Investigating the Interplay between New Technology and Continuing Professional Education
Abstract: The rapid advancement of technology has allowed connections across time and place, meaningful collaboration between peers of all experience levels, and the sharing of knowledge and resources that were previously not possible with traditional face-to-face modes of instruction. This has significantly affected the evolution of continuing professional education (CPE). CPE plays an important role in assisting professionals in efficiently adapting to updated rules and regulations and competently severing in their fast-changing work environments. As advancing technology alters skill requirements, online CPE is quickly gaining prominence in a large variety of fields as a viable option for practitioners. In this presentation, we will discuss how emerging technologies such as social media, massive open online courses, augmented and virtual reality, microcredentials, and digital badges has shaped and shifted trends and directions in CPE.