The fact is 9 out of 10 people is not typing in the proper way. There are people who can type without moving their eyes out of the screen, not searching for keys when pressing each character keys, and faster than others. Yet most of them are doing it wrong. In typewriting, you have to use all your 10 fingers and in the most appropriate way. If you’re not using all your fingers for typing, then it’s the time to upgrade your skill. Believe me, this is the easiest and fastest way to learn perfect typing. And the funniest and craziest too.


BBC’s Bitesize has a wonderful online animated course to get you from novice to the expert level in typing in a matter of hours. The course name is Dance Mat Typing, and completely free to learn. Yes, it is designed for the kids. If you’re an adult, you might feel little crazy about taking it. All I could say is, there’s no match for this typing class in for the past decade.

Almost 9 years before, I learned my first typewriting in this flash based animated tutor. I started typing like an expert in half an hour with very little effort. What I immediately learnt is, how to use all my fingers in typing in an appropriate way for each key. Later in practice, I gained the speed. I recommended it to many of my students, who found that to be a great resource to gain the typing skill.

It’s time to rewire your psycho-motor connections in your fingers for efficient typing. Hit the tutor at BBC Dance Mat Typing School at BBC Bitesize. There’s only 4 level if you’re keen and volunteer to put some effort into learning direction, I bet you can learn “THE TYPING” in less than an hour.

Note: Don’t forget to install Adobe Flash in your browser to run the animated tutor 🙂

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Sakthitharan Subramanian

Professor by Profession | Thinker by Passion | Systems Thinker | Academic Researcher | Productivity Enthusiast | Loves Minimalism, Philosophy | PhD in Computer Science |