Finally, after much waiting and anticipation our SEN/Dyslexia edition of KAZ is now live. Availabe at no extra charge to our Home users and as a free option in our Education and Business licenses.
Developed with the help and guidance of Dr. Sue Fowler and her teams at the Dyslexia Research Trust in Reading and Oxford, the SEN/Dyslexia editon of KAZ Typing Tutor addresses the issues related to visual stress, suffered by SEN/Dyslexic users. The combination of KAZ’s multi-sensory, unique teaching method, combined with our new ‘Preference Screen’ ©, offering a choice of coloured backgrounds / filter screens, typefaces (including specialty typefaces), font colour, font size, keyboard and speaking keys - delivers a student tailored, simple yet dynamic course.
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Thank you to everyone who visited us at Bett and for the wonderful response to our new program.
Come and say 'Hi' - We're all set up and ready for Bett 2017.
We're launching our new HTML5 Online program with all new imagery and animations. There really has never been a better time to get KAZ.
'bizziebaby' Silver Award
“Businesses don't care if school leavers can recite the past kings and queens of England, or the capitals of far-gone places, if they can't type", says Josephine Fairley, who wants touch typing to be on the mandatory national curriculum.
KAZ Typing Tutor proves successful at Mary Hare School – School for children with auditory/oral impairments.
"The Student Research Centre is part of the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology. The main work of the Centre is, firstly, to evaluate the Open University’s courses and learning materials, and secondly, to carry out research into all aspects of students’ experiences of learning as adult distance learners. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are used in these areas.
The aim of the Centre’s work is to improve the quality of the Open University’s teaching materials and teaching system, and to raise awareness of the effects on students of university policy decisions and of different forms of course provision.
The positive results of the surveys lead us to recommend that:
• The KAZ software should be provided for S103 students in future presentations of the course. The benefits in terms of improved keyboard skills for those who were initially less experienced appear to justify the relatively small cost to the University for licensing the software for distribution on one of the course CD-ROMs.
• Consideration should be given to sending the CD-ROM that includes the KAZ software earlier so that students have plenty of time to use it before the workload on the course builds up.
• Other units and course teams consider whether the KAZ software should be sent to students studying other entry-level courses."
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