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Dr. Leigh E. Zeitz, Ph.D.

Sunburst integrated into Type to Learn keyboarding software valuable input and feedback from teachers, students, and renowned keyboarding instruction expert Dr. Leigh E. Zeitz, Ph.D., an Associate Professor for Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Northern Iowa. He involves pre- and in-service teachers in emerging technologies, data-driven decision-making, digital portfolios, and technology coordination. Dr. Zeitz is a technology innovator himself, continually exploring new ways to make learning more exciting and relevant through the use of technology. He was a technology coordinator for six years at Price Laboratory School, and has taught at all grade levels from first through twelfth grade, including at several universities.

Dr. Zeitz has written 7 books, including the "2005 Keyboarding Made Simple: Learn the Best Techniques for Keyboarding Like a Pro," authored over 60 articles, and given over 100 presentations on three continents about technology and education. He maintains the Keyboarding Research website and database at and writes numerous blogs on technology and education at His recent research focuses on building communication skills in elementary students through keyboarding. Dr. Zeitz received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Computers-in-Education from the University of Oregon.

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