Distance Learning: Market Research Report

Date: January 1, 2012
Pages: 230
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Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Distance Learning: Market Research Report
The global outlook series on Distance Learning provides statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings.

The report offers an aerial view of the global distance learning industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers.

Regional markets elaborated upon include the United States, France, Germany, The UK, Japan, China, and India among others.

Market discussions in the report are punctuated with 23 fact-rich market data tables.

Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 226 companies worldwide.
1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Significance of Distance Learning
Students Enrolling in Distance Learning Programs

Table 1. Global Distance Learning Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Distance Learning Students by Age Group – Under 30, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, and Others

Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning
Types of Learning Delivery Modes and Their Characteristics
Advantages of Overseas Distance Learning
Why e-Learning?
Advantages of e-Learning
Various Levels of e-Learning
e-Learning Vendors – An Overview
Content Providers
Service Providers
Technology Providers
m-Learning: e-Learning on the Move
Disadvantages of Online Distance Learning
Factors Restraining Growth of Online or e-Learning Programs
Development of Effective Content Material
Availability of Hardware & Networking Infrastructure
Rapidly Changing Technological Environment
Absence of Skilled Trainers

2.DISTANCE LEARNING: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Distance Learning Courses: An Ideal Alternative for Companies and Executives
Distance Learning for Employee Training
Corporate e-Learning Overview & Outlook

Table 2. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corporate e-Learning by Geographic Region – US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 3. World 5-Year Perspective for Corporate e-Learning by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015

Factors Driving Rapid Proliferation of Corporate e-learning
e-Learning Bails Out Firms from Regulatory Training Hassles
e-Learning Programs for Geographically Dispersed Workforce
Role of Distance Learning in Enhancing Company’s Revenues
Distance Education in Fishery Industry
Distance Learning Model for Micro Finance Institutions – Implementation Challenges
Distance Learning in Hospitals Witnesses Growth
Online Nursing Degree

3.DISTANCE LEARNING: A BROAD SPECTRUM

Distance Education: An Affordable Option
Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Online Distance Learning ?
Globalization Fuels e-Learning
e-Learning in Higher Education: Impact on Economy
Present Scenario
Establishing a Distance Learning Program
Virtual Classrooms Gaining Popularity
Educational Advantages Offered by Distance Learning Colleges
Growing Prominence of Distance and Open Universities
Distance Learning – Increasing Popularity Among Professionals and Students
Traditional Universities Find a Leading Contender in Distance Education
Distance Education Promises Greener and Better Earth
Enhanced Focus on Learner-Centered Philosophy
Distance Learning Adopting New Technologies
Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Learning
Online Distance Education Offers Hope for the Deprived Lot
e-Learning: Growth and Outlook

Table 4. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for e-Learning by Geographic Region – US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 5. World 5-Year Perspective for e-Learning by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015

Trends in e-Learning Market
Online Education Rides High
Traditional Institutions Jumping the Online Education Bandwagon
Online Education Finds Reliable Patron in Self-Motivated Individuals
Diversification of Higher and Distance Education Providers
Outsourcing – A Relatively New Phenomenon
Why Does it Pay to Outsource?
Cost Savings – Primary Driving Factor
A Need to Work with Specialist Vendors
Outsourcing Models – An Overview
Single-Step Outsource Model
Dual-Shore Development Model
Totally Outsourced Model
Benefits of Hosted or Outsourced e-Learning Services
Advanced Technologies Cast an Indelible Mark on Online Education
Artificial Intelligence Powers e-Learning
Open Source LMS – An Alternative to Commercial LMS
Edutainment Blends Learning with Entertainment
Technology Factor – A Crucial Input
Technology May be the Fad but Content is King
Scenario-based e-learning – A Preferred Tool for Real-Life Situation Training
Online Education Expands to Cover New Segments and Study Areas
K-12 Online Education Industry Witnessing Growth
Online Education Emerges as an Effective Tool for Teacher Training
MBA Programs Lead Online Degrees from the Front
Tailored t-Learning Catches On in Distance Education
Distance Education and Library Services
Educational Social Software in Online and Distance Education
Poor Focus on Strategy Responsible for Failure of e-Learning Programs
Vendor-Developer Partnerships Pose Major Challenge
Integrating Diverse Standards – A Herculean Task for the Industry

4.COMPETITIVE SCENARIO

A Highly Competitive Marketplace
e-Learning Market
Consolidation: Key to Survival

Table 6. Leading Vendors in the Global Learning Management Systems Market (2009): Revenues in (US$ Million) for Saba, Meridian Knowledge Solutions, Element K, NetDimensions, and IMC

Review of Select Players
SkillSoft Plc
SumTotal Systems, Inc.
ThirdForce
Cengage Learning
Key Websites Providing Distance Medical Learning
Medscape
CMESearch.com/HealthStream.com
CyberUniversity.com
Cyberounds.com

5.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Distance Learning: An Insight
Online Distance Learning or e-Learning
Classification
Components of e-Learning Solution
An e-Learning solution comprises of -
Personalization in Online Learning
Mobile e-Learning: An Introduction
Limitations of m-Learning
Technologies Utilized in Distance Learning
Synchronous Technology
Asynchronous Technology
History and Development

