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Distance Learning

Abstract

The global outlook series on Distance Learning provides statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global distance learning industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. Regional markets elaborated upon include the United States, France, Germany, The UK, Japan, China, and India among others. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with 23 fact-rich market data tables. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 226 companies worldwide.

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Table of Contents

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • Significance of Distance Learning
  • Students Enrolling in Distance Learning Programs
    • Table 1: Global Distance Learning Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Distance Learning Students by Age Group - Under 30, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, and Others
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning
  • Types of Learning Delivery Modes and Their Characteristics
  • Advantages of Overseas Distance Learning
  • Why e-Learning?
  • Advantages of e-Learning
  • Various Levels of e-Learning
  • e-Learning Vendors - An Overview
  • Content Providers
  • Service Providers
  • Technology Providers
  • m-Learning: e-Learning on the Move
  • Disadvantages of Online Distance Learning
  • Factors Restraining Growth of Online or e-Learning Programs
  • Development of Effective Content Material
  • Availability of Hardware & Networking Infrastructure
  • Rapidly Changing Technological Environment
  • Absence of Skilled Trainers

2. DISTANCE LEARNING: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Distance Learning Courses: An Ideal Alternative for Companies and Executives
  • Distance Learning for Employee Training
  • Corporate e-Learning Overview & Outlook
    • Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corporate e-Learning by Geographic Region - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 3: World 5-Year Perspective for Corporate e-Learning by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015
  • Factors Driving Rapid Proliferation of Corporate e-learning
  • e-Learning Bails Out Firms from Regulatory Training Hassles
  • e-Learning Programs for Geographically Dispersed Workforce
  • Role of Distance Learning in Enhancing Company's Revenues
  • Distance Education in Fishery Industry
  • Distance Learning Model for Micro Finance Institutions - Implementation Challenges
  • Distance Learning in Hospitals Witnesses Growth
  • Online Nursing Degree

3. DISTANCE LEARNING: A BROAD SPECTRUM

  • Distance Education: An Affordable Option
  • Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Online Distance Learning ?
  • Globalization Fuels e-Learning
  • e-Learning in Higher Education: Impact on Economy
  • Present Scenario
  • Establishing a Distance Learning Program
  • Virtual Classrooms Gaining Popularity
  • Educational Advantages Offered by Distance Learning Colleges
  • Growing Prominence of Distance and Open Universities
  • Distance Learning - Increasing Popularity Among Professionals and Students
  • Traditional Universities Find a Leading Contender in Distance Education
  • Distance Education Promises Greener and Better Earth
  • Enhanced Focus on Learner-Centered Philosophy
  • Distance Learning Adopting New Technologies
  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Learning
  • Online Distance Education Offers Hope for the Deprived Lot
  • e-Learning: Growth and Outlook
    • Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for e-Learning by Geographic Region - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 5: World 5-Year Perspective for e-Learning by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015
  • Trends in e-Learning Market
  • Online Education Rides High
  • Traditional Institutions Jumping the Online Education Bandwagon
  • Online Education Finds Reliable Patron in Self-Motivated Individuals
  • Diversification of Higher and Distance Education Providers
  • Outsourcing - A Relatively New Phenomenon
  • Why Does it Pay to Outsource?
    • Cost Savings - Primary Driving Factor
    • A Need to Work with Specialist Vendors
  • Outsourcing Models - An Overview
    • Single-Step Outsource Model
    • Dual-Shore Development Model
    • Totally Outsourced Model
  • Benefits of Hosted or Outsourced e-Learning Services
  • Advanced Technologies Cast an Indelible Mark on Online Education
  • Artificial Intelligence Powers e-Learning
  • Open Source LMS - An Alternative to Commercial LMS
  • Edutainment Blends Learning with Entertainment
  • Technology Factor - A Crucial Input
  • Technology May be the Fad but Content is King
  • Scenario-based e-learning - A Preferred Tool for Real-Life Situation Training
  • Online Education Expands to Cover New Segments and Study Areas
  • K-12 Online Education Industry Witnessing Growth
  • Online Education Emerges as an Effective Tool for Teacher Training
  • MBA Programs Lead Online Degrees from the Front
  • Tailored t-Learning Catches On in Distance Education
  • Distance Education and Library Services
  • Educational Social Software in Online and Distance Education
  • Poor Focus on Strategy Responsible for Failure of e-Learning Programs
  • Vendor-Developer Partnerships Pose Major Challenge
  • Integrating Diverse Standards - A Herculean Task for the Industry

4. COMPETITIVE SCENARIO

  • A Highly Competitive Marketplace
  • e-Learning Market
  • Consolidation: Key to Survival
    • Table 6: Leading Vendors in the Global Learning Management Systems Market (2009): Revenues in (US$ Million) for Saba, Meridian Knowledge Solutions, Element K, NetDimensions, and IMC
  • Review of Select Players
  • SkillSoft Plc
  • SumTotal Systems, Inc.
  • ThirdForce
  • Cengage Learning
  • Key Websites Providing Distance Medical Learning
  • Medscape
  • CMESearch.com/HealthStream.com
  • CyberUniversity.com
  • Cyberounds.com

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Distance Learning: An Insight
  • Online Distance Learning or e-Learning
  • Classification
  • Components of e-Learning Solution
  • An e-Learning solution comprises of -
  • Personalization in Online Learning
  • Mobile e-Learning: An Introduction
  • Limitations of m-Learning
  • Technologies Utilized in Distance Learning
  • Synchronous Technology
  • Asynchronous Technology
  • History and Development

