My name is Arlene Zimmerly, and I am a coauthor of
Keyboarding and Document Processing, 10e, the most popular
post-secondary keyboarding textbook in the country.
For author bios, please
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Learning Center, and
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This is a model Web site for a full-semester, 3-unit
traditional keyboarding course where you can see how a beginning keyboarding
course might be presented in a campus setting. Browse around and feel free to use any
information you find helpful. The pages have been written as if I were speaking to students in my own class. I retired from
Los Angeles City College (LACC), and this is the Web site I used when I
taught beginning keyboarding there.
In a beginning keyboarding course, students learn to type
by touch, continue to increase speed and accuracy, and learn to format
documents (e-mails, letters, memos, reports, and tables) using Word. Because
they learn to type and
to use the basic features of Word, students are getting the benefit of two
classes combined into one. They can work at home on their own PC or
Mac computer or use
a networked computer in a campus classroom or lab.
For more information, click the FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions) and Course Outline
button at the top of this page. Students getting starting in this course
would fill out the Questionnaire
with contact and background information.
Please browse around this site at your leisure, and
contact me if I can help you in any way!