Do a Google search on the question, “Does anybody teach keyboarding anymore?” and you’ll find out that–at least in the blogosphere–it’s as dead a subject as Latin, and only slightly more relevant than cursive writing. Today, it’s not uncommon for teachers to be expected to fit keyboarding instruction into an already crowded curriculum.
But in the age of touchscreens and smartphones, typing drills on a traditional QWERTY keyboard may not be the best use of anybody’s time. Instead, new technologies are helping overcome the vexing issues of speed, accuracy, and screen space that are the consequence of importing standard typing techniques to mobile technologies.
via Typing in the Age of iPads — THE Journal.