Infographic: What’s the Elearning market got in store for 2014-2016?

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We recently released a report that analyzed the worldwide elearning market and set out the added value of elearning initiatives. If you don’t have your copy yet, the Elearning Market Trends & Forecast 2014 – 2016 is available here for free download.


For those who want a quick review of the key takeaways of that report, we’ve put together this convenient infographic that summarizes the main points:

Did you know?

  • Within the training industry, the elearning sector has grown consistently in recent years.
  • The worldwide elearning market will show fast and significant growth over the next three years.
  • The worldwide market for self-paced elearning (worth $35.6bn in 2011) is estimated to be growing at around 7.6% a year.
  • According to recent regional studies, the Asian market is showing the highest annual growth rate, at 17.3%; followed by Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America at 16.9%, 15.2%, and 14.6%, respectively.
  • The market for learning management systems (LMS) is currently worth $2.55bn worldwide.
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is helping to increase the size of the e-learning market.
  • Surveys show that SaaS brings: speed of implementation; savings on capital expenditures, and savings in terms of operational expenses.
  • In mature markets, the biggest trend of 2014 is turning a cost-driven system like an LMS into a revenue generating system. (check this blog post for more on that!)
  • With the inflow of an estimated $6bn of venture capital over the past five years, elearning is being driven by:
    • startup dot-com entrepreneurs
    • big corporations
    • for-profit spin-off ventures
    • big and small universities