South-Western Educational Publishing, A division of Cengage Learning
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Product ID: 1308231 | Mfg Part #: 0538449802
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Southwestern/Learning MicroType 5 Windows CD



MICROTYPE 5 is an instructional program for alphabetic and numeric keyboarding, skill-building, and the numeric keypad with motivating graphics, games, and a word processor with built-in timer. This software program teaches correct finger placement and builds basic keyboarding skills, then works on speed and accuracy. Instructor utilities include class and student preferences, detailed lesson, summary, and timed writing reports, and an enhanced gradebook.

Benefits:

  • NEW! Updated interface and menu structure improve navigation and ease of use.
  • Timed Writings are available for alphabetic and numeric review lessons to provide additional practice and assessment.
  • Skill-building lessons for both speed and accuracy provide practice as well as performance feedback, 3-D viewer shows proper posture, hand positioning, and ergonomics.
  • Voice-over instructions are offered in Spanish or English.
  • Textbook Keying feature checks selected activities that can be keyed from a variety of South-Western texts.
  • The Teacher Preferences allow the choice of either one or two spaces between sentences in student keying.
  • NEW! Updated interface and menu structure improve navigation and ease of use.
  • NEW! New-key review lessons have been added for students who have already learned touch-typing.
  • NEW! Communication Activities help students gain confidence and proficiency as skilled communicators.
  • NEW! Word processor now includes additional formatting options, a built-in timer, and is Vista-compatible.
  • NEW! New-key review lessons have been added for students who have already learned touch-typing.
  • This flexible program can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with a South-Western text.
  • Skill Analysis Tests help establish students' keying skills at the beginning of the course and can be used as a periodic assessment tool.
  • Web-based reporting feature allows students to transfer files to their instructor from any location.
  • Timed Writings are available for alphabetic and numeric review lessons to provide additional practice and assessment.
  • Skill-building lessons for both speed and accuracy provide practice as well as performance feedback, 3-D viewer shows proper posture, hand positioning, and ergonomics.
  • NEW! Enhanced gradebook provides more flexibility with reporting and gives instructors more configurable options for setting up classes and weighing student grades.
  • NEW! Includes more choices in the Instructor Utility for individualized student set-ups, assessment rates, and reports.

System Requirements:

PC (or 100% compatible) with 233 MHz Pentium II or higher processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB required for Windows 2000); Hard Disk with 40 MB free (plus 100 MB to run movies from hard drive instead of the CD-ROM); Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista; CD-ROM drive; Soundblaster compatible sound card and speakers; 800×600 monitor capable of displaying 256 colors; 10 Megabit Ethernet (100 Megabit recommended) for network operation.