This important book presents new research from around the world in the field of education. Technological advancement has broadened educational, employment and training opportunities for students and adults with disabilities via distance education. This book reviews the breadth of distance learning initiatives and their benefits and challenges for learners with disabilities. Furthermore, it is generally known that continuous learning and upgrading of knowledge in any area may result in a relatively permanent change of behaviour. This book examines how providing health care workers with knowledge in the area of nosocomial infections may result in a more consistent implementation of hygienic and other reasonable measures for the prevention of nosocomial infections. Patients and the general public are now better educated and have access to vast amounts of medical knowledge. This book also reviews the current status of medical decision-making, highlights the challenges in trying to ensure that patients are empowered to participant in their decisions.
Other chapters in this book discuss how a child's bilingualism may affect his/her linguistic and cognitive skills, the benefits of traditional e-learning for students and a discussion on Problem Based Learning (PBL) model, in which problems appear at the beginning of the learning sequence, being introduced by the teacher and solved by the students.