If these important eLearning statistics and facts for 2015 are any indication, the future of the eLearning industry is paved with exponential growth and immense potential for profit. Now, more than ever, learners and companies are turning to eLearning courses and online training events achieve their personal and professional goals. And 2015 holds the promise of even more learners expanding their educational horizons. What does 2015 have in store for your eLearning career?

Top eLearning Statistics (Market) For 2015

  1. The global eLearning Market is expected to reach $107 billion by 2015.
  2. The self-paced eLearning market should see estimated revenues of $49.9 billion in 2015.
  3. Growth rate shows how each country adopts eLearning and is a significant indicator for revenue opportunities. The growth rate of self-paced eLearning by country is:
    1. India: 55%
    2. China: 52%
    3. Malaysia: 41%
    4. Romania: 38%
    5. Poland: 28%
    6. Czech Republic: 27%
    7. Brazil: 26%
    8. Indonesia: 25%
    9. Colombia: 20%
    10. Ukraine: 20%
  4. The LMS market is expected to worth approximately $4 billion in 2015 and over $7 billion in 2018. The highest proportion of revenue contribution is expected to be generated in North America. Google has already enrolled 80,000 of its employees in Udacity’s HTML5 course.
  5. The online corporate market is expected to grow by 13% per year up to 2017. Today, 77% of USA companies offer online corporate training to improve the professional development of their employees .
  6. eLearning Top Buyers: Large companies are the main purchasers of eLearning products and services. As a matter of fact, these companies make up roughly 30% of all eLearning buyers.
  7. The worldwide market for Mobile Learning products for 2015 is estimated to reach $8.7 billion and it will even reach $12.2 billion by 2017. It is worth to note that while in 2012 the top buyers of mobile learning products and services where US, Japan, South Korea, China, and India, it is expected that by 2017 the top buyers of mobile learning products and services will be China, US, Indonesia, India, and Brazil.

eLearning Tech. Statistics For 2015

  1. Learning Technologies
    The learning technologies used for 2014 were as follows [6]:

    • 74% of companies currently use Learning management systems (LMS) and Virtual classroom/ webcasting/ video broadcasting
    • 48% of companies currently use Rapid eLearning Tool (ppt conversion tool)
    • 33% of companies currently use Application simulation tool
    • 25% of companies currently use Learning Content Management System
    • 21% of companies currently use Online performance support or knowledge management system
    • 18% of companies currently use Mobile Applications
    • 11% of companies currently use Podcasting.
  2. Demand of eLearning Software And Services in 2015.
    The following statistics present what the small, mid-sized and large companies intent to purchase in 2015, based on the 2014 Training Industry Report [6].

    • 44% of companies intent to purchase online learning tools and systems
    • 41% of companies intent to purchase Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
    • 37% of companies intent to purchase authoring tools/systems
    • 33% of companies intent to purchase classroom tools and systems
    • 29% of companies intent to purchase content development products and services
    • 27% of companies intent to purchase courseware design and presentation tools and software
    • 18% of companies intent to purchase audio and web conferencing products and systems.
  3. Corporate Training Delivery Methods.
    The training delivery methods for 2014 were as follows [6]:

    • 47% of training hours were delivered by instructor led classroom only setting- increased by 3% as compared to previous year
    • 29.1% of training hours were delivered with blended learning methods- increased by 0.8 as compared to previous year
    • 28.5% of training hours were delivered via online or computer based technologies (no- instructor)- increased by 2.6% as compared to previous year
    • 15% of training hours were delivered via virtual classroom/ webcast only (instructor from remote location)- decreased by 1% as compared to previous year
    • 4.2% of training hours were delivered via social learning- increased by 0.9% as compared to previous year
    • 1.4% of training hours were delivered via mobile devices- decreased by 0.5 as compared to previous year.

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