Global e-Learning Industry

  • March 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 738 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for e-Learning in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Academic eLearning, and Corporate eLearning. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 384 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Adobe Systems Inc.
Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Articulate Global, Inc.
Assima PLC
Blackboard, Inc.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
eLearning I-3
Corporate eLearning I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1
World Rapidly Becoming "e-Learning" Savvy II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Academic Sector Fueling Growth in eLearning Market II-3
Corporate Sector: Transforming Learning Landscape II-4
Technology Advancements - The Hallmark of e-Learning II-4
Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for eLearning Market II-5
Key Market Drivers II-6
Artificial Intelligence Powers eLearning II-6
eLearning Bails Out Firms from Regulatory Training Hassles II-7
Globalization Fuels eLearning II-7
Factors Restraining Growth of eLearning Programs II-7
Development of Effective Content Material II-7
Availability of Hardware and Networking Infrastructure II-7
Rapidly Changing Technological Environment II-7
Absence of Skilled Trainers II-7

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-8
Technology Factor - A Crucial Input II-8
Technology May be the Latest Fad but Content is King II-8
Edutainment Blends Learning with Entertainment II-8
Open Standards-based Programs - End-user’s Preferred Choice II-8
Commoditization - Vendor’s Worst Nightmares II-8
eLearning 2.0: Potential for Growth II-9
Development of New Instructional Design Models II-9
Government Policies - Critical Determinants of eLearning
Adoption Levels II-9
Growing Demand for Open Source Learning Platforms II-11
Substitutes Threaten Self-Paced eLearning Products II-11
Other eLearning Trends II-11
LMS: A Mature Market II-12
Personal Learning Environments (PLE): The "Next Big Thing" in
e-Learning Market II-12
Internet Penetration: A Key Determinant of eLearning Adoption II-13
Table 1: Worldwide Internet Users by Geographic Region: 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Table 2: Worldwide Internet Penetration Rates by Geographic
Region: 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Online Education Gaining Ground II-15
US: Market Leader in Online Education II-16
MOOCs Presents Sanguine Opportunities II-16
Why MOOC? II-17
Leading MOOCs Providers II-17
Table 3: Worldwide Student Enrollments for Coursera by
Country: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
A List of Select MOOCs Providers and their Institutional
Participants II-18
List of Select MOOCs by Region, Institution and Course Title II-19
Increasing Use of Multimedia Content II-19
M-Learning: eLearning on the Move II-19
Expanding Buyer Base II-21
Table 4: Global Paid Mobile Content Market (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Paid Mobile Learning
Applications by Target Demographic (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21
M-Learning VAS - A Lucrative Market II-22
Smarter Devices, Faster Networks Favor Market Growth II-23
Development of New Mobile Learning Tools and Platforms II-23
Rising Number of Mobile Learning Content Applications II-23
Major Hurdles Facing Adoption of mLearning II-24
Scenario-based eLearning - A Preferred Tool for Real-Life
Situation Training II-24
Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on
Learning II-24
Virtual Classrooms Gain Popularity II-24
English Drives Language Learning Market II-25
Blended Learning - Ideal Combination of Conventional and Modern
Techniques II-25
Simulations Provide Practical Learning Experience II-25
Improvement in Content to Boost Market II-25
Growing Demand for Videoconferencing, Streaming, and Lecture
Capture Solutions II-26
An Overview of Select Lecture Capture Solutions II-26
Self-Paced eLearning Market: A Glance at Major Developments II-27
eLearning in Academic Sector: Taking Share from Corporate Sector II-28
Buying Behavior Varies Across Countries II-28
Countries Averse to Purchasing Translated Non-Localized Content II-28
Localized Needs Drive Development of Indigenous Products II-28

3. WHAT AILS ELEARNING MARKET? II-29
Poor Focus on Strategy II-29
Vendor-Developer Partnerships Continue to be a Major Challenge II-29
Integrating Diverse Standards - A Herculean Task for the Industry II-29
Redundancy and Obsolescence - Eating into Cost Savings II-29
Lack of Acceptable Management Techniques to Measure Effectiveness II-30
Change Management - Critical for Success of any eLearning
Initiative II-30
Need to Realign Pedagogy Models II-30
Interactive and Compelling Content - Need of the Day II-30
Infrastructure Woes Hamper Rapid Proliferation II-30

