Stating it just as well -- and, honestly, much better -- than I ever could, my colleague +Seán McHugh
has crafted a beautiful deconstruction of the typing vs. handwriting argument. He notes that:
"This may come as a surprise to many, but typing faster is not the primary objective of learning to touch-type; rather it is a desired side effect. Once you are able to type with all ten fingers without needing to look down at the keyboard, your overall productivity when using a computer will improve dramatically."
He goes on to describe the research results and why teaching touch typing -- as a practice that supports good writing habits, thus building better writers -- is so important.
Read more, and then prepare to enter the debate yourself during our "digital deliberations" during our Thursday morning session!https://doverdlc.blogspot.com/2016/04/typing-vs-writing.html