Reviewed by Sandip Stapleton
I am reviewing the Family Edition of the KAZ Online learn to touch type. This edition allows you to create up to 5 user accounts so that they can all have their own log in details and then go through the programme at their own pace. However, as the main account holder, you can log in as admin and check everyone’s progress.
The family edition is suitable for 6 year olds and above, and once logged into your own account, there are 2 options, adult and junior, to choose from so that you are completing the most age appropriate version.
When you log in it allows you select whether you are based in the UK, Canada or American so that you hear the test phrases pronounced with the correct accent. This is probably more relevant for the junior addition so that they hear phrases correctly for where they are based.
I like the fact that it doesn’t just go straight into the teaching aspect, it shows you the correct set up your chair and screen should be so that you get the correct posture. I’ve had an achy shoulder in the past due to a poor desk set up so I really thought that was a nice touch.
The first stage is a 90 minute ‘basic’ session which allows you to figure out where the keys are by learning to type a handful of phrases which in turn teaches you about how to put your fingers on the keyboard, which digits to use to press which letters, and how to find the ‘home keys’ if you happen to lose your place.
After this there are some other lessons which allow to you build on your typing skills, and then improve your speed.
It’s a great, non-gimmicky system which teaches you, and your family members how to type properly.
The only thing you need to do is set aside some time to go through the lessons and you are off on your way! It’s so much better than going on a course and you can do this in the comfort of your own home.
A great easy way to learn to touch type.
Cost for 5 user Family Edition is £59.95 Online (Annual) / £89.95 Download – Windows or Mac. Single user edition is £19.95 Online (Annual) / £29.95 Download – Windows or Mac.
For more information or to buy visit kaz-type.com.