4. COMPETITIVE OVERVIEW II-31
eLearning Vendors - An Overview II-31
Content Providers II-31
Service Providers II-31
Technology Providers II-32
Partnerships Across Segments on the Rise II-32
Consolidation in eLearning Market II-32
Major MandA Activity in the eLearning Market (2011-2013) II-33
Overseas Acquisitions and Alliances - Playing the Local Card
Globally II-34
Outsourcing - A Relatively New Phenomenon II-35
Why Does it Pay to Outsource? II-35
Cost Savings - Primary Driving Factor II-35
Enhanced and Consistent Instructional Design II-35
A Need to Work with Specialist Vendors II-35
Is Outsourcing an All-Pervading Panacea? II-35
Reorientation Goes a Long Way in Success of Outsourcing Model II-36
Outsourcing Models - An Overview II-36
Single-Step Outsource Model II-36
Dual-Shore Development Model II-36
Totally Outsourced Model II-36
Benefits of Hosted or Outsourced eLearning Services II-36

5. CORPORATE ELEARNING II-37
Prelude II-37
Shift Towards eLearning II-38
Table 5: Global Corporate eLearning Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Content and Software and
Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 6: Online Training as % of Total Training by Modality:
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 7: Training Content Type with Highest Number of
Corporate Training Hours: 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-40
Technology-based Learning: A Tool for Dealing with Attrition
and Talent Shortage II-40
Major Factors Driving Shift towards Technology- Based
Learning Ranked by Importance II-41
Table 8: Time Spent on Learning by Delivery Mode (2002 and
2012): Percentage Breakdown of Learning Hours for
Instructor-Led Classroom, Technology-based Learning and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 9: Major Learning Technologies Deployed for Corporate
Training in the US (2012): Analyzed by Percentage of
Companies Using a Technology (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42
Responsive/Multi-Device Learning Revolutionizes Corporate e-
Learning Market II-42
Leading Providers: A Quick Review II-43
Noteworthy Trends and Issues II-43
Training Budget Constraints Drive eLearning Market II-43
Focus on Bite-Sized eLearning Programs II-44
mLearning in Corporate Sector II-44
Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) Concept in Enterprises Boosts
Adoption II-44
Social Collaboration: The Latest Trend among Companies II-45
Wearable Computing Technology Come in Focus II-45
eLearning Games: Stimulating Learning Process II-45
Changing Demographic Profile Ups Demand for Training II-46
Increased Mobility of Workforce Drives Adoption of eLearning
Programs II-46
Technology - No Longer the Prime Focus of eLearning Market II-46
Knowledge Management - Key to Efficient Organizational
Functioning II-47
eLearning in Small Organizations II-47
It Pays to be in the Rapid eLearning Market II-47
Conventional Vs Rapid eLearning Techniques - A Quick Review II-47
An Overview of Select Rapid Learning Management Systems for
Corporate Training II-48
An Overview of Select Rapid Learning Management Systems for
Education Sector II-49
Rapid eLearning Minimizes Development Time and Cost II-49
Rapid eLearning Aids Faster Content Development II-50
eLearning for Older Employees and Lifelong Learning II-50
Economic Value of Corporate eLearning II-50
European SMEs Lag in eLearning Adoption II-51
Other Trends in Corporate eLearning II-51
Competitive Landscape II-51

6. K-12 and UNIVERSITIES/HIGHER EDUCATION II-52
eLearning in Colleges II-52
Universities - Active Adopters of eLearning Courses II-52
eLearning in Higher Education: Impact on Economy II-52
eLearning Vs Distance Education II-53
Role of Regulations in eLearning II-54
Impact of eLearning in Higher Education II-54
Select Trends and Issues II-54
Governments Foster eLearning Adoption across Schools via
Tablet Devices II-54
Increasing Role of Learner-Generated Content in eLearning
Designs II-55
Small Institutions Look to Cut Costs through Shared Service
Agreements II-55
Focus on Developing Open Resource for Education Sector II-55
Learning Analytics: The Next Big Thing in Online Learning II-56
Growing Significance of Mobile Devices for Learning II-56
Tablet PCs: Giving an Edge to mLearning II-56
HTML5: Aiming to Standardize Mobile Learning Applications II-57
eLearning Trends in K-12 Sector II-57
Using Technology to Monitor Students’ Progress II-57
Mobile Learning Gains Acceptance in K-12 Sector II-58
Cloud Computing: Enabling Collaboration between Teachers and
Students II-58
Social Networking: The Latest eLearning Platform II-58
Educational Gaming - Enticing Students to Learn II-58
eLearning Ensures Adaptive Learning Environments II-59
e-Textbooks - An Ideal Alternative to Conventional Textbooks II-59
Comparison of Different Parameters for Select e-Reader Devices II-59
Online Summer School: Addressing Supplemental Education Needs II-60
Better Understanding of Concepts through Simulation Learning II-60
e-portfolios: The Latest Trend II-60

7. LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (LMS) II-61
Introduction to Learning Management System (LMS) II-61
LMS Perception in Education and Corporate Sphere II-61
LCMS (Learning Content Management Systems): An Extension of LMS II-61
Factors Driving Growth in the LMS Market II-62
Strategy-Based Drivers - An Overview II-62
Development and Implementation of Enterprise eLearning
Initiatives II-62
Integration of Training Information II-62
Alignment of Training Schedules/Processes II-62
Management of Talent and Aptitude II-63
Regulatory Compliance II-63
Efficiency-Based Drivers II-63
Minimizing Cost of Training II-63
eLearning Implementation II-63
Major Issues and Trends II-63
Expanding the Functionality of LMS II-63
Integrating LMS with Web 2.0 Tools II-64
Open Source LMS - An Alternative to Commercial LMS II-64
Snapshot of Select Commercial Education LMSs II-65
Snapshot of Select Free Open Source LMSs II-65
Talent Management: Convergence of Learning and Performance
Management Systems II-66
Benefits of Talent Management II-66
Outsourced LMS Systems - Benefits Galore II-67
Online Education - A New Wave for LMS Growth II-67
Systems Integration - A Major Challenge II-67
Enhanced Analytical Capabilities - A Debatable Issue II-68
Enhanced LCMS Drives Organizations to Internally Develop
eLearning Programs II-68
Competitive Landscape II-68
Table 10: Leading LMS Vendors Worldwide (2013 (E)):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown for SumTotal, SAP, Oracle,
Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, Blackboard, ACS (Xerox),
Skillsoft, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68
Consolidation in the LMS Market: Leaders Embrace Open Source
Solutions II-69
Table 11: Major MandA Activity in Learning Management Systems
Market: 2011-2012 II-69

8. ELEARNING - A CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW II-70
Definition II-70
Why eLearning? II-70
Various Levels of eLearning II-71
Market Classification II-72
Components of eLearning Solution II-72
Variants of eLearning Programs II-73
Online Learning II-73
Virtual Classroom II-73
Performance Support System II-73
Rapid eLearning II-73
Mobile Learning II-73
Forms of eLearning II-74

9. STANDARDS II-75
Need for Standards II-75
Standards in eLearning - A Categorization II-75
Metadata II-75
Content Packaging II-75
Learner Profiles II-75
Accrediting Organizations and Standards II-76
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative II-76
Instructional Management System Global Learning Consortium (IMS) II-76
Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) II-76
Tin Can API: The Next-Generation SCORM II-76
Advantages of Tin Can API II-77
Learning Record Store (LRS): Repository of Learning Statements II-77
Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) II-78
Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering’s
Learning Technology Standards Committee (IEEE LTSC) II-78
World Wide Web Consortium II-78

10. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-79
Smith and Nephew Introduces Education and Evidence E-Learning
Platform II-79
Pharmspective Introduces E-Learning Platform for Healthcare
Decision-Makers II-79
ITpreneurs Unveils eLearning Course for COBIT 5 Foundation II-79
Star Refrigeration Group Unveils Re-branded Version of
eLearning Platform II-80
Connect-i Unveils Opigno LMS II-81
Callidus Software Introduces Litmos Crowd II-81
iSpring Introduces iSpringPresenter 7 II-81
Jenzabar Unveils Jenzabar eLearning II-82
OSS Academy Unveils New LMS II-82
Hexagon Launches HexagonMetrologyU II-82
Elearnity Releases New 9-Gridâ„¢ Bespoke E-Learning Development
and LMS Models II-83
McMander Rolls Out E-learning Modules II-83
Sage VIP Unveils E-learning Training Solution II-83
Berlitz Launches CyberTeachers II-84
Lumesse Unveils CourseBuilder 6M II-84
EGS Releases e-Learning Management System II-85
Xtractor Introduces Next Generation Totara LMS Platform II-85
AAT Adds e-Learning Product to AAT Access II-85
CUNA Expands Trainer’s Portal with 46 New E-Learning Elements II-85
Chandaria Business innovation and Incubation Centre Unveils
Mwaxx Academic Solutions II-86
Namibian College of Open Learning Introduces Notesmaster
Namibia E-Learning Platform II-86
International Customer Management Institute Unveils
Certification Central E-Learning Solution II-87
Georgia Public Library Service to Launch Skillport Learning
Management System II-87
International Powered Access Federation Completes Testing of a
Novel eLearning Module II-88
NLC Introduces LMS Portal Netlearn II-89
Skillsoft Launches Global Code of Conduct e-learning Solution II-89
WBT Launches TopClass Now! II-89
Global Risk Consultants Introduces eLearning II-90
RTI Launches the First Self-Paced Learning Program II-90
Wise Global Training Launches Occupational Safety and Health
eLearning Course II-91
Assima Introduces Vimago Cloud-based Platform II-91
Articulate Introduces Articulate Studio '13 II-92
Blackboard Unveils Integrated Virtual Classroom II-92
Corpedia and Second City Communications Introduce RealBiz
Shorts Ethics and Compliance Video Library Volume 4 II-93
Desire2Learn Introduces New Version of Desire2Learn Learning
Suite II-93
Mzinga Unveils Mzinga Publisher 6.0 E-Learning Content
Authoring Tool II-93
Skillsoft Launches Customizable Courseware Collection for Risk
Mitigation and Compliance Training II-94
Skillsoft Rolls Out Virtual Practice-Labs for Secure, Hands-On
IT Training II-94
McGraw-Hill Education Unveils Upgraded Version of Connect®
Digital Learning Platform II-95
McGraw-Hill Education Launches Range of Digital Products and
Applications II-95
McGraw-Hill Education Introduces SCOREboardâ„¢ Adaptive Learning
Program for US High School Students II-96
McGraw-Hill Education Rolls Out McGraw-Hill Practice
Experiential Learning Game Range II-97
McGraw-Hill Education Introduces LearnSmart Advantage Adaptive
Learning Suite II-97
USG Joins Hands with Desire2Learn to Discover Next-Generation
MOOC II-98
Garmin Unveils G5000 ELearning Pilot Training Program II-98
Sales Performance International Launches IPad-based ELearning
Program II-98
ConnectSolutions Integrates Adobe Connect UCC System with
SuccessFactors LMS II-99
Desire2learn Acquires Knowillage and Releases New Software II-99
Samsung Unveils e-learning Solutions II-100
HCL Learning Introduces Interactive e-Learning Solution II-100
Palantir Solutions Introduces Palantir E-LEARNING Training
Platform II-101
iSpring Solutions Introduces eLearning Course Creating Platform II-101
CAST Unveils e-Learning Training Solution II-101
Social27 Introduces Learn27 with Social Features II-102
Adobe Unveils eLearning Suite 6 II-102
Adobe Presenter 8 II-102
Adobe Captivate 6 II-103
Celcom Axiata Introduces Educube II-103
Lectora Launches Lectora Version 11 II-103
Thomson Reuters Adds FINRA’s Firm Element e-Learning Courses II-103
Intralearn Software and MazikGlobal Technologies Unveil LMS on
