|Mac OS X|
|** Any operating system that supports Java 1.5 or higher|
Hurray for Keyboarding Online, my students love this program! It is fun, it is challenging and my students are focused for an entire 80 minute class. (which is a challenge in middle school!) It is great for students to be able access the program at home so they can make up work that they have missed, and allows for individual differences. It is extremely easy for my students to use the program and they really like the having the responsibility and independence for their own work. They have taken pride in their accomplishments.L. Mitchell,
Java plugin/runtime (JRE) 1.5 or higher is required on user computers (this is a FREE plugin, pre-installed on 75% of computers and easily obtained from www.Java.com). Ellsworth Publising Co. (EPC) software programs and Keyboarding Online programs are actively maintained projects and will always be compatible with the most current JRE (currently 1.7x) and actively used older JRE's.
A lot of thought and planning was given to making KeyboardingOnline.com very efficient with use of Internet bandwidth. Schools with as little as DSL service have successfully used Keyboarding Online. Home users can easily use their own broadband or dial-up connection. Here are some of the things we have done to keep the techies happy:
Support is provided directly by EPC. Support is not contracted to third-party suppliers; our support and responsiveness is first-class service. Keyboarding Online is developed and maintained by EPC staff--this means that you are getting support with questions and suggestions directly from the creators of the product. EPC supports school staff and educators; home users will need to get support from their instrutor and/or designated school staff.
Updates are automatic, without cost, and without any software to install or upgrade! Since this is a product developed directly by EPC, new features and enhancements based on instructor feedback are continuously added for all users to enjoy.