Typing Instructor – Speed Improvement Through Games and Travel
Computers are an essential part of our lives, and if you add up the time spent working on a computer you’ll most certainly reach the conclusion that you’re spending too much time in front of a computer.
More and more people are realizing this, and are starting to look for solutions that allow them to get their work done in a shorter amount of time. The most accessible solution is learning how to type faster and Typing Instructor is one popular tutor in this market
Typing Instructor Platinum – Overview
Typing Instructor (visit website) is not only a solution for those looking to save time while getting the same amount of work done, but it is also a good way for children to learn how to type on a computer quickly, a skill that will certainly come in handy in the future.
Learning approach – It offers a unique learning method, in the form of a virtual trip. A destination, out of the 36 available ones, is selected at the start of the program, as well as a travel theme out of the three available ones. Thus begins the interactive journey that is Typing Instructor, and that’s how you start filling out your virtual passport with visas from all the different countries that you’re visiting.
Unlike the previously reviewed typing tutor, Typesy 2017, Typing Instructor doesn’t offer support for more than 5 users, but that should be more than enough for most families.
However, it does also offer versions for schools or large companies and corporations, and these versions are not limited to only 5 users. Also, unlike Ultimate Typing (UT), the software is available not only for Windows OS, but also for Mac. Games and detailed reports are not forgotten either, and you will find both in Typing Instructor. Video training unfortunately are not a part of this program, so keep that in mind.
- Innovative learning methods
- Compatible with Windows and MAC operating systems
- Dynamic learning and tracking
- Preset goals based on skill level
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Typing Instructor – Features
1. Goals and progress
As mentioned above in the features section, Typing Instructor comes with preset goals that it suggests to you after you take an initial test. The test will measure your word per minute count, assess your skill level, and then suggest a goal that is within your reach if you work hard enough. If you are not satisfied with the goals that it suggests, then you can always input your own. When it comes to goal handling, there are no faults in UT, so I can’t give it less than 10 out of 10.
As for reports and progress tracking, the software offers dynamic learning, so it constantly monitors your performance in each exercise you complete. More and more difficult tests are provided on a regular basis, so the software can further evaluate your performance.
It should be noted that it starts with easy instructions and exercises, and then moves on to the more advanced parts. By constantly keeping up-to-date with your progress and monitoring all the exercises you complete, Typing Instructor can really offer some excellent reports, and deserves a perfect score of 10 out of 10.
Ultimate Typing was a masterpiece of accessibility, and I was expecting great things from this popular typing software as well. However, there are certain issues that prevent this from reaching the same level as UT. The most important one is the cumbersome and relatively slow interface. Don’t be surprised to see that you don’t know how to proceed when you first start the program because that’s a problem other users have faced as well. The interface is not easy to navigate, and lacks a clear structure. Even after getting used to it you will still be annoyed at times by the fact that reaching certain lessons or menus requires more than a few clicks and a little wait time.
When it comes to being accessible for the entire family though, things change immediately. This is because Typing Instructor offers a huge number of games that the entire family can enjoy, while also practicing their typing. Children and adults alike will have hours of fun trying to beat a certain high score or trying to pass a certain level in one of the many games being offered.
The last, but not least, part where the software needs to rate high for a perfect score when it comes to accessibility, is the video trainings! Unfortunately, these are missing entirely from the software, so I can only give it a 7 out of 10 for the large number of fun and enjoyable games. If the interface is sped up, or reworked, and if video trainings are added, there is nothing keeping this software away from a perfect rating.
Typing Instructor doesn’t come with any extras, but it does come with some interesting license choices that make it suitable for schools and larger companies. This may be considered an important extra for those looking for such a thing, but unfortunately most people won’t find this a noteworthy extra. 6 out of 10 for extras, for those not interested in the license options, and 9 out of 10 for those interested in it, because it is such a rare option.
Typing Instructor works on both Windows OS and Mac OS, making it compatible with just about any PC or Mac purchased in the last 5 years or so. Performance-wise, there are no reported problems except the occasional interface stutter on some computers. 8 out of 10 due to the sometimes slow and buggy interface, but an extra point is added for the Mac compatibility, getting this to a 9 out of 10.
When it comes to support, there are no surprises here. Tech support from the software seems to be fast to respond to mails and other inquiries, and Typing Instructor comes with a list of frequently asked questions that should provide help with most issues. 10 out of 10 for support.
TJ Smith has this to say about Typing Instructor: “The games are entertaining, and the typing drills, skills and tests are efficient.”
Amhcdb has this to say about itr: “My son really enjoys the software and is looking forward to completing more lessons.”
Typing Instructor Platinum Review: The Verdict
Typing Instructor Platinum (visit website) reaches 43 points out of 50, making it a solid choice for most users. It should be noted that even though the rating for the hardware section exists, it is not added to the final score, as it wasn’t added in the review for Typesy either, because the hardware section is largely influenced by computer configuration. It is easy to see how certain software won’t function on some computers, and why negative reviews can appear due to this, so the rating is not added to the total.
Even though it doesn’t come with any video training or other notable extras, Typing Instructor is a good way of increasing your typing speed, while also having a blast with your family. The large number of games provided is one of its biggest assets, so don’t forget that when considering whether to purchase it or not.
- Unique training program
- Support for 5 users
- Accurate tracking of results
- Large number of interactive games
- Hard to navigate interface
- No notable extras
- No video training
Further Reading: Type, don’t peck!