Demand II-104
Assima Launches STT Trainer 6.1 II-104
Articulate® Introduces Articulate® Storyline® E-Learning
Authoring Tool II-105
Lumesse Unveils New Version of Lumesse Learning Gateway System II-105
Lumesse Introduces Lumesse On-Demand Learning Content II-106
Cengage Learning and Desire2Learn Collaborate for
Interoperability of Solutions II-106
Desire2Learn and Turnitin Jointly Unveil Desire2Learn®
Learning Suite 10 II-106
Blackboard Bags a Contract from SeU II-107
GPO Launches Novel E-Learning Tool to Host Virtual Meetings
with FDLP II-107
Delhi University to Unveil E-Learning Portal II-107
BlackBag Technologies Unveils iOS and Mac Forensics e-Learning
Program II-107
SkillSoft Launches SkillPort 8® II-108
The Centre for Emergency Response and Public Safety Unveils
Online Training Course for Ontario Firefighters II-108
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
Roll Out edX II-109
MKC Training Services Unveils Cirrus e-learning II-109
Desire2Learn Unveils Learning Suite v10.1 II-109
Articulate® Introduces Articulate Mobile Player App for iPad II-109
IBM Unveils Smarter Education Solution for Educational
Applications II-110
HealthStream Introduces HealthStream Performance Centerâ„¢ for
Hospitals II-110
HealthStream, Laerdal Medical and SimVentures Introduce
SimManagerâ„¢ for Simulation- Powered Training II-110
The Network Launches ReadyTrainingâ„¢ eLearning Curriculum II-111
Videotel Marine International and BIMCO Extend BeDP Service
Using VOD Fleet II-111
MobileComm Professionals Releases Self-Paced ELearning Solutions II-112
CTB Launches Acuity® Performance Task System II-112
Kenexa Releases Social Learning Management System II-113
Pharmaceutical Institute Releases REMS e-Course II-114
Pharmaceutical Institute Launches Interactive e-Courses II-114
QuickStart Intelligence Launches Online Remote Learning
Software QSLive II-114
QuickStart Intelligence Releases Online Knowledge Center II-115
Amrita University Launches A-VIEW 3.0 II-115
Ahli Bank Unveils New E-Learning Portal II-115
Drexel University Releases Drexel Learn II-116
Lumesse Introduces Lumesse ETWeb 11.1 II-116
snom technology Unveils snom ONE Certification Course for VARs II-116
Axonify Introduces Advanced e-Learning Solution II-117
Comarch Launches E-Learning Solution for ERP II-117
RCGP Unveils E-Learning Module on Cancer Diagnosis II-117
SkillSoft Rolls Out Blended Learning Resources for Business
eLearning Programs II-118
Blackboard Unveils Blackboard Analytics for Learnâ„¢ II-118
CrossKnowledge Group Introduces CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Version 11.3 II-118
EOS Solutions Unveils EOS eLearning Modules II-119
For Dummies Launches eLearning Kits and eLearning Center II-119
Visual 2000 International Introduces Visual 2000 eLearning
Program II-120
Sologicâ„¢ Launches eRCA Fundamentals eLearning Curriculum II-120
Nibras.com Unveils Beta Version of eLearning Portal II-120
Rapid Learning Center Launches Rapid Learning AP Psychology
Series eLearning Course II-121
Blackboard Unveils Service Pack 8 Blackboard Learnâ„¢ 9.1 Update II-121
NetDimensions to Unveil NetDimensions Talent Suite II-122
Trivantis Launches Lectora X.5 Version II-122
OutStart Introduces OutStart LCMS - Evolution 2012 Module II-122
Easygenerator Unveils New Version in US II-123
ELearn Introduces Intelliclass eLearning Suite II-123
OutStart Launches OutStart Hot Lava Mobile 2011 Fall Edition II-124
Oilennium Introduces New eLearning Curricula II-124
Edutor Technologies Rolls Out Edutor Advantage e40 II-124
SkillSoft Unveils eLearning Course for AODA II-125
University of Phoenix Introduces PhoenixMobile App for iPod
Touch and iPhone II-125
Blackboard Introduces Blackboard Learnâ„¢ ANGEL Edition 8.0 II-126
Articulate Rolls Out eLearning Heroes Community Website II-126
Pharmaceutical Institute Launches Cornerstone Seriesâ„¢ E-Courses II-126
Knoodle Releases Third Edition of Social Learning Platform II-127

