Why I am so appreciative of the Elsmar Cove

BradM

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#1
I'm no great instructor, mind you. But after teaching several semesters, you get pretty adept at reading non-verbal communication. Many times when I am teaching Operations Management I can tell that students... don't understand the relevancy of a lot of the material. I really feel they think it's useless looking quality issues, capacity, forecasting, flow, etc.; as they think the businesses... already have it figured out. Or, they feel the simple approaches are outdated and not useful in today's business.

I was able to share with them this post, Which gives an everyday example of some of the challenges businesses face today.

Then, I show them Bev's post, which teaches more than a textbook. Here is an individual with an incredible set of skills. But she drives home the point I try to make so many times: Keep it simple; and make sure you understand the process before you do anything.

I consider it a daily blessing to have the Cove (and the Quality Forum) available for free, and have soooo many helpful people participating here. I'm not just talking about the "long-timers" or the moderators. I'm talking about all of you. There is so much wisdom shared here by so many, I can't thank them enough.

I would like to say this... I know enough statistics to know I'm not that good at it. :D The individuals here who help with statistics are amazing. They spend a lot of time on many of these posts. More importantly, they start out trying to teach the posters to understand their data and the process, and always try to keep things simple first; before trying to utilize the more complex tools. I would take the Statisticians/number crunchers on here over any academic; any day of the week; and twice on weekends.

So I may not get around to thanking all of you every time. But I do want to let you sincerely how much I appreciate all of you and your contributions. Don't think they go unnoticed. :agree1:
 
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Colin

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Re: Why I am so appreciative of the Cove

Great post Brad and I endorse your comments. I am reminded of the old saying:

What I hear I forget, what I what I see I remember but what I do I understand.

Learning point number 1 for tutors I believe is to get the students actively involved doing things rather that talking at them.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
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Content is always "king", but a searchable database is the key to the library. That's why I started this way back when. Lots of great discussions, but back then no one was really using a searchable database. That's why so much of the old ListServes were impotent and so much is now lost.

An old post copied from the old Jennejohn ListServe, long gone, from 1998 popped up the other day and reminded me of why I started this forum.
 

GStough

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#6
Content is always "king", but a searchable database is the key to the library. That's why I started this way back when. Lots of great discussions, but back then no one was really using a searchable database. That's why so much of the old ListServes were impotent and so much is now lost.

An old post copied from the old Jennejohn ListServe, long gone, from 1998 popped up the other day and reminded me of why I started this forum.
And so many of us are so very thankful that you did, Marc! I know that from personal experience, information that I found here has saved my sanity and helped make things better in previous lives. And I still come here to learn and help wherever and whenever I can.
 

AMIT BALLAL

Trusted Information Resource
#8
Something I should have said is that Elsmar is you and all the others that have helped people over the years. An empty database is useless.

My heartfelt Thank You to everyone who has helped others here over the years.

Thanks Marc for creating such as great forum. Elsmar has helped me a lot during beginning of my career in QMS. There was no one who would guide me and answer the questions I had. I was fortunate to find this beautiful forum and helped to develop my skills.

Members of this forum have helped me a lot and I will always be thankful to them.

I check elsmar several times a day because I love this forum and contribute wherever possible.

Thanks a ton!

Regards,
Amit
 
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