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Global eLEARNING Industry

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Global eLEARNING Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for eLEARNING in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets The report profiles 297 companies including many key and niche players such as Adobe Systems, Inc., Apollo Group, Inc., Articulate Global, Inc., Assima PLC, Blackboard, Inc., Career Education Corp., Cegos Group SA, Cisco Systems, Inc., WebEx Communications, Inc., CognitiveArts, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Corpedia, Inc., Desire2Learn Incorporated, HealthStream, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., iLinc Communications, Inc., Inspired eLearning, Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, IntraLearn Software Corp., Kenexa, Inc., Kineo Limited, KnowledgePool Group Limited, Lumesse Corporate Ltd., Microsoft Learning, MiracleMind.com, Mzinga, Inc., NetDimensions Ltd., NorthgateArinso Limited, NYIF.com, Oracle Corp., Pearson eCollege, Pharmaceutical Institute, Inc., Saba Software, Inc., SkillSoft, SuccessFactors, Inc., SumTotal Systems, Inc., SyberWorks, Inc., Telematica Limited, The Ken Blanchard Companies, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Trivantis Corp., WBT Systems Ltd., and Zenosis Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3eLearning I-3Corporate eLearning I-3II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

eLearning: A Rapidly Expanding Market II-1

Current and Future Analysis II-1

Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for eLearning Market II-2

Academic Sector Fueling Growth in eLearning Market II-3

Corporate Sector: Transforming Learning Landscape II-4

Shift Towards eLearning II-4

Table 1: Global Corporate eLearning Market (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Content and

Software & Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Technology-based Learning: A Tool for Dealing with Attrition

and Talent Shortage II-5

Competitive Landscape II-5

LMS: A Mature Market II-5

Factors Restraining Growth of eLearning Programs II-6

Development of Effective Content Material II-6

Availability of Hardware & Networking Infrastructure II-6

Rapidly Changing Technological Environment II-7

Absence of Skilled Trainers II-7

eLearning Vendors - An Overview II-7

Content Providers II-7

Service Providers II-7

Technology Providers II-8

Consolidation in eLearning Market II-8

Major M&A Activity in the eLearning Market (2010-2012) II-9

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-10Internet Penetration: A Key Determinant of eLearning Adoption II-10Table 2: Worldwide Internet User Base (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown by Region (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-10

Table 3: Worldwide Internet Penetration by Region (2010):

Breakdown of Number of Users Per 100 Inhabitants (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Artificial Intelligence Powers eLearning II-11

ELearning Bails Out Firms from Regulatory Training Hassles II-11

Globalization Fuels eLearning II-12

Technology May be the Latest Fad but Content is King II-12

Edutainment Blends Learning with Entertainment II-12

Open Standards-based Programs - End-user's Preferred Choice II-12

Commoditization - Vendor's Worst Nightmares II-12

eLearning 2.0: Potential for Growth II-13

Development of New Instructional Design Models II-13

Increasing Use of Multimedia Content II-13

M-Learning: eLearning on the Move II-14

Expanding Buyer Base II-15

Table 4: Global Paid Mobile Content Market (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Paid Mobile Learning

Applications by Target Demographic (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-16