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-128
Skillsoft Acquires MindLeaders II-128
Capas Takes Over E-Learning Mind II-128
Discovery Communications Takes Over Espresso Education II-128
City and Guilds Takes Over Kineo Pacific II-129
In-Deed to Acquire Epic Group II-129
Gilfus Ventures Takes Over Adrenna II-130
Volume Acquires Inovare II-130
Career Education Inks Definitive Agreement with Apax Partners II-130
Desire2Learn Integrates Wiggio into Desire2Learn Learning Range II-131
Capita Takes Over KnowledgePool II-131
WVU Parkersburg Enters into Partnership with Pearson II-131
Skillsoft Enters into Partnership with CrossKnowledge II-131
McGraw-Hill Education to Take Over ALEKS II-132
McGraw-Hill Education to Establish RandD Center in Boston II-132
McGraw-Hill Education Enters into Collaboration with ePals II-132
McGraw-Hill Education Establishes McGraw-Hill Learning Institute II-133
McGraw-Hill Education Takes Over Minority Interest in Area9 Aps II-133
CES Merges with VSCHOOLZ for K-12 Education II-133
Learning Nexus Takes Over Safety4Business II-134
CrossKnowledge Acquires Digital SK II-134
TP3 Merges with Purple Learning II-135
Xerox Acquires LearnSomething II-135
Relias Learning Acquires Care2Learn II-135
ClevrU Takes Over NewMindsets II-136
Infor Acquires CERTPOINT Systems II-136
Demand Media® Acquires Creativebug II-137
NetDimensions Takes Over eHealthcareIT II-137
Deloitte Takes Over Bersin and Associates II-138
ABR Partners with MYCA II-138
Vado and eLogic Learning Collaborate to Offer Targeted Content II-139
Kalimat Publishing Signs e-Learning MoU with Samsung II-139
SBA and Microsoft Partner to Offer Online Courses II-139
XRS and Capella Partner to Develop XRS Learning Lab II-140
HP Signs MoU with Liqvid for Offering e-Learning Solutions II-140
Cirrus e-Learning Collaborates with Totara Solution Partner
Network II-141
Cegos Collaborates with New Horizons to Offer e-Learning
Solutions II-141
Attorney Resource and TutorPro Enter into Partnership II-142
Onwards Learning Enters into Agreement with CIVTE II-142
Kallidus and Inmarkets Enter into Partnership II-143
Docebo Signs Distribution Agreement with Cegos II-143
Korea Telecom Inks a Partnership Agreement with Rwandan
Government II-143
World Bank Institute and PRIA to Enter into an Activity Agreement II-144
AeSys and 24x7 Learning Sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement II-144
Bluedrop's Defence and Aerospace Group and Boeing Enter into
Contract II-145
AMVONET and eClass4Learning Announce Strategic Partnership II-145
DNA Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Tabletkoulu II-146
SilkRoad and OpenSesame Partner to Offer Personalized
eLearning Services II-146
Capita Takes Over Creating Careers II-146
Ma Foi Strategic Consultants Acquires Axis-V II-147
HealthcareSource Takes Over NetLearning II-147
IBM Acquires Kenexa II-147
Safika to Take Over Learning Seat II-148
Petrofac Takes Over Blended Learning Business of Oilennium II-148
DBS and IBC Merge to Expand Customer Base and Services II-148
Desire2Learn Receives Investment from Provincial Government to
Broaden Operations in Newfoundland and Labrador II-149
McGraw-Hill Higher Education Strengthens Relationship with
Desire2Learn II-149
Wolters Kluwer Health Enters into Partnership with HealthStream II-149
IBM Acquires Varicent Software II-150
IntraLearn Software Partners with Architecting Innovation II-150
NIIT Enters into Strategic Alliance with Digital Marketing
Institute II-150
McGraw-Hill Education Inks Agreement with Dragonfly for
Development of Interactive e-Books II-151
Edivista Acquires Synakene II-151
Peoplefluent Acquires Strategia II-151
AIC and Institute for Information Enter into Agreement II-152
Upside Learning Inks a Channel Partnership Deal with TRACK LS II-152
Kentico Software Inks Partnership Agreement with Learning
Academy Systems II-152
Eukleia Training Inks Joint Venture Agreement with IMS Group II-153
VIVA Inks Agreement with iMachines and The British School II-153
Blackboard Bags a Contact from CUNY II-153
Kenexa Takes Over OutStart II-154
Oracle Acquires Taleo II-154
SAP Takes Over SuccessFactors II-154
Vista Equity Partners Takes Over Essential Learning II-155
Assima Acquires Assets of Kaplan Learning Technologies II-155
Blackboard Takes Over NetSpot and Moodlerooms II-155
Predix, LearnKey and LearnCast Merge to Form Better Learning
Systems II-156
Brain Tree International and Trunity Complete Reverse Merger II-156
Arinet Technologies Enters into Partnership with Gatlin
International II-156
IServices Enters into Partnership with WBT Systems II-156
Trivantis® and XPERTeam Enter into Partnership II-157
inVentiv Health Integrates Pharmaceutical Institute and Preceptiv II-157
NetDimensions Collaborates with UnYLeYa II-157
Cegos and Lumesse Ink Partnership Agreement II-158
Halmstad University Implements Blackboard Learnâ„¢ 9.1 LMS II-158
Blackboard Partners with State University of New York for
eLearning Initiatives II-158
Desire2Learn Takes Over Captual Technologies II-159
Lumesse Takes Over Edvantage Group II-159
Callidus Software Acquires Litmos II-160
IDOX Takes Over Interactive Dialogues II-160
Bluedrop Takes Over MedSenses II-160
Callidus Software® Snaps Up Rapid Intake II-161
OpenTextâ„¢ Takes Over Operitel II-161
Berlitz Acquires Telelangue II-162
Kaplan Takes Over Structuralia II-162
Trivantis Acquires Flypaper Studio II-163
Providence Equity Partners Acquires Blackboard II-163
SumTotal® Systems Takes Over GeoLearning II-163
Apollo Group to Takeover Carnegie Learning II-164
BroadSoft Takes Over iLinc Communications II-164
SuccessFactors Takes Over Plateau II-164
Mount Knowledge Holdings to Snap Up C2 Technologies II-165
SkillSoft Ireland and SkillSoft Acquires Element K Business of
NIIT Ventures II-165
ComOps Forms Joint Venture with eCreators II-165
Line Communications and Caspian Learning Enter into Partnership II-166
Sify Technologies and eLearning for Kids Enter into Partnership II-166
Immersion Consulting Partners with ELEARNINGFORCE II-166
Thomson Reuters and DIA Enter into Partnership II-166
Elsevier and TQG Enter into Partnership II-167
General Physics Signs Agreement with American Petroleum Institute II-167
Aptara Expands Indian eLearning Operations II-167
Mortgage Contracting Services Unveils Vendor eLearning Portal II-168
IASO Deploys Generation21 Learning Suite of Inmedius II-168
InterAction Training Establishes InterAction eLearning II-168
Pearson Learning Solutions Collaborates with Panopto II-169
NetDimensions Selects Kaplan Learning Technologies as
Certified Reseller II-169
Blackboard Enters into Global Partnership with John Wiley and Sons II-169
K¹² and Kaplan K12 Learning Services Enter into Partnership II-170
Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education
Collaborates with Pearson for Online LMS II-170
College America Services Selects Pearson LearningStudio for
eLearning II-171

12. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-172
Adobe Systems Inc. (US) II-172
Apollo Education Group, Inc. (US) II-172
Articulate Global, Inc. (US) II-173
Assima PLC (UK) II-174
Blackboard, Inc. (US) II-174
Career Education Corp. (US) II-175
Cegos Group SA (France) II-176
Cisco Systems, Inc. (US) II-176
WebEx Communications, Inc. (US) II-177
City and Guilds Kineo (UK) II-177
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (US) II-177
Corpedia, Inc. (US) II-178
Desire2Learn Incorporated (Canada) II-178
HealthStream, Inc. (US) II-179
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (US) II-179
iLinc Communications, Inc. (US) II-180
Inspired eLearning, Inc. (US) II-180
International Business Machines Corporation (US) II-181
Kenexa, Inc. (US) II-181
IntraLearn Software Corp. (US) II-182
KnowledgePool Group Limited (UK) II-182
Lumesse Corporate Ltd. (UK) II-183
Microsoft Corp (US) II-183
MiracleMind.com (US) II-184
Mzinga, Inc. (US) II-184
NetDimensions Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-185
NIIT USA Inc (US) II-185
NorthgateArinso Limited (UK) II-185
NYIF.com (US) II-186
Oracle Corp. (US) II-186
Pearson eCollege (US) II-187
Pharmaceutical Institute, Inc. (US) II-187
Saba Software, Inc. (US) II-188
SkillSoft (US) II-188
SuccessFactors, Inc. (US) II-189
SumTotal Systems, LLC. (US) II-190
SyberWorks, Inc. (US) II-191
Telematica Limited (UK) II-191
The Ken Blanchard Companies (US) II-191
The McGraw-Hill Companies (US) II-192
Trivantis Corp. (US) II-192
WBT Systems Ltd. (Ireland) II-193
Zenosis Limited (UK) II-193

