Professional Development Market in Europe 2016-2020
ABSTRACTAbout Professional Development
Professional development in the education sector refers to specialized training, workshops, courses, or advanced professional learning intended to help educators such as teachers, administrators, and others to improve their professional competence and effectiveness. The professional development market has evolved over the years to include a wide portfolio of services and products, which are designed to improve the quality of educators.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the professional development market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 4.13% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the professional development market in Europe for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of products and services that cater to educators in the professional development market in Europe.Technavio's report, Professional Development Market in Europe 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Professional Development Market in Europe 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the professional development market in Europe: Discovery Education, Edmodo, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Cambridge English Teacher, CAST Professional Learning, Creative Education, Creativity Workshop, Digital Learning Tree, ETI Malta, ETS Global, Goethe-Institut, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kaizen Teaching School Alliance, Learners Edge, Lynda.com, and Regent.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing popularity of mobile learning to enhance delivery of professional development courses is a recent trend gaining traction in the market. Professional development is a necessary to help educators upskill and reskill, and improve their professional competence. With the increase in adoption of smartphones and increase in 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 and anywhere. In addition, mobile learning in professional development can enhance the collaboration between educators by enabling them to share resources and thoughts effectively and seamlessly.”
According to the report, emergence of online credentials is a key driver contributing to this market’s growth. The Professional Development Learning Network (PDLN) provides educators with a platform to customize their professional development requirements. The company has started awarding digital badges, which have embedded metadata to improve the portability and credibility of the certifications awarded by them. The company also partnered with Dremel to provide professional development platform for the use of Dremel 3D Idea Builder printer.
Further, the report states that increasing threat from MOOCs is a major challenge this market is facing. Coursera has entered the teacher education market with its foray into early childhood education and K-12 segments with 28 MOOCs. MOOCs will help in the professional development of teachers who teach in institutions that lack the resources to fund and support teachers. A lot of courses are available free of cost and are creating an awareness about avenues, which can widen the scope of growth for teachers. The company has partnered with school districts to assess the training needs of teachers.
Discovery Education, Edmodo, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson, Cambridge English Teacher, CAST Professional Learning, Creative Education, Creativity Workshop, Digital Learning Tree, ETI Malta, ETS Global, Goethe-Institut, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kaizen Teaching School Alliance, Learners Edge, Lynda.com, Regent.
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