We have analysed students’ progress when learning to type with Typing Tournament Online. The results are incredible. We have established that regular use of Typing Tournament Online increases average typing speed by 6 Words Per Minute (WPM) per term per student!
This means that if you take a class and have them use Typing Tournament once a week for a term their typing speed will, on average, increase by 6 WPM. A glance at the Leaderboard indicates that we have many classes with average speeds in excess of 40 WPM.
Regular use increases speed by 6 WPM per student per term
Delving into the data logged by Typing Tournament we have established that classes that use Typing Tournament at least once a week are, on average, making 6 WPM gain for each child per term. We’re confident that this means that classes using Typing Tournament regularly for a year are making speed gains of 20 WPM, or more, per student per year. This increase in speed holds true regardless of the age of the students from Year 1 to Year 12.
Data analysis is ongoing
We are continuing to delve into the data and are confident that some students are making phenomenal gains in typing speed as a part of this average progress.
What is absolutely clear is that the use of Typing Tournament in a school can totally transform the ability of students to type in a very short time frame. It can turn two finger typists into fluid touch typists. The benefits gained in productivity and fluency will greatly impact their ability to work in this digital age.