Years ago, I used to teach typewriting. It is a skill that has proven to be still useful today despite all the advances in technology.
I know there's swyping and the touch screens but the majority of people are still opting for the keyboard because the touch typing speed is, I think, second to none. I wonder if there has been any speed competition between swyping and typing!
I swype with my Samsung Galaxy because the keypad is too small for touch typing. In all other instances, I find that the simple act of tapping away on a keyboard helps to inspire me. I don't know if I could write via swyping or tapping one letter at a time with a stylus pen.
Now back to typewriting and what I wanted to impress on my students was that everyone should be both efficient and effective (at least for exam purposes).
Being efficient means typing a letter in less than the required time and later discovering one or two typo errors.
Being effective means typing a letter in over the required time and having no errors.
The secret to achieving a distinction is to be both efficient and effective. This means typing a letter within the required time and discovering no errors.