Ed Tech Research & Trends
E-Learning to Reach $1 Trillion Within 6 Years
The surge in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is
helping to drive staggering growth in the worldwide e-learning
As of 2020, the e-learning market was at $250 billion, according to
market research firm Global
Market Insights. That is expected to surge at a compound annual
growth rate of 21% through 2027 to hit $1 trillion. That includes
academic, corporate and government use of e-learning.
North America, primarily the United States, accounted for more than
35% of e-learning revenues, according to a 300-page report released
by Global Market Insights. The Asia-Pacific market is expected to
account for 26% over the forecast period.
“In the U.S. e-learning market, the service providers segment will
expand at 17% CAGR during the forecast timespan. The availability of
high-speed internet and the advent of the 5G network in the U.S. are
providing lucrative opportunities for market players to adopt
innovative technologies. [The advent of 5G] will enable service
providers to improve learning through the incorporation of AR &
VR technologies that require a high-speed internet connection for
Further details can be found on the Global
Market Insights report highlight page.
About the Author
David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.
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