Rapid Expansion of Content Distribution Channels II-16

Smarter Devices, Faster Networks Favor Market Growth II-16

Development of New Mobile Learning Tools and Platforms II-17

Rising Number of Mobile Learning Content Applications II-17

Potential of Subscription-based English Language Learning

Services II-17

Major Hurdles Facing Adoption of mLearning II-18

Overseas Acquisitions and Alliances - Playing the Local Card

Globally II-18

Outsourcing - A Relatively New Phenomenon II-18

Why Does it Pay to Outsource? II-18

Cost Savings - Primary Driving Factor II-18

Enhanced & Consistent Instructional Design II-19

A Need to Work with Specialist Vendors II-19

Is Outsourcing an All-Pervading Panacea? II-19

Reorientation Goes a Long Way in Success of Outsourcing Model II-19

Outsourcing Models - An Overview II-19

Single-Step Outsource Model II-19

Dual-Shore Development Model II-20

Totally Outsourced Model II-20

Benefits of Hosted or Outsourced eLearning Services II-20

Scenario-based eLearning - A Preferred Tool for Real-Life

Situation Training II-20

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on

Learning II-20

Partnerships Across Segments on the Rise II-21

Virtual Classrooms Gain Popularity II-21

Lack of Standards Hamper Rapid Growth Prospects II-21

Blended Learning - Ideal Combination of Conventional & Modern

Techniques II-21

Simulations Provide Practical Learning Experience II-21

Improvement in Content to Boost Market II-22

Growing Demand for Videoconferencing, Streaming, and Lecture

Capture Solutions II-22

Technology Factor - A Crucial Input II-22

Self-Paced eLearning Market: A Glance at Major Developments II-22

eLearning in Academic Sector: Taking Share from Corporate Sector II-23

Trends in Various Regional Markets II-23

Buying Behavior Varies Across Countries II-24

Countries Averse to Purchasing Translated Non-Localized Content II-24

Localized Needs Drive Development of Indigenous Products II-24

Government Policies - Critical Determinants of eLearning

Adoption Levels II-24

Growing Demand for Open Source Learning Platforms II-26

Substitutes Threaten Self-Paced eLearning Products II-26

Other eLearning Trends II-26

3. WHAT AILS ELEARNING MARKET? II-27Poor Focus on Strategy II-27Vendor-Developer Partnerships Continue to be a Major Challenge II-27Integrating Diverse Standards - A Herculean Task for the Industry II-27Redundancy and Obsolescence - Eating into Cost Savings II-27Lack of Acceptable Management Techniques to Measure Effectiveness II-28Change Management - Critical for Success of any eLearningInitiative II-28Need to Realign Pedagogy Models II-28Interactive and Compelling Content - Need of the Day II-28Infrastructure Woes Hamper Rapid Proliferation II-28

4. ELEARNING - A CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW II-29

Definition II-29

Why eLearning? II-29

Various Levels of eLearning II-30

Market Classification II-31

Components of eLearning Solution II-31

Variants of eLearning Programs II-31

Online Learning II-31

Virtual Classroom II-32

Performance Support System II-32

Rapid eLearning II-32

Mobile Learning II-32

Forms of eLearning II-32

5. STANDARDS II-34Need for Standards II-34Standards in eLearning - A Categorization II-34Metadata II-34Content Packaging II-34Learner Profiles II-34Accrediting Organizations & Standards II-35Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative II-35Instructional Management System Global Learning Consortium (IMS) II-35Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) II-35Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) II-35Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering'sLearning Technology Standards Committee (IEEE LTSC) II-35World Wide Web Consortium II-36

6. CORPORATE ELEARNING II-37

Prelude II-37

Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-38

Training Budget Constraints Drive eLearning Market II-38

Focus on Bite-Sized eLearning Programs II-38

mLearning in Corporate Sector II-38

Social Collaboration: The Latest Trend among Companies II-39

eLearning Games: Stimulating Learning Process II-39

Changing Demographic Profile Ups Demand for Training II-39

Increased Mobility of Workforce Drives Adoption of eLearning

Programs II-40

Technology - No Longer the Prime Focus of eLearning Market II-40

Knowledge Management - Key to Efficient Organizational

Functioning II-40

eLearning in Small Organizations II-40

It Pays to be in the Rapid eLearning Market II-41

Conventional Vs Rapid eLearning Techniques - A Quick Review II-41

Rapid eLearning Minimizes Development Time & Cost II-41

Rapid eLearning Aids Faster Content Development II-42

eLearning for Older Employees & Lifelong Learning II-42

Economic Value of Corporate eLearning II-43

European SMEs Lag in eLearning Adoption II-43

Other Trends in Corporate eLearning II-43

7. K-12 & UNIVERSITIES/HIGHER EDUCATION II-44eLearning in Colleges II-44Universities - Active Adopters of eLearning Courses II-44eLearning in Higher Education: Impact on Economy II-44eLearning Vs Distance Education II-45Role of Regulations in eLearning II-46Impact of eLearning in Higher Education II-46Select Trends & Issues II-46Increasing Role of Learner-Generated Content in eLearningDesigns II-46Small Institutions Look to Cut Costs through Shared ServiceAgreements II-46Focus on Developing Open Resource for Education Sector II-47Learning Analytics: The Next Big Thing in Online Learning II-47Growing Significance of Mobile Devices for Learning II-47Tablet PCs: Giving an Edge to mLearning II-48HTML5: Aiming to Standardize Mobile Learning Applications II-48eLearning Trends in K-12 Sector II-48Using Technology to Monitor Students' Progress II-49Mobile Learning Gains Acceptance in K-12 Sector II-49Cloud Computing: Enabling Collaboration Between Teachers andStudents II-49Social Networking: The Latest eLearning Platform II-49Educational Gaming - Enticing Students to Learn II-50eLearning Ensures Adaptive Learning Environments II-50e-Textbooks - An Ideal Alternative to Conventional Textbooks II-50Online Summer School: Addressing Supplemental Education Needs II-50Better Understanding of Concepts through Simulation Learning II-50e-portfolios: The Latest Trend II-50

8. LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (LMS) II-51

Introduction to Learning Management System (LMS) II-51

LMS Perception in Education and Corporate Sphere II-51

LCMS (Learning Content Management Systems): An Extension of LMS II-51

Factors Driving Growth in the LMS Market II-52

Strategy-Based Drivers - An Overview II-52

Development and Implementation of Enterprise eLearning

Initiatives II-52

Integration of Training Information II-52

Alignment of Training Schedules/Processes II-52

Management of Talent and Aptitude II-52

Regulatory Compliance II-53

Efficiency-Based Drivers II-53

Minimizing Cost of Training II-53

eLearning Implementation II-53

Major Issues & Trends II-53

Expanding the Functionality of LMS II-53

Integrating LMS with Web 2.0 Tools II-53

Open Source LMS - An Alternative to Commercial LMS II-54

Talent Management: Convergence of Learning and Performance

Management Systems II-54

Benefits of Talent Management II-55

Outsourced LMS Systems - Benefits Galore II-56

Online Education - A New Wave for LMS Growth II-56

Systems Integration - A Major Challenge II-56

Enhanced Analytical Capabilities - A Debatable Issue II-56

Enhanced LCMS Drives Organizations to Internally Develop

eLearning Programs II-57

Consolidation in the LMS Market: Leaders Embrace Open Source

Solutions II-57

9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-58SkillSoft Rolls Out Blended Learning Resources for BusinesseLearning Programs II-58Blackboard Unveils Blackboard Analytics for Learn™ II-58CrossKnowledge Group Introduces CrossKnowledge Learning SuiteVersion 11.3 II-59EOS Solutions Unveils EOS eLearning Modules II-59For Dummies Launches eLearning Kits and eLearning Center II-59Visual 2000 International Introduces Visual 2000 eLearningProgram II-60Sologic™ Launches eRCA Fundamentals eLearning Curriculum II-60Nibras.com Unveils Beta Version of eLearning Portal II-61Rapid Learning Center Launches Rapid Learning AP PsychologySeries eLearning Course II-61Blackboard Unveils Service Pack 8 Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 Update II-61NetDimensions to Unveil NetDimensions Talent Suite II-62Trivantis Launches Lectora X.5 Version II-62OutStart Introduces OutStart LCMS - Evolution 2012 Module II-62Easygenerator Unveils New Version in US II-63ELearn Introduces Intelliclass eLearning Suite II-63OutStart Launches OutStart Hot Lava Mobile 2011 Fall Edition II-64Oilennium Introduces New eLearning Curricula II-64Edutor Technologies Rolls Out Edutor Advantage e40 II-64SkillSoft Unveils eLearning Course for AODA II-65University of Phoenix Introduces PhoenixMobile App for iPodTouch and iPhone II-65Blackboard Introduces Blackboard Learn™ ANGEL Edition 8.0 II-66Articulate Rolls Out eLearning Heroes Community Website II-66Pharmaceutical Institute Launches Cornerstone Series™ E-Courses II-66Knoodle Releases Third Edition of Social Learning Platform II-67Flypaper Studio Announces New Upgraded Version of Flypaper II-67Alfresco Software Unveils On-Demand eLearning Courses II-68Competentum USA Introduces ShareKnowledge LMS 3.1 II-68Airtel Unveils Interactive CBSE Syllabus from LearnNext II-69AIMA-CME Collaborates with Hughes Communications to IntroducePGDM Program II-69Fis Unveils Compliance eLearning Solutions II-69emPower and Cosaint to Develop Internal Learning ManagementSolution II-69TTBIC Introduces eLearning Portal II-70Expand Global Unveils Online Training Portal II-70McGraw-Hill Education and ChinaEdu Launch English OnlineSystem Digital Platform II-70SkillSoft Introduces Learning Resources for CCNP®Certification Exams II-71Cegos to Roll Out Blended Learning and eLearning TrainingSolutions in Netherlands II-72IntraLearn Software Releases LearningServer Version 2.7 II-72SyberWorks Introduces Configurable Managers and LearnerDashboards for SyberWorks Training Center LMS/LCMS™ II-73Kaplan IT Learning Introduces Capture Point 2010 II-73Home Group Rolls Out Two eLearning Programs II-73Salient Systems Rolls Out eLearning Certification Training II-74British Safety Council Introduces eLearning Version of IOSHWorking Safely Program II-74Greene King Pub Partners Unveils Online eLearning Program Range II-74Ludic Group Rolls Out Ludic Online Platform II-74

10. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A

PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-76

Pharmaceutical Institute Debuts Managed Markets Excellence™

Training Collection II-76

GN Netcom Announces Launch of New e-learning Portal II-76

SK Telecom Americas Unveils Knoodle eLearning Platform II-77

IGSM Rolls Out First Product within E-Learning Series II-77

Thrazel Nigeria Releases New Web-Based Comprehensive

Educational Platform II-77

Enterprise Agility Introduces New On-Demand Online Learning

Series II-77

Lawson Software Unveils Lawson eLearning Suites II-78

SkillSoft Launches SkillPort® 7.0 eLearning Management System II-78

Adobe Systems Launches the eLearning Suite II-79

Global Jet Services Introduces Barfield 450 II-79

Blackboard Unveils Release 9.0 of Blackboard Learn™ II-79

Learning@Cisco Unveils a Line of Technical Education

Assessments and Products II-79

Jumpstar Rolls Out eLearning Management System II-80

WBT Systems Unveils TopClass 8 eLearning solution II-80

Kaplan IT Learning Introduces the STT Trainer 5.0 Version II-80

Learn.com® Launches LearnCenter Platform II-81

Learn.com Launches the MyProfile Module II-81

Plateau Systems Introduces Plateau Compensation Resource Center II-81

Plateau Systems Introduces the Plateau Learning Resource Center II-82

Synergis Technologies' Unit Unveils Synergis eLearning System II-82

Atlantic Link Upgrades Content Point eLearning System II-82

Adobe Systems Unveils New eLearning Suite II-82

SkillSoft Unveils Books24x7 en Espanol Spanish Book Collection II-82

Omatek Ventures Unveils Online Learning Portal II-83

University of Brunei Darssalam Unveils The Automated Lecture

Capture and Publishing System II-83

Garmin Launches eLearning Solution for Aviation II-83

ValueSelling Associates Upgrades ValueSelling Essentials™ e-

Learning Series II-84

Gold Systems Introduces LearningZen's Beta Site II-84

NICR Unveils NCDEX Commodity Certification Course II-84

Adobe Systems Upgrades Director Software II-84

Accredited Online Training Unveils Online Distance Education

Program II-85

NWP Services Introduces Multifamily Training Central e-

Learning Solution II-85

SSA Unveils eLearning Secure .NET Coding & Application

Security Fundamentals Courses II-85

The Center for Association Resources Unveils e-Learning Solution II-86

Matrikon Launches New eLearning Solution II-86

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-87Kenexa Takes Over OutStart II-87Oracle Acquires Taleo II-87SAP Takes Over SuccessFactors II-87Vista Equity Partners Takes Over Essential Learning II-87Assima Acquires Assets of Kaplan Learning Technologies II-88Blackboard Takes Over NetSpot and Moodlerooms II-88Predix, LearnKey and LearnCast Merge to Form Better LearningSystems II-88Brain Tree International and Trunity Complete Reverse Merger II-89Arinet Technologies Enters into Partnership with GatlinInternational II-89IServices Enters into Partnership with WBT Systems II-89Trivantis® and XPERTeam Enter into Partnership II-89inVentiv Health Integrates Pharmaceutical Institute and Preceptiv II-90NetDimensions Collaborates with UnYLeYa II-90Cegos and Lumesse Ink Partnership Agreement II-90Halmstad University Implements Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 LMS II-91Blackboard Partners with State University of New York foreLearning Initiatives II-91Lumesse Takes Over Edvantage Group II-92Callidus Software Acquires Litmos II-92IDOX Takes Over Interactive Dialogues II-92Bluedrop Takes Over MedSenses II-93Callidus Software® Snaps Up Rapid Intake II-93OpenText™ Takes Over Operitel II-94Berlitz Acquires Telelangue II-94Kaplan Takes Over Structuralia II-95Trivantis Acquires Flypaper Studio II-95Providence Equity Partners Acquires Blackboard II-95SumTotal® Systems Takes Over GeoLearning II-96Apollo Group to Takeover Carnegie Learning II-96BroadSoft Takes Over iLinc Communications II-96SuccessFactors Takes Over Plateau II-97Mount Knowledge Holdings to Snap Up C2 Technologies II-97SkillSoft Ireland and SkillSoft Acquires Element K Business ofNIIT Ventures II-97ComOps Forms Joint Venture with eCreators II-98Line Communications and Caspian Learning Enter into Partnership II-98Sify Technologies and eLearning for Kids Enter into Partnership II-98Immersion Consulting Partners with ELEARNINGFORCE II-98Thomson Reuters and DIA Enter into Partnership II-99Elsevier and TQG Enter into Partnership II-99General Physics Signs Agreement with American Petroleum Institute II-99Aptara Expands Indian eLearning Operations II-100Mortgage Contracting Services Unveils Vendor eLearning Portal II-100IASO Deploys Generation21 Learning Suite of Inmedius II-100InterAction Training Establishes InterAction eLearning II-101Pearson Learning Solutions Collaborates with Panopto II-101NetDimensions Selects Kaplan Learning Technologies asCertified Reseller II-101Blackboard Enters into Global Partnership with John Wiley & Sons II-102K¹² and Kaplan K12 Learning Services Enter into Partnership II-102Columbia University's School of Continuing EducationCollaborates with Pearson for Online LMS II-103College America Services Selects Pearson LearningStudio foreLearning II-103McGraw-Hill Education Takes Over Tegrity II-103Taleo Acquires Learn.com II-104PEMCO Acquires iKnowRisk! II-104Edserv Softsystems Takes Over SmartLearn WebTV II-105NorthgateArinso Acquires Convergys' HR Management division II-105viaLanguage Completes Acquisition of Planet Productions II-105PMPL and TPG Merge to Form Aikona Management II-105Kaplan IT Learning Announces Atlantic Link Acquisition II-106General Physics Corp Acquires PerformTech II-106Thoma Bravo to Acquire PLATO Learning II-106Boston-based Consortium Enters into Agreement to AcquireSkillSoft II-107TSS and Zeal Sign Separate MOUs with Dunet II-107Plateau Systems Enters into Partnership with Ambow Education II-107Edvantage Group Enters into a Managed Learning Service Pactwith Jotun II-108Samsung Opens STeP Center in Alliance with Smile Foundation II-108Peopleclick Authoria Enters into an Alliance with emTRAiN II-108HealthStream Enters into Partnership with Harvard BusinessPublishing II-109Cegos Group Enters into Partnership with Cornerstone OnDemand II-109Cegos Enters into Partnership with LINGOs Consortium II-110VASCO Data Security Enhances eLearning Capabilities II-110Kaplan IT Learning Changes Name to Kaplan Learning Technologies II-110ITWorx Inks MoU with Ministry of Education in UAE II-111CDEL Enters into Partnership with Educomp II-111IC9design Establishes eLearning Unit II-111

12. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-112

Blackboard Takes Over Angel Learning II-112

Cegos Group and UKS Team Up for eLearning Offerings II-112

it's learning Purchases Netmedia Education II-112

Regis Learning Solutions and techniques.org Merge II-113

Pearson Takes Over Intellipro II-113

Elsevier Acquires Assets of Professional Development Software II-113

EdOptions Acquires Siboney Learning Group II-113

Knowledge Anywhere Purchases Warehouse Intellect II-114

REDTRAY Merges with Academy Internet II-114

Demos Buys Majority Stake in Sauter Training et Simulation II-114

Intellego Enters into Partnership with WCOD II-114

Edvantage Inks Partnership Agreement with Saba II-115

Pharmaceutical Institute Acquires GeneEd E-Learning Operations II-115

Saba and Artifact Software Join Forces II-115

Jones and Barlett Acquires CDX Global II-116

ChinaCast Enters into JV with CUP to Provide Distance Learning

Services II-116

The Corporate Executive Board Allies with Corpedia II-116

Civil Service Institute Enters into MoU with Data-Click

Solutions for e-Learning System Upgrade II-117

Servcorp Deploys SumTotal TotalLMS™ Solution II-117

EEI Global to Enter into Partnership with 6Connex II-118

HCL Infosystems in elearning Partnership with Sanako II-118

AFS Technologies Takes Over Assets of Softrax II-118

EllisDon Enters into Partnership Alliance with CSC II-119

Jeppesen Implements NetDimensions Enterprise Knowledge

Platform LMS II-119

Westminster Kingsway College Chooses Blackboard II-119

SaigonTech Sets Up Cisco Connected Education Campus II-120

Paulson Training Chooses Mzinga Social Learning Suite II-120

Oracle Education Foundation Establishes Project Learning

Institute II-121

eBizITPA to Deploy GeoExpress Learning Management System II-121

ECRI Chooses LearningServer for SharePoint elearning Platform

from IntraLearn Software II-121

Nexus Systems Chooses LearnCenter® Platform II-122

World Bank Chooses TopClass Learning Management System of WBT

Systems II-122

Mzinga Signs Agreement with University HealthSystem Consortium II-122

The Catlins Area School, Nextspace, Aviation, Tourism and

Travel Training Organisation and Air Fiordland Collaborate II-123

Certiport Enters into Partnership with Element K II-123

The Urquhart Partnership to Allocate Funds for E-learning Courses II-123

Ras Al Khaimah FTZA Inks Agreement with New Horizons II-124

Blackboard Establishes its Second Data Center in Europe II-124

Aurion Learning Bags Contract for Upgrading IHSE's Online

Learning Center II-124

NIIT Bags Contract from Government of Gujarat II-124

NMPED to Introduce New Distance Learning Program II-125

SyberWorks and Houston Metro Transit Authority Sign Agreement II-125

Universal Knowledge Solutions Company and Cegos Group Enter

into Collaboration II-125

Cegos Group Introduces New Language Courses through E-learning

Modules II-125

Kaplan IT Learning and Quest Software Enter into an Alliance II-126

HSBC Establishes New elearning Center II-126

CAE Expands eLearning Business Aviation Training Portfolio II-126

Amteus Signs Agreement with eLearning Foundation II-126

Ambow Education Group Signs Agreement with Dalian High-tech Zone II-126

Afflatus iLabs Introduces 'Virtuosity' II-127

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services and Unicorn Training Group

