Research and Markets - US Professional Development Market CAGR Growth of 4.45% by 2020 - Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report 2016-2020 - Key Vendors: Pearson Education, Learners Edge, Digital Learning Tree
The report forecasts the Professional Development Market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 4.45% during the period 2016-2020.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: An emerging trend which is expected to boost market growth tremendously is mobile learning. Professional development is a necessary tool for both up-skilling and re-skilling educators and improving their professional competence. With the increase in adoption of smartphones and Internet penetration, mobile learning should be incorporated by key players to enhance the delivery of professional development courses.
Mobile learning will enable educators to circumnavigate time constraints and get access to learning material anytime anywhere. Also, mobile learning in professional development can enhance the collaboration between educators by enabling them to share resources and thoughts effectively and easily.
According to the report, a key growth driver is innovations in technology which complement professional development courses. Adaptive learning is an emerging feature in professional development tools. For instance, TeachLivE offers virtual classroom. The teacher, who drives the simulation can observe, react, and adapt to the behavior of students and interact with them accordingly. On the other hand, the virtual students respond to the presentation, voice, and body language of the teacher.
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