The Growth Of E-Learning

(CloudTweaks, January 6th, 2016) The Growth Of E-Learning

We often want to better ourselves when it comes to our education. It could be because we didn’t focus our attentions on the subjects that would better serve us in the future, or it could be due to the way the world has evolved. In either event, there comes a time when we need to update our skill set accordingly.

As well as the world becoming more evolved, it has also become a lot busier, with many of us searching for time that simply isn’t there. So when it comes to learning new skills, many simply don’t have the time to visit their local college.



 Many companies are also keen to ensure that their employees have the necessary skills to help drive the company forward in a positive way, but again, there has to be a solution that doesn’t take away employees from their role for an extended amount of time.

 Fortunately, many have reaped the benefits of E-learning, and many will continue to do so into 2016. How is this so? In 2010, the global E-Learning market managed to reach $32.1 billion in 2010, with an annual growth rate of around 9 percent, it is assumed that in 2015 alone, the E-Learning sector would pull in $49.9 billion.



 Not only is this impressive from a monetary point-of-view, but it also shows how popular such a system has become. Depending on the persona accessing the training, there are plethora of benefits in adopting


These can include:

Savings on Business Expenses:

Sending colleagues off to a set location to learn new skills can not only be more time-consuming, but it can also be expensive when you factor in accommodation and food. E-learning means that businesses are able to schedule their own in-house training, partnered with the knowledge and convenience that E-Learning courses have to offer.

Reducing the Carbon Footprint:

While it may not stick in the forefront of everyone’s minds, many people and companies are keen to reduce the carbon footprint. As such, it will be usual for them to offer a number of paper-free methods in which they can be communicated with. This also applies to E-Learning, as students will learn everything from the screen directly, so there is no need for numerous printouts which only goes to add to the carbon footprint, as well as being costly


Companies very rarely have time to spare, and as such, openly welcome a way that can help benefit their employees, without putting strain on the company itself. E-learning means that the training can be accessed at any time, so companies can schedule a number of employees for training, with the company feeling the pressure.


Many employees may find that they are a little behind with their skill set, or even just want to better themselves overall. E-learning means that both businesses and individuals can access the gateway as and when required to source teaching material relevant to their plight. This ‘top-up’ approach to knowledge and education means that individuals are learning more, but are not overwhelmed.

Of course, there are those who questioned as to whether E-Learning courses are viable, with many saying that such companies would fall at the first hurdle unless a disruptive idea was in place partnered with a structural advantage. But many companies and even single parents have helped instil E-Learning into our everyday online activities.


E-learning has been popular for a number of years, although many may not be aware as to how. Skype opened the door for communications across the globe, so it was only a matter of time before tutors took advantage of this new gateway. Tutors would offer their services over Skype for a set fee, planting the seeds for the E-Learning business model.

E-Learning continues to be a positive influence in the online world and gives people confidence that they can not only better themselves, but help better the company the work for, or the business they created. In the modern world, knowledge is power, and with the technological advancements being made on a daily basis, people and companies want to ensure they acquire this knowledge to better serve their business moving forward.

 Access to a learning portal means that anyone with an internet connection has access to an education, something that may be taken for granted in the Western world, but something that Third World countries could adopt if a stable Internet connection is in place. Overall, E-Learning could not only help shape the education of today’s adults, but also tomorrow’s youth.