Ahoy! The New Beta Course Has Landed
April 23, 2013
The beta version of the new TypingMaster Course is finally here—and it’s ready for some classroom action!
After months of intensive design and development, the all-new Flash(TM)-based typing course has reached the shores of TypingMaster Online. And the best news of all is that you can start using this beta version in your classroom now: it’s already loaded with all the core course material and ready to set sail.
Update: On the 28th of May we released the second beta version with radically updated results screen and a lot of visual improvements to exercises – go and have a look!
Welcome to Adventurous Typing Treks
Set on a tropical island paradise, this new typing course offers an adventurous and visually engaging environment in which students can quickly and easily develop fluent keyboarding. During each lesson students will progress along an exciting trek through the fantasy island as they complete exercises based in underwater coral reefs, thick jungle vegetation, serene beach vistas and rocky cliffs.
Based on Flash(TM), the new online course will work smoothly on practically any browser and computer—usually without the need to install any additional software or plugins. And to complete the package, you’ll have access to all the intuitive teacher reports and tools TypingMaster is renowned for.
As a result you can be sure that the new course will motivate your students and help them to perfect the art of keyboarding in a fun and engaging manner.
In May we released our second, final beta version. The official version will be released at the beginning of August and it promises to enliven and invigorate your next school year. To guarantee a smooth transition for our current customers, the old course versions will remain available until the end of 2013.
More Features Coming Soon
We already have a lot of engaging new features in the pipeline. Here are some of the exciting developments you can expect to see in the official version when it is released in August:
- StarKeys game – a fun way to learn new finger movements
- Ergonomy tips – visualized instructions for comfortable typing
- Pretest – assess students’ skills when the course begins
- More animation and game-like action to accompany exercises
Support and Feedback
We got this really nice, encouraging message from Tami just as we were releasing the full-featured beta version. Thank you so much – this kind of feedback is an important driving force for us to make the course even better! That’s why we really look forward to more feedback and questions on the new course. Should you have something on your mind, don’t hesitate to use our online feedback form or call us at 1-866-211-8973 (toll-free).
We look forward to sharing our adventurous typing treks with you!