Ongoing education has always been essential to staying current on the knowledge and latest practices across professional fields. But never has the pace of change been as rapid as today.
Fortunately, the range and speed of continuing education tools and resources is greater than ever as well. In addition to traditional avenues like university extension courses, trade publications, conferences and forums, and professional coaching and mentoring, business professionals now have instant access to the latest research and practices in their fields through focused news sites, blogs, ebooks, and distance learning.
There are also helpful online sites and tools beyond Lynda.com for continuing professional education and development. Here are four of the most interesting and popular options for keeping up with professional practices or learning new skills.