What is Sight & Sound keyboard Training System?
Sight & Sound
keyboard Training System is a unique interactive
technique that teaches touch typing skills using
Multimedia Typing Tutors.
Originally, Sight &
Sound Typing System was invented in U.K. in 1964
by William Parkes (an electrical engineer who happened
to be a pianist). In his invention, he utilized
Videomatic and Audiomatic Tutors to dictate letters to
the trainees in a unique interactive technique. It
depends on musical rhythm and on what is called by
psychologists as “Kinesthesia”/ which means knowing
where something is without looking at it.
repetition of the appropriate finger movements
conditions the student’s reflexes so that the correct
key is hit without any conscious thought or mental
They do learn how
to touch type accurately and without looking at
the keyboard, and in a very short time (25
actual hours for each language).
In late seventies,
this unique system was used in over 40 countries in
various languages, and proved to be way in advance of
anything comparable on the market.
Sight & Sound / Jordan
In 1984, Sight &
Sound Educational Center was established in Amman in
cooperation with Sight and Sound Center in U.K., and was
a pioneer in introducing this unbeatable technique.
Since then, more than 10 thousands persons have
learnt how to type using our method and have impressed
all those around them at work place.
In 2005, Sight &
Sound Jordan computerized this system, and developed a
complete solution for implementing it outside the
center, making it possible for companies and schools to
utilize the system at their premises.
At present, the
computerized updated keyboarding system is being
implemented at the center as well as the Amman Academy
School. Results are impressively outstanding.
Why is Sight & Sound System better than other methods?
“self-teaching” typing computer programs are available
on the market and at very low prices. All have proven to
be less effective due to the facts that:-
are all designed for individuals on the assumption that
the trainees will have the self-control and commitment
to practice and follow the instructions!!!! This rarely
is the case even for mature adults, how about when
you are training school-aged students!!
They do not offer any control
over the trainees’ compliance with their tutorial
After few lessons, trainees
lose interest and
“unconsciously” keep postponing their training which
scatters their efforts and weakens their skill.
Trainees’ progress is not
well-assessed at group level.
Students can correct their mistakes
during the lesson and can get easily
distracted by the unnecessary features the
Trainees tend to look
frequently at their fingers whilst typing.
Only the Sight & Sound System
has the following advantages
The most effective system for Group
best Arabic Keyboarding system.
Offers full control over trainees’
performance and progress.
The training plan is restricted by a previously set
time frame and scheduled lessons;
within a month trainees do acquire the “proper”
Keyboard’s (alphabets) keys are totally covered so
that trainees type properly without looking
at their fingers. Other keyboard’s keys are
deliberately disabled to insure no distraction for
the students during the lessons.
in a fraction of time compared to other methods.
Trainees never forget the letters’
positions even if they are out of practice.
Typing speed is easily regained after
few training hours.
Students take it once throughout their
scholastic years/ which means minimum scheduling
difficulties and justifies the additional tuition