6.PRODUCT LAUNCHES

7.MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

8.STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1.THE UNITED STATES

Recession and e-Learning Market
Review of Online Learning Industry
Funding for Web-based and Satellite Distance Learning Systems
Distance Learning to Supplement K-12 Classrooms
Distance Learning Enhances Accountability of Offered Programs
Distance Education Programs Offered
Online Bachelor Degree Program
Distance learning Master Degree Programs
Universities Offering Post Graduate Courses in Distance Education
Online Learning Forges Ahead in Majority of States
Online Enrollment Registers Growth

Table 7. Student Enrollment in the US for Online Learning: 2006-2008

Upsurge in Blended Online Courses
Online Courses Offer Much Needed Flexibility to Busy Women
New Software and Increased Internet Connectivity Takes Music Education Online
Corporate e-Learning
Dominates Overall e-learning Market
Reduced Technological Barriers
Major Factors Fuelling the Growth of Corporate & Government e-Learning

Table 8. US e-Learning Market: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 9. US Corporate e-Learning Market: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015

Branding: A Leveraging Factor
Customized e-Learning: A Growing Fad
Concerns Associated with Online Learning
Online Education: Requirements for a Smooth Ride
Legislations Seek to Validate Online Education
Adult Distance Learning Scenario in California
Mentor's Job
Instructional Format
Refund

2.EUROPE

An Open Market for Education
Overview of the e-Learning Industry
Small & Medium Sized Businesses – The Weakest Link
Partnerships on the Rise
Outsourcing Gains Momentum
Market Analytics

Table 10. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for e-Learning by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 11. European 5-Year Perspective for e-Learning Market by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015
Table 12. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 13. European 5-Year Perspective for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015

2A.FRANCE

An Overview
Universities in Pressing Need to Keep Abreast with ICT

2B.GERMANY

2C.THE UNITED KINGDOM

Recession and e-Learning Market
Trends in e-learning Market
Blended Learning Programs On the Rise

3.ASIA-PACIFIC

e-Learning Industry
Relatively Late Entrants with Better Access to Emerging Technologies
Diverse Languages – An Obstacle to e-Learning Adoption
Proliferation of Digital Devices Holds Potential for m-Learning Solutions
Market Drivers
Market Restraints
Market Analytics

Table 14. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for e-Learning by Geographic Region – Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 15. Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for e-Learning Market by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011 and 2015
Table 16. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
Table 17. Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011 and 2015

3A.JAPAN

e-Learning Market: An Overview

Table 18. e-Learning Market in Japan: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015

Corporate e-Learning Market Holds Promise

Table 19. Corporate e-Learning Market in Japan: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015

Non-IT Enterprises Jump into the Arena

3B.CHINA

An Overview of the e-Learning Market
e-Learning in Education Sector

3C.INDIA

Overview
Significance of Open and Distance Learning
Institutes Providing Distance Learning Courses
e-Learning Market – Opportunities Galore
Recession: A Blessing for Indian e-Learning Firms
e-Learning Outsourcing On the Rise
Online Tutoring to Witness Substantial Growth
m-Learning: An Overview
Role in the Education Sector
e-Learning and m-Learning: A Comparison
Drawbacks of Distance Education

3D.SOUTH KOREA

Online Learning On the Rise

Table 20. e-Learning Market in Korea (2006-2008): Individual’s e-Learning Revenues in Won Billion
Table 21. e-learning Market in Korea (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Individual’s e-Learning Demand by Age Group

Mobile e-Learning

3E.REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

3EA.AUSTRALIA

Online Transnational Higher Education Finds Few Takers
e-Learning Overview
Trends in e-Learning

3EB.MALAYSIA

Government Encourages e-Learning
e-Learning Overview
Government e-Learning Initiatives
Contribution of the Private Sector
Review of Select Initiatives
Smart Utusan Education Portal
In.trique Learning Module
Edubestari.com
World Ahead Initiative of Intel
Challenges and Issues

3EC.THAILAND

e-Learning in Government Sector
Government Initiatives for e-Learning

4.REST OF WORLD

4A.AFRICA

Distance Learning to Witness Phenomenal Growth
Online Distance Learning Promises to Alleviate Endemic African Poverty
Online Learning Grapples with Various Issues Despite Remarkable Growth
Lack of Legitimacy and Political Support
Policy Issues
Insufficient Capacity
Sustainability

4B.EGYPT

Academics and Universities Differ Widely on e-Learning

4C.SOUTH AFRICA

Universities to Join the League of Their Counterparts in Developed Nations

5.LATIN AMERICA

5A.BRAZIL

Table 22. Distance Learning Market in Brazil (A Historic Perspective): Number of Students Enrolled and Accredited Institutions for Years 2006 & 2007
Table 23. Distance Learning Market in Brazil (A Historic Perspective): Post-secondary Distance Learning Enrollments for Years 2005 & 2006

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