Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video QWERTY keyboard versus DVORAK keyboard, part of Learning Typing (2014).
It's important to understand…that there are different keyboard layouts available…to use when typing.…The standard keyboard layout that's featured…on most home, business and educational keyboards…is called QWERTY because the Q, W, E, R, T and Y keys…are the first six letters at the top left of the keyboard.…This is the keyboard layout…that we'll be covering in this course.…But for those of you who like…to experiment with different things,…there's also a keyboard layout known as DVORAK,…which was developed to increase users' typing speeds.…
Few users have adopted the DVORAK layout…because QWERTY has been the standard for decades,…but it's important to understand that it does exist…along with other, less popular keyboard layouts.…The QWERTY layout was initially designed…in 1873 for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter,…sold by Remington as the Remington Number 1.…Based on the mechanical design of the typewriter,…if users typed too quickly, the typewriter would jam up.…Rumor has it that the QWERTY design was actually intended…
- Summarize the most effective posture to utilize during typing.
- Identify the advantages of the DVORAK keyboard layout.
- Explain where your hands should rest on the keyboard.
- Summarize the process for effectively typing capital letters.
- Recall which finger should be used to press the function, control, option, and command keys.
- Identify the hand position used when typing using the numeric keypad.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typing Fundamentals
2. The Home Row and Thumbs
3. Letter Keys
4. Number and Math Keys
5. Additional Keys
6. Numeric Keypad
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