Firstly, a big thank you to all of the over 200 beta-testers who took part in previewing and critiquing the 2016 Edition of Rocket Languages courses.
We gathered a lot of really useful information that should make the new Edition even better than we intended! (To those few that have still to fill in the survey please do so asap, the more information we receive the better we can make it for everybody!)
Quite a lot of people asked about the release date for the 2016 Edition and I am happy to be able to announce that we are aiming for October 12th to get the first stage released to all members.
There will be changes happening after that date but the key components will be ready to go (well that's what our IT team have been telling me!).
For those that are interested, the beta test involved people logging into the beta version of the 2016 Edition then, after they had used it for a while, filling in a survey.
The survey asked about the IMPROVEMENT in the various Tests and layouts. Note that this score was out of 5, with a score of 2.5 meaning that the experience was the same as the current version.
Dashboard layout = 3.7 out of 5
Rocket Record = 4.0 out of 5
Hear it Say it = 3.8 out of 5
Write it = 3.8 out of 5
Know it = 3.9 out of 5
Play it = 3.7 out of 5
Considering that we have still to implement the recommendations from the beta testers, which should improve things further, this is a great result!
Here are some typical comments from beta testers about the 2016 edition.
Great job. I had fun and learned a lot that I thought I already knew. I'm looking forward to more study and additional lessons
This was highly entertaining, too. I tried some grotesque pronunciations and a broad Texan-type accent just to see what it would come up with. Handled the accent really well. Love this tool!
Looking forward to the release!