Sign Agreement II-127

Sify Technologies Collaborates with Microsoft II-127

Viettel Telecom Commences Construction of High-tech Center II-127

Inmedius Takes Over Generation21 Learning Systems II-128

U&I Learning Bags Contract from DIGIT of European Commission II-128

INTELECOMIntelligent Telecommunications Enters into Agreement

with SoftChalk II-128

General Physics Partners with National Technical Information

Service II-128

Telkom Foundation and Alcatel-Lucent Establish E-learning

Center at Cape Town II-129

CAE Signs Agreement with New Airlines for E-Learning Services II-129

Brainvisa Enters into Alliance with KESDEE II-129

DuPont Takes Over Coastal Training Technologies II-130

Blatant Media and Learnality.com Enter into Value Added

Reseller Contract II-130

VASCO Data Security International Opens SEAL e-Learning Academy II-130

Oliver Wyman Purchases Academee II-131

Exigy Enters into Partnership with Learning Possibilities II-131

Edvantage Renews Partnership with SkillSoft II-131

LAMS International Enters into Partnership with Solution Grove II-132

Delmar Partners with NJATC II-132

D.E. Shaw & Co Purchases Minority Stake in Excel-Soft

Technologies II-133

Microsoft Corporation Enters into Alliance with NIIT II-133

Pearson Takes Over Fronter II-133

Jones and Bartlett Publishers Purchases ClickSafety.com II-134

SilkRoad Technology Purchases VTN Technologies II-134

ePath Learning Acquires Activity Spice II-134

NetDimensions Buys Stake in Peak Pacific Limited II-134

Edvantage group Takes Over Futuremedia Learning II-134

OutStart Merges with Eedo Knowledgeware II-135

The GMarie Group Acquires eLearning Division of Flypaper Studio II-135

Educomp Solutions Buys 51% Interest in Learning.com II-135

Everonn Systems India Limited Purchases Aban Informatics' e-

Learning Business II-135

KBR Takes Over Catalyst Interactive II-135

Avensia Innovation Purchases Databokforlaget Grade i Sverige II-136

GP Strategies Takes Over Via Training II-136

Legal Research Network Purchases Fuel IT II-136

ThirdForce Takes over MindLeaders.com II-136

Apax and OMERS Capital Takes Over Thomson Learning and Nelson

Canada II-136

Bridgepoint Capital Takes Over Education Division of Wolters

Kluwer II-136

Avalon Enterprise Takes Over Infotrain Consulting II-137

ProQuest Takes Over WebFeat II-137

General Physics Acquires Performance Consulting II-137

IBS to Acquire Majority Stake in Lenvea II-137

KnowledgePool Takes Over BTP II-137

ChinaEdu to Buy Remaining 20% Stake in 101 Online School II-138

Everonn Takes Over Aban's eLearning Division II-138

Blackboard Partners with My Learning to Offer K-12

Professional Development II-138

XpertUniverse Partners with MiracleMind II-138

iLinc Partners with Evolment to Market Web Conferencing Products II-138

CSUF Opts iLinc for Web Collaboration Initiative II-138

ESA Employs iLinc's Web Conferencing Solution II-139

Concur Chooses LearnCenter® Platform II-139

Bupa Worldwide Deploys LearnCenter II-139

MindCrossings Implements LearnCenter® II-139

MBD Group to Expand its Educational Portal II-139

NEC Collaborates with SumTotal to Develop SaaS Learning Service II-140

Unified Grocers Opts SumTotal for Learning and Performance

Management II-140

Saba Centra Delivers Training and Online Education to Remote

Communities II-140

Meridian Knowledge Solutions and SkillSoft Sign Agreement II-140

Sena Inks Cooperation Agreement with Grupo Planeta II-141

Petrofac Training and Atlas Interactive Ink Agreement II-141

Blatant Media Enters into Joint Venture with e-magine

communications II-141

BSNL and Pondicherry Multipurpose Social Service Society Sign

Agreement II-141

New Edge Networks Signs Agreement with Edgenics II-141

24x7 Learning Enters into Partnership with Chapman Alliance II-142

Transol Inks Agreement with Quick-Links II-142

eglue Inks Worldwide Partnership Pact with Tata Interactive

Systems II-142

KnowledgePool Snaps Up Business Training Partnership II-143

Cegos Group Inks Agreement with Talantium II-143

Oracle Education Foundation Enters into Partnership with

Stamford Achieves II-143

Oracle to Acquire Global Knowledge Software II-143

Sun Microsystems Enters into Partnership with SkillSoft II-144

NIIT Join Forces with Adobe II-144

Blackboard Inks Agreement with UNC and North Carolina

Community College System II-144

Blackboard Signs Agreements with State Systems and States II-145

