Typing words is becoming less of a challenge, and a Dallas typing instructor believes mobile technology is taking the skill out of keyboarding.

Dallas typing instructor Julie Phillips says predictive keyboards on smartphones and tablet touch screens that guess which words are being typed may make keyboarding go the way of cursive writing lessons in elementary schools.

Mobile technology analysts say keyboards likely won't disappear from computers. But mobile phone-makers say speed is important, and predictive screens decrease the time needed to type — or thumb — each word.