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-194
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
eLearning by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-194

Table 13: World Historic Review for eLearning by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-195

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for eLearning by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-196

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Academic eLearning by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-197

Table 16: World Historic Review for Academic eLearning by
Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-198

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Academic eLearning by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-199

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Corporate eLearning by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-200

Table 19: World Historic Review for Corporate eLearning by
Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-201

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Corporate eLearning by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-202


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Overview III-1
Corporate e-Learning Market - A Primer III-2
Recession and eLearning Market III-3
Online Learning: Increasing Role in Higher Education III-3
The PAR Framework to Online Learning Receives New Grant III-4
Self-Paced eLearning Market III-4
Strong Growth Characterizes PreK-12 and Higher Education III-4
Virtual Schools and Homeschooling Drive Demand for e-Learning
Products III-5
End-User Markets III-5
Demand for Varied Products III-5
Self-Paced Learning in Healthcare Segment III-6
Alternate Products Pose Challenge for Self-Paced eLearning
Market III-6
PreK-12 and Higher Education Segments Dominate eLearning Market III-6
K-12 Education in the US III-6
Table 21: Total K-12 Students in the US (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Mode of Teaching (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 22: Post Secondary Higher Education and Vocational
Students in the US (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by
Mode of Teaching (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 23: Higher Secondary Students in the US (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Mode of Teaching (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Recession Facilitates Adoption of e-Learning in Public Schools III-8
Upsurge in Blended Online Courses III-8
Mobile Learning Products and Services Market - An Insight III-9
Expanding Buyer Base III-9
Smarter Devices, Faster Networks Favor Market Growth III-9
Development of New Mobile Learning Tools and Platforms III-10
Rising Number of Mobile Learning Content Applications III-10
Interoperability: A Key Issue III-10
eLearning Market in North America III-11
Issues and Trends III-11
eLearning and Outsourcing Drive Corporate Training Market III-11
Branding: A Leveraging Factor III-11
Consolidation: Key to Survival III-12
ASP: A New Technology Model III-12
Customized eLearning: A Growing Fad III-12
Partnerships: An Effective Strategy III-12
Corporate eLearning Dominates Overall eLearning Market III-13
Reduced Technological Barriers III-13
The Corporate University Concept III-13
Major Factors Fuelling the Growth of Corporate and Government
eLearning III-13
e-Learning in Healthcare III-14
Product/Service Launches III-14
Strategic Corporate Developments III-46
Key Players III-70
B.Market Analytics III-87
Table 24: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
eLearning Market by Segment - Academic eLearning and
Corporate eLearning Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 25: US Historic Review for eLearning Market by Segment -
Academic eLearning and Corporate eLearning Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 26: US 15-Year Perspective for eLearning Market by
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for
Academic eLearning and Corporate eLearning Markets for Years
2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 27: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Corporate eLearning Market by Category - Course,
Infrastructure and Service Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 28: US Historic Review for Corporate eLearning Market
by Category - Course, Infrastructure and Service Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 29: US 15-Year Perspective for Corporate eLearning
Market by Category - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues
for Course, Infrastructure and Service Markets for Years
2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

2. JAPAN III-93
A.Market Analysis III-93
Outlook III-93
Corporate Sector Drives eLearning Market III-93
Corporate ELearning Market Holds Promise III-94
Key Categories of e-Learning III-94
Table 30: Japanese E-Learning Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Network Learning Services
(B2B), Network Learning Services (B2C), and Learning
Software (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 31: Japanese B2B E-Learning Market (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Operation and
Services, Content and Learning Management Systems
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 32: Japanese B2C E-Learning Market (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Satellite and
TV Telephone-Based Learning Services, and Internet-Based
Learning Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 33: Japanese E-Learning Software Market (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Gaming Devices
Learning Software, and PC Learning Software (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96
B.Market Analytics III-97
Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for eLearning Market by Segment - Academic eLearning and
Corporate eLearning Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for eLearning Market by
Segment - Academic eLearning and Corporate eLearning Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 36: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for eLearning Market
by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for
Academic eLearning and Corporate eLearning Markets for Years
2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

3. EUROPE III-100
A.Market Analysis III-100
Outlook III-100
Overview III-100
Table 37: Number of e-Learning Companies in Europe by
Country: 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 38: Number of e-Learning Companies in Europe by
Segment: 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101
Issues and Trends III-102
Online Education Gains Popularity III-102
Western Europe Slows Down, Eastern Europe and CIS Remain
Strong III-102
Small and Medium Sized Businesses - The Weakest Link III-102
Knowledge Management in Corporate Space III-103
eLearning and Viability III-103
Europe - An Open Market for Education III-103
Partnerships on the Rise III-104
Outsourcing Gains Momentum III-104
American Opportunities in Europe III-104
Select Regional Markets - An Overview III-104
Germany III-104
France III-105
United Kingdom III-105
Corporate e-Learning on the Growth Curve III-106
Table 39: Cost Analysis of Instructor-Led Training (ITL)
Vis-a-Vis E-Learning III-106
Recession and eLearning Market III-107
Table 40: UK IT Training Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales for Instruction-led Training
(ILT) and e-Learning (including Blended Learning)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107
Recovering Economy Drives Demand for Corporate Training III-108
Trends in UK eLearning Market III-108
New Technologies Transform e-Learning Delivery III-108
Corporate Sector Shifting towards e-Learning III-108
Table 41: UK e-Learning Market by End-Use Sector (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Corporate and
Non-Education Sector, and Education Sector (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109
Blended Learning Programs on the Rise III-109
Belgium III-109
E-Learning in Belgium’s Higher Education Market III-109
Turkey III-109
Product/Service Launches III-110
Strategic Corporate Developments III-119
Key Players III-128
B.Market Analytics III-132
Table 42: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for eLearning Market by Geographic Region - France, Germ

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