Oct 2nd

Huge growth in eLearning in Asia, market report says

Huge growth in eLearning in Asia, market report says
News from University World News:

Booming enrolment in online higher education, rapid content digitisation, the rollout of national online education networks and teacher shortages in rapidly developing countries have led to huge demand for eLearning products, according to a just-released market research report on eLearning.

Globally the market for so-called self-paced eLearning products reached US$ 42.7 billion last year, and is projected to reach US$ 53 billion by 2018, according to the research report by United States-based international research company Ambient Insight.

While the US leads sales, Asia is the second largest market with revenues from eLearning products in Asia projected to reach US$ 12.1 billion in 2018, up from US$ 7.9 billion in 2013.

Seven out of the top 10 countries with the highest eLearning growth rates in the world are in Asia – Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan – with growth in these countries above 30%, the report said.

“Myanmar has the highest growth rate in Asia at a breathtaking 50.2%, followed by Thailand and Malaysia at 43.7% and 42.3%, respectively,” said Sam Adkins, chief research officer at Ambient Insight.

Revenues will more than double in a dozen of the 21 Asian countries analysed and triple in nine of them, in part boosted by a huge amount of private investment going into learning technology companies in Asia, the…………… continues on University World News

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Sep 9th

Google Penetrates The E-Learning Market To Expand Chromebook Sales

Google Penetrates The E-Learning Market To Expand Chromebook Sales
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Summary

  • The e-learning market grows rapidly worldwide and expected to reach $ 51B total revenues in 2016.
  • Google introduced an e-learning platform that integrate its services into one suite that is targeted to the education sector.
  • By penetrating the e-learning market, Google tries to increase Chromebook sales and expand its PC ecosystem.
  • Google could use the e-learning trend around the world and expand its Chromebook sales and ecosystem presence globally.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) followed another hot trend and entered the e-learning market with Google Classroom after it had entered the web services market with Google Domains, the crowd-funding market with YouTube’s fans-funding, and the same-day grocery delivery market with Google Shopping Express.

E-learning is a term used to describe the use of technology in education. It includes a number of categories such as computer-based traini…………… continues on Seeking Alpha (registration)

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Aug 24th

Middle East e-learning market to grow 8.2% yearly until 2016

Middle East e-learning market to grow 8.2% yearly until 2016
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Aug 24 2014

•Global and local education suppliers to be recognised at GESS Education Awards

•Arabic content development initiatives in online learning, educational games and interactive social media to share spotlight


Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 August 2014 – Global and regional education suppliers are setting their sights on the Middle East as the region’s e-learning market sees revenues rising to $ 560.7 million by 2016.

The growing size of the self-paced e-learning market in the Middle East has become very competitive, prompting local and international education suppliers to raise their stakes in the region.

“Education decision makers are now faced with offers from different companies offering a variety of products and so…………… continues on Zawya (registration)

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Jan 15th

Global entrants to strengthen SA’s eLearning market

Global entrants to strengthen SA’s eLearning market
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January 15, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa

Newly forged partnerships with international service providers could reshape South Africa’s eLearning market. (Image source: Tan Yang Song/ Shutterstock.com)

The arrival of international players into the South African eLearning market will encourage growth, the development of eLearning content and eliminate the need for expensive consultants. This is according to a newly established parntership between Netherlands-based eLearning software provider Easygenerator and Johannesburg-based local adaptive learning and placement specialist, LA Intronet.

As data speeds improve in the re…………… continues on IT News Africa

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Dec 26th

2013 in education: The year online learning met market forces

2013 in education: The year online learning met market forces
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The UpTake: This year, education technology purveyors have started to reposition themselves, targeting differentiation and increased revenue in a crowded market.

If 2012 was the year that MOOC madness gripped the education world, then 2013 was a year of maturation in the education technology market.

Last year, signing up hundreds of thousands of online students for free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was enough to generate excitement and, in some cas…………… continues on Upstart

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Online training provides continuing education for veterinarians
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The Animal Care Training program hosted by the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University continues to grow and provide education for beef, dairy, equine, transportation and livestock marketing.

