Time constraints, budgets, and travel restrictions make it difficult for many industry professionals to continue their professional education.  Webinars offer an excellent solution. The Transported Asset Protection Association (AMERICAS) finds 5 benefits of their webinar series.

Flexibility
Webinars enable members to access learning material anywhere at any time. This is exciting news for those who do not have time or geographic access learning material.

Timetable Availability
The learning timetables of seminars offered at onsite meetings do not provide flexibility to members. Webinars have made it possible for members to log in and access the webinars on-demand in the members-only library.

Cost-effective
Members who use webinars for education find it cheaper since traveling costs and other expenses that demanded by onsite learning.  It also allows them to gain additional membership value by increasing their access to the benefits of member engagement and online learning.

Interactivity
Speakers are more approachable online, and members are more comfortable asking questions through chats and discussions as opposed to face-to-face interactions. Webinars put all attendees in an equal position to contribute to the virtual seminar.

Better Understanding of Content

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, "on average, members in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." The department of education found out that members who take online learning perform better than those who use face-to-face learning.

All that said, it is no surprise that webinars are gaining in adoption worldwide as online continuing professional education. TAPA-The Americas is taking advantage of this technology to offer members and industry specialist an affordable and time-sensitive resource for advancing their knowledge and exchanging best practices.