This is a multi-billion dollar market globally, but good information about it is hard to find.
Carrboro, NC (PRWEB) September 29, 2011
Tagoras today announced the official launch of a free site dedicated to reporting on technology developments and new programs in the world of adult continuing education and professional development. Powered by the Tumblr blogging platform, the ALTDigest feed at http://altdigest.tumblr.com will provide an ongoing stream of news from trade and professional associations, educational technology and content vendors, and other organizations active in the market for lifelong learning.
“This is a multi-billion dollar market globally,” said Tagoras managing director Jeff Cobb, “but finding reliable, ongoing information about activity in the market is very difficult. We view this new service as one more step toward providing better information to anyone interested in the market – whether as a purchaser of learning products and services, as an investor, or as someone who wants to know more about the activities of peer organizations.”
The service is free both to readers and to any organization or company that wants to submit news. News can be submitted through the Tagoras Web site at http://www.tagoras.com/altdigest/submit/.
“If an association announces a hybrid conference or a new online learning community, we want to share that. If a vendor has a major upgrade to their platform or a big new client, we want to share that,too. We don’t promise to publish every news item that is submitted,” said Cobb, “but if it is truly relevant to the market for continuing education and professional development, we’ll run it.”
Tagoras is the publisher of multiple research reports focused on the market for continuing education, including Association Learning + Technology: State of the Sector. The new site is an outgrowth of the association sector updates it has traditionally provided – and will continue to provide – through its monthly Association Learning/Technology Digest e-newsletter.
Tagoras provides expert strategy, marketing, and technology guidance to help organizations maximize the reach, revenue, and impact of their educational offerings. Its clients have included the National Association of Corporate Directors, the International City/County Managers Association, the North Carolina Association of CPAs, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), Booke Seminars (a Division of Aon), Advanced Energy, and CASTLE Worldwide.