Blackboard Bags Contract in New Mexico II-145

Capella University and Blackboard Extend Partnership II-145

Blackboard Enters into Partnership with My Learning Plan II-145

Giunti Labs Forms Partnership Cegos II-146

Texas Engineering Extension Service Deploys LearnCenter® Platform II-146

North Carolina Office of the State Auditor to Utilize

learningServer II-146

Oracle Education Foundation Establishes Project Learning

Institute II-146

Bouygues Construction Deploys Jet Multimedia Hosting Services

and Saba Centra II-147

Federal Acquisition Institute Accepts SkillSoft as E-learning

Provider II-147

IFALPA Selects NetDimensions' Enterprise Knowledge Platform II-147

13. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS II-148Adobe Systems Inc. (US) II-148Apollo Group, Inc. (US) II-148Articulate Global, Inc. (US) II-148Assima PLC (UK) II-149Blackboard, Inc. (US) II-149Career Education Corp. (US) II-150Cegos Group SA (France) II-150Cisco Systems, Inc. (US) II-150WebEx Communications, Inc. (US) II-151CognitiveArts (US) II-151Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (US) II-152Corpedia, Inc. (US) II-152Desire2Learn Incorporated (Canada) II-152HealthStream, Inc. (US) II-152Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (US) II-153iLinc Communications, Inc. (US) II-153Inspired eLearning, Inc. (US) II-154International Business Machines Corporation (US) II-154IntraLearn Software Corp. (US) II-154Kenexa, Inc. (US) II-155Kineo Limited (UK) II-155KnowledgePool Group Limited (UK) II-156Lumesse Corporate Ltd. (UK) II-156Microsoft Learning (US) II-157MiracleMind.com (US) II-157Mzinga, Inc. (US) II-157NetDimensions Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-158NorthgateArinso Limited (UK) II-158NYIF.com (US) II-159Oracle Corp. (US) II-159Pearson eCollege (US) II-160Pharmaceutical Institute, Inc. (US) II-160Saba Software, Inc. (US) II-160SkillSoft (US) II-161SuccessFactors, Inc. (US) II-162SumTotal Systems, Inc. (US) II-162SyberWorks, Inc. (US) II-163Telematica Limited (UK) II-163The Ken Blanchard Companies (US) II-164The McGraw-Hill Companies (US) II-164Trivantis Corp. (US) II-164WBT Systems Ltd. (Ireland) II-165Zenosis Limited (UK) II-165

14. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-166

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

eLearning by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$

Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-166

Table 6: World Historic Review for eLearning by GeographicRegion - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualRevenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-167

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for eLearning by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World

Markets for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-168

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCorporate eLearning by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-169

Table 9: World Historic Review for Corporate eLearning by

Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-170

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Corporate eLearning byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest ofWorld Markets for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-171III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Overview III-1

Recession and eLearning Market III-1

Self-Paced eLearning Market III-1

Strong Growth Characterizes PreK-12 & Higher Education III-2

Virtual Schools & Homeschooling Drive Demand for e-Learning

Products III-2

End-User Markets III-3

Demand for Varied Products III-3

Self-Paced Learning in Healthcare Segment III-3

Alternate Products Pose Challenge for Self-Paced eLearning

Market III-4

PreK-12 and Higher Education Segments Dominate eLearning Market III-4

K-12 Education in the US III-4

Table 11: Total K-12 Students in the US (2011): Percentage

Share Breakdown by Mode of Teaching (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 12: Post Secondary Higher Education and VocationalStudents in the US (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown byMode of Teaching (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 13: Higher Secondary Students in the US (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Mode of Teaching (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Recession Facilitates Adoption of e-Learning in Public Schools III-6

