UMBC’s ISD Graduate Program prepares students to enter the in-demand field of ELearning through relevant internships and a portfolio requirement, which offers tangible professional evidence of experience. In today’s Industry Roundup we take a look at the ever-increasing growth of the ELearning industry and what this means for professionals entering the field. We also look at the new face of farming, the legacy of the the Mars Rover Opportunity, and the Spawning of new tech and how this will change how we do business.

Industry Roundup is brought to you by UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies, offering a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degree and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities.


The Field of E Learning Continues its Climb

According to Forbes Magazine, E Learning is the future. They point to a pretty cool fact in this article that the global E Learning market is expected to reach $325 billion by 2025. It’s noted that “Traditional educational approaches like colleges and universities, in addition to corporate training departments, are embracing the digital reality – from using online platforms to leveraging VR and AR for training.”


The New Face of Farming

As the world’s population continues to rise, so too does the agricultural demand to feed people. What does the future hold for farmers attempting to keep plows moving, soils healthy, and produce blooming? Experts have their eyes set to a much different view of this landscape. Enter the age of tech and steel on the farmlands.


Celebrating the End of The Mars Rover Opportunity

Done in by a giant dust storm last year, NASA celebrates the end of a fifteen year era with the Mars Rover Opportunity. Designed to last only three months, the Rover made NASA proud. During its time traveling the planet, it showed scientists a glimpse into fine layers of rock that preserved ripples of flowing water, a prerequisite for life, from several billion years ago.


The Spawning of New Tech

Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence is paving the way for gigantic new companies who will have tremendous impact on society. Everything from drones to medical devices will power in a new way of doing business as we now know it.


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