E-Learning Market Updates

Need to know all about the latest developments in the e-learning market? Then this part of the site is for you. Below we provide our monthly updates on the e-learning market. Let us know what e-learning market information you want and we'll see if we can get some intelligence for you.

Market Update: Next Generation Learning Management Systems [PART2]

In Part 1 of this article , I explored some of the newest features of the learning management system (LMS) which have led to changes in the way we think and utilise this powerful platform. In this final part, I begin to delve more deeply into what we could be seeing from a future LMS, focusing on social learning and even wearable tech.  So, what's …

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Market Update: Adapt Learning and Open Badges

What's new in the world of learning technology? This month in our market update, we speak to Sven Laux, our Technical Director here at City & Guilds Kineo. He sets our technical vision and strategy, and leads on innovation of new technology-driven approaches such as Adapt Learning and open badges.

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Market Update: Next Generation Learning Management Systems [PART1]

Course booking system, learning management system, virtual learning environment. Sound sexy? Thought not. We think it’s time to shake up that old IT system and replace it with something that will positively enthuse learners to engage, and in a way that suits them. Following from my March Market Update focusing on the progress of the learning management …

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A Decade of Rapid eLearning [Market Update]

What does the phrase Rapid eLearning mean to you? Is it a set of authoring tools; the timeline for the project; the quality of the output; the budget you have available; or is it eLearning created by a Subject Matter Expert? Does the term inspire you or leave you distraught and desperate? No matter your viewpoint, if you’ve been in the eLearning …

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Market Update: Progress of the LMS

It’s no surprise that many businesses have a Learning Management Systems (LMS) at the heart of their learning and development to help manage training and develop their employees. LMSs can be brilliant and offer extensive benefits, but can also be a real headache when designed badly, or utilised ineffectively. Recently, the software research and …

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Market Update January 2015: Where Are All The Blended Learning Designers?

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over 15 years since “Blended Learning” was conceptualised and coined. Most people in the world of learning and development are aware of it, and few question its value. So, why is it so difficult to find anyone who actually resembles a “Blended Learning Designer” in the corporate landscape? As we approach Learning …

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Market Update December 2014: Reflections On 2014 From L&D

2014 has certainly been a year of change in L&D. We’ve seen progress in the wider adoption of new learning technologies and multi-device learning, and have also seen the rise and rise of gamification. But what was 2014 to those in the industry, a productive year, or a year to forget? What have been the highlights, and where is change …

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Market Update November 2014

Both ourselves and Towards Maturity have recently released flagship industry reports, full of insights into the use of learning technologies in businesses. As 2014 starts to draw to a close, we thought we’d review both reports to see what common ground we shared and if we had any key differences as businesses look towards their L&D plans …

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Market Update October 2014

October was conference season for our Kineo Pacific offices with key events across Australia and New Zealand bringing together the Learning and Development professionals from across the region. Always looking for ways to support the advancement of the L&D industry, City & Guilds Kineo contributed significantly to these events, co-hosting …

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Market Update September 2014

By 2025, Ernst & Young predicts there will be a world shortage of around 56.5 million skilled workers. That is a skills shortage equivalent to the entire population of South Africa, which, by the way, is estimated to have the 24th largest population in the world. It’s a startling prediction and provides us with food for thought as we …

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Market Update August 2014

Sadly this will be my last market update as I leave City & Guilds Kineo at the end of August. Since starting the company with my colleagues in 2005, I have written over 90 monthly market updates for Kineo (and CG Kineo) and thought I would take this opportunity to look back at the changes in the bespoke/custom elearning market and changes in the …

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Market Update July 2014

It is a real challenge to precisely define an accurate market place or UK frame of reference for City & Guilds Kineo Qualifications and Learning. The best approach is probably measured as a combination of Private and Public funded education and skills programs using government and employer statistics for these areas – and there are many estimates …

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Market Update June 2014: Adapt Open Source Elearning

The elearning authoring tools market has largely been populated with proprietary tools that the user or organisation licences on a per-user, per-year, or sometimes even per-publish basis. Tools from well-established providers including Articulate, Adobe with the Captivate Suite and Lectora have had significant uptake. They’re all great, and we’ve …

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The Next Big Thing? 4 Learning Ideas for Generation C

I recently spent three days in Washington DC at the ASTD (which was re-branded mid-show to ATD ) discussing mobile, social and online learning. When I wasn’t working the Kineo booth I was wandering the floor and attending sessions. Too often, tradeshow and conferences serve as a depressing reminder of how little changes in the training world. …

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Market Update April 2014: Compliance Training

In early April, Kineo gathered fifty learning executives in New York to contemplate "whether compliance training is really training?", and other questions. There was a strong voice in the room that what most of us pass off as ‘training’ isn’t, in fact, training at all, but a ‘distribution of information’, a ’necessary …

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Market Update March 2014

It was 100 months ago we published our first market update on the elearning market in November 2005. We take the opportunity to look back at what has changed - and what hasn’t - since 2005. We look at how companies and markets have changed over the period. So get your scorecards out…. More different than the same? The learning technology …

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Market Update February 2014

Learning Technologies proved, yet again, to be a very popular and busy event. Over 7,000 people attended, there were over 250 exhibitors and 150 free seminars. So it was not a show for the faint hearted. Here is our take on the event. The number of companies attending each year continues to grow. Learning Technologies is now arguably the number …

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Market Update January 2014

January is conference season in the elearning world. We’re all looking forward to a number of major events over the next few weeks in the UK, Australia and the US. There is a slight sense of deja vu as last year many speakers and companies were convinced that 2013 would be the year of mobile. This year even more are convinced that 2014 will be the …

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Market Update Dec '13 - US Markets

This month I was in New York at our Konnect event and took the opportunity to look at the latest market research for the US and talk to clients and industry analysts about current trends. I have set out below a summary of my findings on the US corporate training market. The US corporate training market has recovered strongly from the economic downturn …

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Elearning Market Update - November 2013

This month we were down under at the learning@work conference in Sydney, learning from the experience of companies such as LinkedIn, Deloitte, Nissan and TNT. I was pleased to be able to attend the event with our colleagues from Kineo Pacific, who just became part of the City & Guilds Kineo Group . Some of the key takeaways from the event …

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Elearning Market Update October 2013

The fast changing nature of technology is continuing to have a significant impact on businesses and how they work. This month we take a look at what is called the consumerisation of IT and its impact on learning.   Technology in corporates is being outpaced by changes in consumer technology. The nature and impact of consumer technology change …

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