E-learning flowers in the UK
- B. Little (2010). Industrial and Commercial Training, 135-138
- Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to define the annual size of the UK e-learning sector - and identify trends in this sector. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a series of interviews with organisations engaged in the e-learning market, from micro-businesses developing innovative technologies to established major service and product suppliers in the UK. Thus the report is based on anecdotal evidence, combined with financial information. Findings: The annual size of the UK e-learning industry is currently between 300 million and 450 million; with growth rates forecast of between 6.7 per cent and 8 per cent. Research limitations/implications: While it impossible to produce a definitive definition of "e-learning" which is universally accepted, it is possible to apply a realistic definition consistently - to identify trends at the very least. Thus, Learning Light's research needs to be carried out on a regular basis. Originality/value: No organisation, apart from Learning Light, has attempted to assess the size of the UK e-learning industry. It has now done so twice - in 2007 and 2009. These data provide valuable comparisons and help identify trends. It will be interest to suppliers and buyers of e-learning in the UK, as well as worldwide. It will also be of interest to market analysts and commentators on this sector. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
- Theme: Education/training/learning
- Keywords: E-learning, Learning organizations, United Kingdom
- Reference type: Journal Article
- Geographic location: United Kingdom, Europe, Global North