Thursday, April 26, 2007
Electronic Learning, is that easy??
The worldwide e-learning industry is estimated to be worth over 38 billion euros according to conservative estimates, although in the European Union only about 20% of e-learning products are produced within the common market. Developments in Internet and multimedia technologies are the basic enabler of e-learning, with content, technologies and services being identified as the three key sectors of the e-learning industry , although it can be seen that there are two additional sectors, those being the consulting and support sectors.
Organisations such as SkillSoft, Epic, LearningSteps.com, BlueU and REDTRAY are leading innovators in the design and development of e-learning in the commercial world. Of these, SkillSoft are by far the largest and most experienced company in the global e-learning market, whilst Epic are the largest bespoke e-learning content providers.