Free Online Typing Tutor (Version 2) For Moodle

ResutsLast year, I shared my Free Online Typing Tutor (Version 1) for Moodle here on my blog.  Over the past year, I have made a few improvements.   Graphically is is more appealing and it is easier to use; errors are more accurately calculated.  This is open courseware release under a Creative Commons license.  Read on for more information.

For teachers who want to help their students improve their typing skills, there are a number of options, many of which are costly.  For example, this company here in Japan charges almost 20USD per student per year for an online typing program that can integrate with Moodle.  In this era of tight budgets and declining student enrollments, the cost can be prohibitive to many schools.

So, without further ado, I present my recently updated Online Typing Tutor Version 2 for Moodle.  The interface looks like this:

Typing Start

This is a traditional typing course; you start with the home keys, use proper fingering, and practice until you get it right.  Each exercise must be completed with 10 AWPM (Adjusted Words Per Minute) or more, or the score cannot be submitted.

Students type in the text box in the center of the screen.  The yellow letter shows what they should be typing.  At the end of the line they type return and type the next line until they complete all of the lines.  If students finish with a score of 10 AWPM (Adjusted Words Per Minute) or higher, they can send their score, which will be recorded in the Moodle gradebook.

Please watch this short two minute video to see the Typing Tutor in action.  Please note that when a student makes a mistake, he or she does NOT need to use the backspace key in the Modern mode, but does need to do so in the Classic mode.

You can download the course here in Moodle 2 (.MBZ) format and upload it into your Moodle site.  The course does not require any special plugins or configuration. This course and everything in it are provided with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license

Please feel free comment below (comments will appear after being moderated) if you find this useful or have any comments or suggestions for improvement, or look me up on Twitter (@TokyoEdTech).

Enjoy!

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