Among the most widely attributed programs are the business training modules released earlier in 2013, which are offered by the National Food Animal Veterinary Institute (NFAVI) and tailored for veterinarians’ continuing education. Five courses and 25 video modules are being offered online to address topics such as budgeting, recruiting and hiring new employees, improving client satisfaction, personal financial management and sales forecasting.

The program, which targets veterinarians in rural areas, is available at www.beefcattleinstitute.org.

Educational institutions, including Oklahoma State University and Iowa State University, are using these video modules for students studying to become veterinarians and have purchased use of the program for their curriculums. Chris Ross, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, said business training is essential for those out in the field.

“Business management instruction is not a major part of our curriculum, and we were looking for high-quality material to make available to students with or without course…………… continues on Agri-View

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Dec 23rd

2013 in education: The year online learning met market forces

2013 in education: The year online learning met market forces
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I made it to campus just in time for the workshop. My hosts were still trying to decide whether to hold it. It was 9:30 a.m., and only five students populated the circle of seats in the classroom. “We were just thinking that the afternoon was going to be a better time for more people,” one staff member, Steve Cooperman, told another in a low voice.

“Did you want to move it to this afternoon?” she asked.

“Well, this afternoon is no good.”

“Well, Thursday we have a ‘Find Your Passion’ workshop…”

Settled: They would do it now, as planned. But first they had to decide whether to go around the room, or split into smaller groups. “What do you think?” Cooperman asked me. “You’re part of the community now. You have a say.” 

The community I had joined—if only for a couple of days—was Black Mountain SOLE, a start-up that combines a traditional campus experience with the latest innovation in American education: MOOCs, or massive open online courses. The school plunks the usually solitary task of online learning down in an approximation of a college community. It crowns a hilltop outside the hippie enclave of Asheville, North Carolina, and launched this fall with about $ 400,000 in its coffers.

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Sep 14th

India E-learning Market Outlook to FY’2018

India E-learning Market Outlook to FY’2018
News from Increasing Technology Adoption to … – MENAFN.COM:

India E-learning Market Outlook to FY’2018 – Increasing Technology Adoption to Drive Future Growth: Ken Research

India E-learning Market will continue to face scalability challenges despite increasing internet penetration and shift towards an online platform according to a recent research report on India E Learning Industry by Ken Research

DELHI, India, Sep 12, 2013 (Menafn – GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) –via PRWEB – According to the report titled ‘India E-learning Market Outlook to FY’2018 – Increasing Technology Adoption to Drive Future Growth’, the Indian e-learning technology market had increased from USD 88.4 million in FY’2008 to USD 173.4 million in FY’2013 at a CAGR of 14.4%. The technologies which elicit education to shift online are e-learning softwares, hardwares and technologies such as LMS, Web 2.0, cell phones, laptops, connectivity solutions, hybrid devices such as tablets and phablets.

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E-Learning in Africa: Massive, online and free
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Coming to a laptop near you, the Brazilian model of free online learning that could revolutionise African education.

Imagine if instead of paying to attend a university, you could watch lectures, access reading material and interact with other students, all online and for free.

This is the idea of a massively open online course (MOOC).

It is a buzzword in universities and business schools across the world, and African universities and academics are considering how to open up their courses for free online.

The African Management Initiative (AMI) has developed Africa’s first MOOC, aimed at providing courses in basic management skills.

Launchpad, a pilot involving several hundred people launched in late June in partnership with South Africa’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.

The AMI will look for funds to develop courses in partnership with Lagos Business School in Nigeria and Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya.

“We want to make it as engaging as possible, but also low bandwidth,” says Rebecca Harrison, who is developing the MOOC at AMI.

