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Technology Trends: Five Ways Technology Is Improving Professional Development


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The eLearning Industry is expected to reach $107 billion in 2015. The success can be attributed to technology and the many benefits offered to eLearners. Take a look at the advantages eLearners are seeing today and explore opportunities for your organization.

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Technology Trends: Five Ways Technology Is Improving Professional Development

  1. 1. Technology Trends: 5 Ways Technology Is Improving Professional Development iCohere Unified Learning System Walnut Creek, CA  Washington, DC
  2. 2. Technology is transforming professional development. We have reached the time where the only thing holding back professional development is the professional. Education and technology have deeply interconnected, and today, there is the opportunity to learn anytime and anywhere.
  3. 3. The global eLearning market is expected to reach $107 billion in 2015. For professionals of all ages and fields, having a professional development plan can help improve current job performance and expand the opportunity for advancement. From Baby Boomers to Millennials, learners feel comfortable researching online, watching instructional videos and pursuing professional development. Source:
  4. 4. The self-paced eLearning market is growing approximately 9%per year and should reach $49 billion in 2015. Source:
  5. 5. Industry growth will continue as more programs and learning systems expand the benefits for eLearners. Look at the advantages eLearners are seeing today.
  6. 6. Advantage #1: Opportunity for Learning Anyone wishing to advance their career or stay current on industry progress can do so on a variety of levels. At one time, budgets, time and travel were significant barriers for continuing education. Now, professionals can stay up-to-date by attending online webinars or take advanced training through online workshops, courses and conferences.
  7. 7. Advantage #2: Quality of Content Professional learners are no longer limited to textbooks and one instructor. Virtual technology opens the door to digital content which is more flexible, customizable and searchable. The quality of learning content is continuously improving and strengthening the online learning experience.
  8. 8. Advantage #3: Accountability Online learning is often more accountable than traditional classroom learning. Technology can be used to monitor student progress with assignments, assessments, and other course activities. As a result, the education received is highly credible.ACCOUNTABILITY
  9. 9. Advantage #4: Knowledge and Expertise Online peer communities provide the opportunity for professionals to engage with others in the industry and share information. The communities provide access to experience and knowledge that would otherwise take years to obtain. Professionals can develop a strong network in which to share about industry challenges, and develop solutions using feedback from others who have overcome the challenges.
  10. 10. Advantage #5: Theories and Applications The world of virtual reality simulation is one of the newest forms of virtual training and is used for clinical purposes and other fields to test theories and applications. When used to its full advantage online learning brings theory to life. Through the power of multimedia such as classrooms, interviews, and video demonstration, learners are more engaged than with traditional textbook learning.
  11. 11. Ready to Build a Robust Online Learning Program? Here are resources to help gain expertise in building an online program and other virtual channels. 1. Moving 2 Virtual – The iCohere blog packed with valuable tips and resources for virtual communities, conferences, courses and webinars. 2. Meetings Without Walls – A six-week course to earn certification in virtual event producing. 3. Webinar Trainings – Complimentary trainings offered by iCohere to learn more about Unified Learning and what it can do for your organization.
  12. 12. Looking for more information to improve your online learning programs? Attend any of the iCohere Learning Webinars and Grab your copies of the free eBooks A Guide To Creating And Launching The Perfect Webinar and A Guide To Creating Successful Online Communities.
  13. 13. ABOUT ICOHERE iCohere, Inc. is a global provider of cloud-based learning management and professional development solutions. The company offers the world’s first platform for Unified Learning. Unified Learning is about integrating different modes of learning into a single, consistent user experience. The "all-in- one" integrated system is flexible enough for online conferences, collaborative eLearning courses, large-scale webinars, and online communities of practice. Connect with iCohere online: Web Site: GSA: YouTube: Twitter: For more information and a free educational consultation, please contact Lance A. Simon, CGMP, CVEP at or at (202) 870-6146.