importance of keyboards is interesting. They didn't point out to
> onscreen vs tactile, but the importance of tactile keyboards for
> children is an important consideration.
> Maybe keyboarding will go away altogether once we can speak to our
> computers like Captain Picard does for his "Tea, Earl Grey, hot", but
> we are not there yet.
> cheers,
> Sameer
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