6. PRODUCT LAUNCHES

7. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

8. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS

  • A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • Recession and e-Learning Market
  • Review of Online Learning Industry
  • Funding for Web-based and Satellite Distance Learning Systems
  • Distance Learning to Supplement K-12 Classrooms
  • Distance Learning Enhances Accountability of Offered Programs
  • Distance Education Programs Offered
  • Online Bachelor Degree Program
  • Distance learning Master Degree Programs
    • Universities Offering Post Graduate Courses in Distance Education
  • Online Learning Forges Ahead in Majority of States
  • Online Enrollment Registers Growth
    • Table 7: Student Enrollment in the US for Online Learning: 2006-2008
  • Upsurge in Blended Online Courses
  • Online Courses Offer Much Needed Flexibility to Busy Women
  • New Software and Increased Internet Connectivity Takes Music Education Online
  • Corporate e-Learning
  • Dominates Overall e-learning Market
  • Reduced Technological Barriers
  • Major Factors Fuelling the Growth of Corporate & Government e-Learning
    • Table 8: US e-Learning Market: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 9: US Corporate e-Learning Market: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
  • Branding: A Leveraging Factor
  • Customized e-Learning: A Growing Fad
  • Concerns Associated with Online Learning
  • Online Education: Requirements for a Smooth Ride
  • Legislations Seek to Validate Online Education
  • Adult Distance Learning Scenario in California
  • Mentor's Job
  • Instructional Format
  • Refund

2. EUROPE

  • An Open Market for Education
  • Overview of the e-Learning Industry
  • Small & Medium Sized Businesses - The Weakest Link
  • Partnerships on the Rise
  • Outsourcing Gains Momentum
  • Market Analytics
    • Table 10: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for e-Learning by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 11: European 5-Year Perspective for e-Learning Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015
    • Table 12: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 13: European 5-Year Perspective for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015

2a. FRANCE

  • An Overview
  • Universities in Pressing Need to Keep Abreast with ICT

2b. GERMANY

2c. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • Recession and e-Learning Market
  • Trends in e-learning Market
  • Blended Learning Programs On the Rise

3. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • e-Learning Industry
  • Relatively Late Entrants with Better Access to Emerging Technologies
  • Diverse Languages - An Obstacle to e-Learning Adoption
  • Proliferation of Digital Devices Holds Potential for m-Learning Solutions
  • Market Drivers
  • Market Restraints
  • Market Analytics
    • Table 14: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for e-Learning by Geographic Region - Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 15: Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for e-Learning Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011 and 2015
    • Table 16: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 17: Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for Corporate e-Learning Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011 and 2015

3a. JAPAN

  • e-Learning Market: An Overview
    • Table 18: e-Learning Market in Japan: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
  • Corporate e-Learning Market Holds Promise
    • Table 19: Corporate e-Learning Market in Japan: Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
  • Non-IT Enterprises Jump into the Arena

3b. CHINA

  • An Overview of the e-Learning Market
  • e-Learning in Education Sector

3c. INDIA

  • Overview
  • Significance of Open and Distance Learning
  • Institutes Providing Distance Learning Courses
  • e-Learning Market - Opportunities Galore
  • Recession: A Blessing for Indian e-Learning Firms
  • e-Learning Outsourcing On the Rise
  • Online Tutoring to Witness Substantial Growth
  • m-Learning: An Overview
  • Role in the Education Sector
  • e-Learning and m-Learning: A Comparison
  • Drawbacks of Distance Education

3d. SOUTH KOREA

  • Online Learning On the Rise
    • Table 20: e-Learning Market in Korea (2006-2008): Individual's e-Learning Revenues in Won Billion
    • Table 21: e-learning Market in Korea (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Individual's e-Learning Demand by Age Group
  • Mobile e-Learning

3e. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

  • 3ea. AUSTRALIA
  • Online Transnational Higher Education Finds Few Takers
  • e-Learning Overview
  • Trends in e-Learning
  • 3eb. MALAYSIA
  • Government Encourages e-Learning
  • e-Learning Overview
  • Government e-Learning Initiatives
  • Contribution of the Private Sector
  • Review of Select Initiatives
  • Smart Utusan Education Portal
  • In.trique Learning Module
  • Edubestari.com
  • World Ahead Initiative of Intel
  • Challenges and Issues
  • 3ec. THAILAND
  • e-Learning in Government Sector
  • Government Initiatives for e-Learning

4. REST OF WORLD

4a. AFRICA

  • Distance Learning to Witness Phenomenal Growth
  • Online Distance Learning Promises to Alleviate Endemic African Poverty
  • Online Learning Grapples with Various Issues Despite Remarkable Growth
  • Lack of Legitimacy and Political Support
  • Policy Issues
  • Insufficient Capacity
  • Sustainability

4b. EGYPT

  • Academics and Universities Differ Widely on e-Learning

4c. SOUTH AFRICA

  • Universities to Join the League of Their Counterparts in Developed Nations

5. LATIN AMERICA

5a. BRAZIL

  • Table 22: Distance Learning Market in Brazil (A Historic Perspective): Number of Students Enrolled and Accredited Institutions for Years 2006 & 2007
  • Table 23: Distance Learning Market in Brazil (A Historic Perspective): Post-secondary Distance Learning Enrollments for Years 2005 & 2006

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