Learning Light invites contributions for its 2010 e-learning industry report

From: Learning Light
Published: Tue Apr 13 2010


Last December Learning Light, a company limited by guarantee that focuses on promoting the use of e-learning and learning technologies, published its second report into the UK's corporate e-learning industry. In the process it updated figures for this sector which were first published in 2007.

The 2009 report's principal finding is that the UK e-learning industry remains robustly positive in its view of the market and the prospect for continuing growth. Using financial modeling and third party research, the report suggests that the annual size of the UK e-learning industry in 2009 was between 300m and 450m; with growth rates forecast of between 6.7% and 8%.

The figures from that report - 'The UK e-learning market 2009', available as a free download, from www.e-learningcentre.co.uk or http://www.creativesheffield.co.uk/ - are now in the process of being updated to reflect industry trends throughout 2010.

Consequently, the Learning Light research team of Glyn Jung, Gillian Broadhead and David Patterson is beginning the process of information gathering and interpretation for the 2010 Report, via a series of interviews with organisations engaged in the e-learning market. These will range from micro-businesses developing innovative technologies to established major service and product suppliers in the UK

As last year, Creativesheffield is supporting the publication of Learning Light's report on the e-learning industry in 2010.

Learning Light's David Patterson said: "If you run a company which is active in the UK e-learning industry and would like to contribute facts and opinions to the 2010 Report, please contact Learning Light as soon as possible so that we can include your company in our assessment of the UK's corporate e-learning market.

"The Learning Light Report on the e-learning industry is not just the most comprehensive assessment of the UK's corporate e-learning sector, it is the only such report that has reliable, comparable figures for the industry over the last three years. As such, these series of Learning Light Reports make essential reading for all e-learning market analysts and commentators as well as would-be successful entrepreneurs in this sector.

"So we're extremely grateful to Creativesheffield for its help and support in not only enabling us to compile these reports but also for making them freely available via their website," he added.

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Notes for Editors
About the Report
This report began as a simple attempt to update the report written by John Helmer, on behalf of Learning Light, in 2007 on the size and value of the UK e-learning industry. The 2009 Report updated this by interviewing a number of leading players (vendors) in the industry to ask their view of the market and by further seeking to quantify the market size. This series of semi-structured interviews was conducted over two months in 2009, with over 24 companies spread across the UK. The edited narrative of the interviews is included in an appendix with the full version of the report and a synopsis in the short version.
The 2009 report's principal finding is that the UK e-learning industry remains robustly positive in its view of the market and the prospect for continuing growth. Using financial modeling and third party research, the report suggests that the annual size of the UK e-learning industry is currently between 300m and 450m; with growth rates forecast of between 6.7% and 8%.
About Learning Light Ltd
Sheffield-based Learning Light is a centre of excellence in the use of e-learning and learning technologies in the workplace. Its knowledge base contains over 400 papers offering insights and advice on how to use e-learning & learning technologies.

Learning Light works closely with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, and has undertaken a Systematic Literature Review of the available papers on the effective use of e-learning in conjunction with the University of Sheffield.

Learning Light operates www.e-learningcentre.co.uk one of the leading resources on e-learning in the UK. Learning Light occupies a unique space in the e-learning and learning technology sector networking with:
* Suppliers of e-learning and learning technologies to support the growth of the sector
* Buyers seeking out learning technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of their business or organisation
* Leading organisations worldwide who provide it with market knowledge from around the globe
It:
* Provides unbiased and impartial advice to both suppliers and buyers
* Hosts events and workshops that provide the platforms to impart and gain knowledge by encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practice
* Acts as a conduit between suppliers and buyers to forge successful business partnerships
* Provides market intelligence and benchmarking information gained from its many contacts and networking partners
* Provides access to research materials from leading learning technology professionals

Further information from:
David Patterson/ Gill Broadhead, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 223 2442
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405


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