COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEY MAY 2020
The global market for e-Learning is projected to reach US$305.3 billion by 2025, driven by the growing emphasis placed on building a knowledge base as an important force multiplier for economic development and the ensuing acceptance of the culture of anytime, anywhere and any device dynamic e-learning. Specifically in the enterprise sector, with companies embracing a culture of learning to outperform competition, corporate e-learning is emerging as a high growth sub-sector within the market. Advantages offered by e-Learning driving its adoption in the academic and corporate sectors include versatility and flexibility as the learning pattern can be customized to suit all learning needs; audio visual learning tools enable better knowledge retention; information is made easy to understand and remember; higher degree of content coverage across all subjects; cost effective as it eliminates the need for infrastructure, travel, and other related expenditure; flexibility to listen to lectures and access content for unlimited number of times; reduced need to take down notes and enables more efficient management of time; reduced learning times; unrivalled convenience as it enables anytime, anywhere access to classrooms; encourages active and independent learning behavior among students; enables focused learning by allowing learners to selectively exclude subject matter elements not relevant to them; reduces reliance on a single teacher as a source for help and opens alternative sources of information via web forums, online tutorials, digital libraries at no additional costs.
Additionally, e-Learning systems based on cloud computing platforms enable course and content designers to create cost efficient and more accessible solutions. The migration from Adobe Flash to HTML5 eliminates conventional challenges associated with multimedia integration which remains vital for developing dynamic and interactive e-Learning course material that provide maximum engagement with the audience. Asia-Pacific ranks including China, is a major market led by factors such as growing importance of education especially in Asian countries with competitive labor markets; lack of skilled teachers in schools and colleges and the resulting increase in shadow education, private online tutoring and adoption of self-reliant learning strategies among students; and robust proliferation of smartphones and tablets and their use as an education and learning tool. Australia ranks as the most mature market, followed by China, India and South Korea.