Educational Problem Solving

This article introduces the educational solutions module of the world’s most recent personal and professional problem-solving site, describing competitive offerings, the customer profile, problem-oriented solutions, target markets, product offerings, and usability features. It concludes that the module is a major contribution to the information superhighway.


This article introduces the educational solutions module of the world’s most recent personal and professional problem-solving site. The report is addressed to those readers who may have an academic problem bogging them and may, therefore, be looking for a way out of their predicament. The reader may be a parent, child, or student.

It is a common fact of life that we all have problems. We are often frustrated or lash out because of our inability to find accessible and reliable information about our issues. This specialist site fills this need – as our pragmatic friend for solving our educational problems.

Educational Problem

To be of the greatest use to people, a problem-solving site must combine pragmatic discussions of their personal or professional problems with merchant products that provide more detailed information. Typically, the website will provide free information in news, articles, and advice, directing the visitor on how to solve her problems. Complementing this, the website will also provide merchant products that discuss how the visitor can resolve her situation in detail. This means that the most effective, visitor-oriented problem-solving site will be an information-packed commercial site – and so will the world’s most recent personal and professional problem-solving site and its specialist sites. The approach we have adopted below describes competitive offerings, the customer profile, problem-oriented solutions, target markets, product offerings, and usability features.

Competitive Offerings


The following are the top educational sites on the Internet and their offerings. US Department of Education. It defines the US education policy and provides information on financial aid, academic research and statistics, grants and contracts, and teaching and learning resources. Educational Testing Service. It offers a range of test resources. It provides educational games for K-8 kids. Provides fun-to-learn tools and games for kids. GEM. It offers educational resources such as lesson plans and other teaching and learning resources. Education World. It provides advice on lesson plans, professional development, and technology integration. NASA Education Enterprise. It provides educational materials and information relating to space exploration. Spartacus Educational. It is a British online encyclopedia that focuses on historical topics. Department for Education and Skills. It is a UK government department site that offers information and advice on various educational and skills issues.

Times Educational Supplement. It offers teaching news, teaching & educational resources, and active forums to help UK teachers. All these sites are useful in the domains that they cover. Their main limitations are as follows:

1. They tend to cover only a very narrow educational market segment.
2. They do not take the daily educational needs of the typical family as their starting point.
3. They lack a problem focus; i.e., they do not formulate the typical learning and educational problems that pupils, students, and parents face daily.
4. Because of the preceding point, the solutions offered are not as incisive (i.e., as problem-centered) as they could be.
5. They do not offer merchant products that deepen the visitor’s understanding of her problem and the consequent solutions.

The educational solutions module of the world’s most recent personal and professional problem-solving site addresses these problems by targeting a diversity of market segments, adopting a customer profile that fits the typical education-pursuing family, considering the specific needs or issues that this family may face, offering incisive (problem-centered) solutions to the various topics, and offering a range of merchant products that deepen the visitor’s appreciation of her difficulties and of the solutions that apply to them.

Customer Profile

The educational solutions module’s customer profile or target visitor characteristics are the same as for all specialist sites of the world’s most recent personal and professional problem-solving sites. The site has been designed to meet visitors’ needs with an educational problem bogging them. It is intended for males and females, even though it is often convenient to refer to just one sex when writing.

This visitor uses search engines to research information about her personal or professional problems and find solutions to them. The visitor is serious about solving her situation and is willing to buy products that help her achieve her mission, provided that she can find reliable and honest information about relevant products to make an informed decision about which ones to acquire. This information will help her apply her finances economically and avoid wasting money.

The visitor will want a money-back guarantee so that if a product does not live up to expectations or if she was misled into buying a product, she can get a refund. Such a guarantee absolves her of purchase risks.

The visitor is intelligent (without necessarily being a genius), educated (without necessarily being a Ph.D.), Computer literate (without necessarily being a computer guru), and money-minded (without necessarily being a freebie hunter or an unemployed person). This, of course, does not mean that freebie hunters or unemployed persons cannot gain a thing from the site. On the contrary, there is a great deal of free information on the site, so it is hard to see how anyone can gain the full benefits of the site without buying products.

The visitor wants high-quality information products (usually digital) and wants to pay the lowest price for these (without spending so much emphasis on a price that she compromises quality). The visitor also wants free bonus offers attached to the purchased goods.

The visitor is self-reliant and can cope independently by reading, digesting, and applying advice about her problem until she solves it or discovers that she needs help from a professional. At this point, her acquired knowledge will help her to reduce her consulting fees. As a result of the knowledge gained, the visitor will assess consultants to avoid incompetent or fraudulent ones.

Problem-centered Solutions

Our free solutions are organized through pragmatic articles that top experts write. Each article addresses a specific daily problem but does not go into detail. It explains the situation and tells the visitor what she must do to solve her problem. However, it does not say to the visitor how she must solve it – this is too much for an article. To determine how the visitor must buy a product (usually an e-book or e-book set) that goes into greater depth.

The set of educational articles that we have chosen to provide the initial solution to a visitor’s problem are as follows: Signs of a Gifted Child – Informs parents on how to identify whether or not their children are gifted. Essential Parenting Lessons for Enriching Your Child’s Education – Teaches parents how to enhance their child’s education. Using Positive Affirmations to Be a Better Student – Teaches students how to use positive affirmations to improve their performance. They Are Just Afraid of Writing – Teaches writing skills to students. How Can Parents Encourage Their Children to Read? – Shows parents how they can improve their children’s reading skills.

Test Preparation Tutoring – Discusses tutoring students to prepare for tests or exams. Test-Taking Strategies – Discusses various strategies for taking and passing tests or exams. Playing and Winning the Scholarship Game – Describes how to win scholarships. How to Get a Scholarship to a UK University – Describes how to win scholarships to a UK university. Saving Money for College – Instruct students on how to save money to prepare for college. Student Loans: When Your Educational Dreams Can’t Compete with the Cost – Explains the benefits of a student loan.

Education Loans Can Fund a Higher Degree to Boost Your Career – Also explains to students the benefits of a student loan. The Secret to US Department of Education Loans – Teaches students how to get a US DoE loan to finance their higher education. Student Loan Consolidation – Save Money, Pay Less, Spend More – Explain to graduates how to use loan consolidation to reduce their loan repayments. Higher Education: Finding the Right College for You – How to find the right college or university for their higher education studies. Mobile Learning – An Alternative Worth Considering – Explains the concept of mobile learning and its place in education.

Online Degrees – Is Online Education Right for You? – Analyses the merits of online learning compared to traditional learning. An Online College Education Overview – Reviews the whole concept of online learning. Finding the Right Quotation for Your Paper or Speech Online – This Shows writers and speakers how to find the right quotation to use in their writings or speeches. Collaboration: An Important Leadership Development Skill – Explores the useful concept of collaboration and its role in leadership development. At the end of each article is a list of merchant products that supplement the article’s content. A link is also included for accessing the educational product catalog.

Target Markets and Product Offerings

Let us turn to the target markets and their product offerings. We have positioned the segments to address a visitor’s various needs over time, and at any given time, a customer may belong to one or more of the market segments. There are three general classes of products offered: ClickBank products, Google products, and eBay products. Google and eBay products are presented on each page of the site. ClickBank products are grouped into product categories that match the target markets. These categories and their markets are as follows.

Children and Parenting. This consists of visitors who want parenting solutions for improving their children’s upbringing. Their needs are met through the Children and Parenting section of the educational product catalog. Difficult Admissions. This consists of visitors who want to learn how to get admission into top universities. Their needs are met through the Difficult Admissions section of the educational product catalog.


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