Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

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Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by Wizardling » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 pm

G'day.

I've been looking around online, but I cannot locate any downloadable images for BBC Micro typing tutors. Yet given the popularity the BBC Micro had in British education, I know it must've had some. Can anyone here please point me towards a couple? Even just some names would likely help me search.

TIA! :-)
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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by crj » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:18 pm

There was a rudimentary typing tutor on the Welcome tape, wasn't there?

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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by Wizardling » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 pm

crj wrote:There was a rudimentary typing tutor on the Welcome tape, wasn't there?
Yes indeed, but I was hoping for something a bit more advanced. Especially desirable is the ability to save the student's progress :-)
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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by Wizardling » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:53 am

Seems fairly nice. No saving of student progress, though :-( But not too bad. Thanks.
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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by Kecske Bak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 am

I used the Pitman Typing Tutor for the BBC Micro - I played with it every day in the summer between the lower 6th and upper 6th and was able to touch-type by the time I went back to school.

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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by Wizardling » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:23 am

Kecske Bak wrote:I used the Pitman Typing Tutor for the BBC Micro - I played with it every day in the summer between the lower 6th and upper 6th and was able to touch-type by the time I went back to school.
Hmmm... no sources showing in any of my Google searches, beyond some basic info. But it sounds good :-)
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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by lurkio » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:14 pm

The Pitman program seems to be missing, but try searching for the word "typing" in the text of this page:
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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by billcarr2005 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Both BBCSOFT titles, VU-TYPE (CHAIN"VU-TYPE") and VU-TYPE PROFESSIONAL (SHIFT-BREAK to !BOOT), use the Pitman method
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VU-TYPE.zip
VU-TYPE
(31.41 KiB) Downloaded 18 times
VU-TYPE PROFESSIONAL.zip
VU-TYPE PROFESSSIONAL
(31.42 KiB) Downloaded 21 times
TYPING TUTOR.zip
TYPING TUTOR
(11.94 KiB) Downloaded 15 times

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Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Post by Wizardling » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:48 pm

Cheers very much Bill! I'll try them out tonight :-)
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