A report published in May and released at the 2013 eLearning Africa conference in Namibia found that 9 percent of the more than 400 academics surveyed thought the rise of MOOCs would be one of the major changes in e-learning in Africa…………… continues on The Africa Report

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Jan 10th

E-learning ‘driving forward general medicine education market’

E-learning ‘driving forward general medicine education market’
News from Virtual College:

Online training has become a major driver in the market for general medicine education, with resources such as e-books and digital learning materials on the rise.

This is according to a new report released by Transparency Market Research, which pointed to a number of successful strategies used by players in the e-learning industry such as online reference tools, mobile applications and digital textbooks or reference books.

In addition, it was found that using multimedia content to train employees is becoming more popular among healthcare leaders, as well as distance learning platforms and online assessment software.

The firm discovered the global publishing market – for both online and print platforms – was worth $ 2.45 billion (?1.5 billion) in 2012 and this figure could reach $ 3.6 billion in 2018, marking a compound annual growth rate of 6.8 per cent.

However, the publication further revealed the low adoption rate of online education in developing parts of the world could be holding these regions back, as they are not exposed to modern technology and cannot receive the same benefits as students in more affluent countries.

Indeed, it stated more than half of consumers globally do not have access to the internet, which means the quality of their general medicine ed…………… continues on Virtual College

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Nov 8th

Asia’s e-learning market ‘the strongest in the world’

Asia’s e-learning market ‘the strongest in the world’
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Asia has the highest growth rate worldwide for online learning and revenues are predicted to top $ 11.5 billion (?7.2 billion) by 2016.

This is according to a new report from market research specialist Ambient Insight, which analysed the circumstances of sixteen nations in its survey The Asia Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services.

It found the growth rate for digital education on the continent – focussing on countries such as India, China, Japan, Malaysia and South Korean – is currently at 17.3 per cent.

Chief research officer Sam Adkins said the vast majority of profits will have been generated by sales of packaged learning products.

He added: “The demand for content is rising so rapidly in many countries in the region that suppliers are scrambling to meet [it]. There is a surge in the number of reseller agreements, mergers and acquisitions.”

The two countries with the highest growth rate are Vietnam and Malaysia, at 44.3 per cent and 39.4 per cent respectively.

Ambient Insight’s study is divided into two sections, looking at both demand-side analysis and supply-side analysis, the former of which offers e-learning providers with information on how to widen their consumer base.

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Nov 6th

Asia eLearning Market to Reach $11.5 billion by 2016

Asia eLearning Market to Reach $ 11.5 billion by 2016
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/PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Asia region has the highest growth rate for eLearning on the planet at 17.3% and the growth in some countries is nothing short of remarkable.  Revenues reached $ 5.2 billion in 2011 and will more than double to $ 11.5 billion by 2016, according to a new Ambient Insight report called, “The Asia Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2011-2016 Forecast and Analysis.”

Forecasts for sixteen countries are included in this regional report: Australia, Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The two countries with the highest growth rates in the world are Vietnam and Malaysia, at an amazing 44.3% and 39.4%, respectively. Asia is now a vibrant and rapidly evolving market.

“The vast majority of revenues will be generated from the sales of packaged content. The demand for content is rising so rapidly in many countries in the region that suppliers are scrambling to meet the demand,” reports Sam S. Adkins, Chief Research Officer. “There is a surge in the number of reseller agreements, mergers, and acquisitions.”

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Award-winning UK Tourism eLearning Company Goes Global
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– Multi-language training courses break down barriers to business across the world

Online Travel Training, the world’s largest provider of travel & tourism eLearning, today announced the launch of its new global site and its new name.

Having established the largest and most comprehensive resource of online training programmes for the UK travel industry, the award-winning company is set to bring eLearning to the fingertips of travel agency and tour operator staff across the world. In an exciting move travel suppliers are now able to replicate what they do in the UK on a global scale.

Under the new brand name of OTT, with a new URL (http://www.ott.travel) and a new logo, the site’s 120 different courses will now be available in any language and in any region of the world.  The new site will allow travel suppliers such as airlines, tour operators, destinations, attractions, rail and cruise operators and car rental companies to easily educate, incentivis…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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