There is an excellent info-graphic developed by titled ‘The E-Learning Revolution.’  Here are some of the interesting facts that are included on this info-graphic and they really paint an interesting picture of the growth and pervasiveness of e-learning in our organisational environments.

  • 77% of American Corporations use online learning.  I have not seen any statistics for Australian corporations.
  • According to the info-graphic, e-Learning started in 1998 and is now 13 years old.
  • The United States and Europe utilise 70% of e-Learning and the Asia Pacific region is growing fast.
  • e-Learning is a $56.2 Billion business and is likely to double by 2015.
  • Corporations save 50-70% when they replace instructor led training with online learning.
  • e-Learning classes are typically 25-60% shorter in duration than instructor led sessions.
  • 72% of corporations surveyed report that e-learning supports their need to maintain awareness of changes affecting their business.

These are some pretty interesting insights into a major change impacting organisations across the world.  e-Learning has impacts that ripple throughout an organisation into areas such as sustainability, talent attraction, retention, resource planning, productivity and competitiveness.

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