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 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 technology underpinning elearning content. …

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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 depending on what is or isn’t included. Defining …

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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 used them extensively at City & Guilds Kineo – …

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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. But actually, I came away energized and excited …

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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 evil’ or a ‘re-hash’ year …

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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 landscape has changed dramatically since 2005. There …

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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 one global event in the industry. This is reflected …

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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 year of 'mobile learning'. It may be blasphemous …

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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 in 2008 and 2009. Growth in spending on corporate …

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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 for me were as follows... Kelly Palmer, leadership …

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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 is not waiting for corporate strategies, policies …

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Elearning Market Update Sept 2010

This month we take a look at the recent survey of elearning companies carried out by IT Training Magazine, the British Computer Society's (BCS) quarterly magazine. We are pleased to see that Kineo is notable in growing strongly despite a generally flat elearning market. In an article called Weathering the Storm, Clive Shepherd explores how the UK elearning industry has handled the recession. …

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Elearning Market Update – August 2013

This month we take a look at trends in sales training and the results of a recent best practice survey of over 120 companies. The results may surprise you. Studies of business training expenditure consistently find that expenditure is concentrated in 5 areas, namely: Sales and customer service Executive and management training Industry-specific training …

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Elearning Market Update - July 2013

This month we report on a useful survey of learning surveys from our friends at Good Practice. The surveys collectively draw on research with over 2,500 learning professionals. You can download the report through the Good Practice online toolkit. Good Practice has produced a useful report, which is available from their site. The report covers the following surveys: …

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Elearning Market Update - June 2013: Vocational Learning

This month we are celebrating vocational education. June has seen a range of awards that celebrate vocational learning including VQ Day and the Lion Awards. Over six million vocational qualifications were awarded in the UK in 2012 and at City & Guilds we were pleased to award over 2m of these certificates to vocational learners. VQ Day  VQ Day is a day to celebrate the achievements …

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Elearning Market Update - May 2013: Is Corporate Learning in Crisis?

This month we look at a thought provoking article on Making Corporate Learning Work by Shlomo Ben-Hur and Nik Kinley in which they pose a number of difficult questions for those responsible for corporate learning. They question why the satisfaction of business leaders with their learning functions has remained as low as 20% for over 10 years and why such leaders believe half of their spending …

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E-learning Market Update - April 2013

As we look forward to attending the UK HRD conference on 24/25 April 2013 we reflect on what the event tells us about the learning and development market. The HRD event claims to be the event for learning and development professionals, and it is one of the largest events with many thousands of learning and development professionals attending. It is an interesting event in that it embraces …

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Elearning Market Update - March 2013: Open Badges

When the New York Times and Harvard Business Review are talking about a learning technology trend, you know it’s got merit. We’ve written about them before, but we’re just back from an event in Chicago that was focused on the future of badges and it’s very much front of mind. Here’s why Open Badges are one of the most disruptive learning technologies on trend right now. You already know …

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E-learning Market Update - February 2013

This month we take a look at a couple of new market research reports, which highlight the need for a more sophisticated approach to blended learning solutions. They call for an approach that reinforces continuous learning, incorporates informal learning and has a renewed emphasis on quality standards. Tale of two reports In the last few weeks there have been two detailed research …

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Elearning Market Update - January 2013

The ability of companies to innovate, to improve productivity, to react to change and to increase capacity is directly related to their investment in learning. For these reasons the training industry is one of the most important industries in driving economic growth. The nature of the industry is changing significantly though, and this month we look at how the learning solutions demanded by larger …

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E-learning Review of 2012

2012 saw some significant developments, which all point to the growing maturity of the elearning market. Our monthly market updates covered the key developments. Growing investment in elearning In January of this year we predicted that businesses would increasingly turn to elearning in order to: Ensure compliance Improve operating margins Respond quickly …

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Elearning Market Update - November 2012

This month saw the publication of a major Learning Insights 2012 report from elearning age and Kineo, which highlights how learning and development departments are responding to business pressures and technology changes. The report highlights 10 key things that successful L&D departments are doing differently and the emergence of a new learning architecture. One of the key things …

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Elearning Market Update - October 2012

Last month Ambient published their latest update on the market for self-paced elearning in Western Europe. We report on the headline findings and whether these might change with the rise of mass online open courses. The market for self-paced elearning continues to grow in Western Europe, despite many an increase in the use of other forms of learning technologies such as virtual classrooms …

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