Upsurge in Blended Online Courses III-6

Mobile Learning Products and Services Market - An Insight III-6

Expanding Buyer Base III-7

Smarter Devices, Faster Networks Favor Market Growth III-7

Development of New Mobile Learning Tools and Platforms III-8

Rising Number of Mobile Learning Content Applications III-8

Interoperability: A Key Issue III-8

eLearning Market in North America III-8

Issues & Trends III-9

eLearning & Outsourcing Drive Corporate Training Market III-9

Branding: A Leveraging Factor III-9

Consolidation: Key to Survival III-9

ASP: A New Technology Model III-10

Customized eLearning: A Growing Fad III-10

Partnerships: An Effective Strategy III-10

Corporate eLearning Dominates Overall eLearning Market III-10

Reduced Technological Barriers III-11

The Corporate University Concept III-11

Major Factors Fuelling the Growth of Corporate & Government

eLearning III-11

e-Learning in Healthcare III-11

Product Innovations/Introductions III-12

Strategic Corporate Developments III-22

Key Players III-36

B.Market Analytics III-51

Table 14: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

eLearning Market with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million

for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 15: US Historic Review for eLearning Market withAnnual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Corporate eLearning Market with Annual Revenue Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 17: US Historic Review for Corporate eLearning Marketwith Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

2. JAPAN III-55

A.Market Analysis III-55

Outlook III-55

Corporate Sector Drives eLearning Market III-55

Corporate ELearning Market Holds Promise III-56

Key Categories of e-Learning III-56

Table 18: Domestic E-Learning Market in Japan (2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Network

Learning Services (B2B), Network Learning Services (B2C),

and Learning Software (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 19: Japanese B2B E-Learning Market (2010):Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Applications &Services, Content, and Learning Management Systems(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 20: Japanese B2C E-Learning Market (2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Content &

Services, and Video-Based Learning Services (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 21: Japanese Packaged E-Learning Software Market(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues forComputer Packaged Software and Games (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-58B.Market Analytics III-58Table 22: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor eLearning Market with Annual Revenue Figures in US$Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-58

Table 23: Japanese Historic Review for eLearning Market with

Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 24: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Corporate eLearning Market with Annual Revenue Figuresin US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 25: Japanese Historic Review for Corporate eLearning

Market with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

3. EUROPE III-62A.Market Analysis III-62Overview III-62Issues & Trends III-62Western Europe Slows Down, Eastern Europe and CIS RemainStrong III-62Small & Medium Sized Businesses - The Weakest Link III-62Knowledge Management in Corporate Space III-63eLearning and Viability III-63Europe - An Open Market for Education III-63Partnerships on the Rise III-64Outsourcing Gains Momentum III-64American Opportunities in Europe III-64Select Regional Markets - An Overview III-65France III-65United Kingdom III-65Recession and eLearning Market III-65Table 26: UK IT Training Market (2011): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Value Sales for Instruction-led Training(ILT) and e-Learning (including Blended Learning)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66Recovering Economy Drives Demand for Corporate Training III-66Trends in UK eLearning Market III-67New Technologies Transform e-Learning Delivery III-67Corporate Sector Shifting towards e-Learning III-67Table 27: UK e-Learning Market by End-Use Sector (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Corporate &Non-Education Sector, and Education Sector (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-67Blended Learning Programs on the Rise III-68Belgium III-68E-Learning in Belgium's Higher Education Market III-68Turkey III-68Product Innovations/Introductions III-69Strategic Corporate Developments III-72Key Players III-76B.Market Analytics III-80Table 28: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor eLearning Market with Annual Revenue Figures in US$Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-80

Table 29: European Historic Review for eLearning Market with

Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 30: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Corporate eLearning Market with Annual Revenue Figuresin US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 31: European Historic Review for Corporate eLearning

Market with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-84A.Market Analysis III-84Overview III-84The eLearning Curve III-84Increasing Government Spending on eLearning: FavorableGrowth Opportunities III-85Select Regional Markets - An Overview III-85Australia III-85Factors Driving Adoption of eLearning Programs III-86Digital Education on an Upswing III-86eLearning in Primary and Secondary Education (K-12) III-86eLearning in Higher Education III-87Vocational Education & Training (VET) III-87Corporate & Government Training Programs III-87Trends in eLearning III-87Government & Industry Bodies Support Implementation ofeLearning Programs III-88Expansion of Broadband Network Bodes Well for eLearningMarket III-88China III-88Rising Internet Penetration Rates Favor Online EducationMarket III-88Pre-School E-Learning: A Nascent Market III-89Online Higher Education: On the Growth Curve III-89Online Vocational Education: A Developing Market III-90Corporate e-Learning: A Promising Sector III-90India III-90eLearning Market in India - Opportunities Galore III-90Rece

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