Advances in Business Education & Training is a Book Series to foster advancement in the field of Business Education and Training. It serves as an international forum for scholarly and state-of-the-art research and development into all aspects of Business Education and Training.
This new volume deals with several aspects of the challenge to design learning in and for a changing world. The first part concerns program development. How to build curricula that are future-proof? Principles to innovate our curricula are identified. It answers the question how we can incorporate the need for change in our thinking about curriculum-development and identify the necessary elements to incorporate in our curricula. The second part focuses on the increasing diversity of students and employees within our schools and organizations, in terms of culture, language, and perception of ability, gifts, and talents. This offers a range of opportunities, but at the same time can possibly jeopardize some processes that are taken for granted. Chapters in this part analyze the processes that play a crucial role in dealing with this diversity and identify educational practices that can help to harvest the potential that lies within this diversity. The third part of this book digs further into the possibilities that are opened up by the implementation of ICT-support in our learning environments. E-learning provides tools to adapt these environments to the needs of an increasingly diverse student-population. In the last part we focus specifically on the workplace and how learning can be designed in such a way that employees are equipped for a shifting workplace. On the one hand it is looked how training can affect performance in the workplace. Does learning transfer to the work environment? On the other hand it is questioned how one can design affordances to trigger learning in the workplace.
Healthcare costs are a serious problem, and most of us feel helpless to do anything about it. Author Barry Lionel Posner gives readers a guide to making financially savvy healthcare decisions and he provides a roadmap of how smart healthcare choices can lead to instant cost savings. His book gives readers insight and practical guidelines for bringing down their own expenses. Each chapter has tips and strategies for saving money without compromising care. Early chapters give a broad picture of the myriad healthcare options out there, including the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and help the reader navigate the choices to find the option that will work best for their specific needs. Following chapters help readers find ways to save money on prescription drugs, surgeries, preventative care, diagnostic tests, and even doctor visits. In the final chapters the readers will learn how to understand medical bills, find mistakes, and negotiate lower payments. Readers will find this book filled with effective strategies for obtaining optimum value in the age of Obamacare. Whether readers have a large family or no dependents, whether they're self-employed or under-employed, chronically ill or doctor-avoidant, they can find the best health options at the best price.
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