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This book offers a set of learning principles to support the design of rich learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) higher education, including detailed evaluations and discussions for a variety of science subjects. Further, it presents a professional learning framework that can be used to support the implementation of blended learning technologies to increase buy-in from academic staff, to support grass roots initiatives, to develop a sense of community, and to sustain change. The principles developed here will help readers to think about blended learning from a learner´s perspective, put learning first, and develop activities that will help learners achieve better learning outcomes. In addition, the book addresses how to design rich, evidence-based, blended learning experiences that support learning. It demonstrates a range of learning principles in practice, with step-by-step instructions, and includes templates, supporting material, instructions and other resources to help teachers embed and adapt designs in their own subject. Readers will be equipped with an expanded toolkit of resources, designs, ideas and activities that can be directly applied in a variety of subject areas.
Ease the M&A process with a more effective integration plan The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions is the ultimate handbook for planning and managing post-merger integration. Packed full of ´´how to´´ guidance, tools, templates, and resources that have been put to the test on numerous due diligence and integration efforts around the world, The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions has been the go-to guide for firms seeking to maximize the value of their deals since the release of the first edition in 1999. Poor integration management virtually ensures that a merger or acquisition will fail to meet financial and strategic goals. The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions provides the information that enables firms to quickly and prudently capture projected cost and revenue synergies, and to move the combined organization forward. The book addresses strategic deal considerations, due diligence, integration management, people dynamics and cultural integration, common integration mistakes, communications strategies, and provides actionable steps toward creating measurable, positive results throughout the integration process. The updated third edition contains new information and tools to help firms in any industry manage deals of all sizes, including: Results of The State of M&A Integration Effectiveness Survey, 2014 A new chapter on the M&A process deal stages, with an expanded Deal Flow Model Findings of substantial M&A research from various studies in multiple industries and organizations, supporting the concepts presented throughout the book New and revised tools and templates for due diligence, integration, and results measurement and reporting New case examples of recent transactions Highlighted ´Key Principles´ throughout each chapter A summary of key points at the end of each chapter Discussion questions addressing 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003062/bk_gdan_003062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An in-depth look at how to create and use key performance indicators (KPIs), from the King of KPIs - now updated and expanded! By exploring measures that have transformed businesses, David Parmenter has developed a methodology that is breathtaking in its simplicity and yet profound in its impact. Now in an updated and expanded Second Edition, Key Performance Indicators is a proactive guide representing a significant shift in the way KPIs are developed and used, with an abundance of implementation tools, including: The four foundation stones that lead the development and use of KPIs. A 12-step model for developing and using KPIs with guidelines. A KPI resource kit including worksheets, workshop programs, and questionnaires. A new and pragmatic approach to finding critical success factors. Over 300 performance measures Implementation variations for small to medium enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. New implementation short cuts. How to brainstorm performance measures. Templates for reporting performance measures. A resource kit for a consultant who is acting as a coach / facilitator to the in-house project team. Now including a discussion of critical success factors, as well as new chapters that focus on implementations issues and ´how to sections´ on finding your CSFs and brainstorming the performance measures that report progress within the CSFs, Key Performance Indicators, Second Edition will help you identify and track your organization´s KPIs to ensure continued and increased success. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Coulter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002072/bk_acx0_002072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.