Posts from December 2015

YOU, THE BUYER

December 21, 2015

PART FOUR — “The Design & Vendor Review”   December 21, 2015 Six years ago, I posted a series of blogs designed to aid the buyer in navigating the purchasing process.  With new edits, and some rewriting, to bring them up-to-date, here they are again —- written from your point of view.  This final one is Part Four, “the design and vendor review.” Here are some essential design elements you should expect...

YOU, THE BUYER

December 16, 2015

PART THREE — “The Media Review” December 16, 2015 Six years ago, I wrote a series of blogs designed to aid the buyer in navigating the purchasing process. With new edits and rewriting to bring them up-to-date, here they are again —- written from your point of view. This one is Part Three, “the media review.” Confucius is credited with the following: “I HEAR AND I FORGET, I SEE AND I REMEMBER,...

YOU, THE BUYER, part 2

December 14, 2015

“Readability Review” December 14, 2015 Six years ago, I wrote a series of blogs designed to aid the buyer in navigating the purchasing process. With new edits to bring them up-to-date, here they are again —- written from your point of view. This one is Part Two, the “readability review.” Ever hear of the Flesch-Kincaid readability tests? There are two of them: The Flesch Reading Easiness and the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level tests...

YOU, THE BUYER PART ONE – The Previewing Process (originally posted in 2009)

December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 Six years ago, I posted a series of blogs written to aid the buyer in navigating the purchasing process. So, with new edits to bring them up-to-date, here they are again —- written from your point of view. More “live to regret it” decisions are made during the buying process than you can probably imagine. Worse, the wasted money that your company will spend — and, the wasted time...

MATH SCORES DOWN

December 7, 2015

December 7, 2015 “For 25 years, through four presidential administrations, U.S. schools could rely on one small truth: Math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP test, always went up. Not this year. The latest results of the biennial tests, given to thousands of students and nicknamed “The Nation’s Report Card,” show a first-ever drop in math scores for the randomly selected students in both fourth- and eighth-grade students...

CHOOSE MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING

December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015. Education and Training have clearly embraced the multi-sensory learning world — and, with good reason. “Technology is the ultimate carrot for students. It’s something they want to master. Learning to use it enhances their self-esteem and makes them excited about coming to school. The computer can be an empowering tool to students. They have a voice and it’s not in any way secondary to anybody else’s voice. It’s an...