You may have read our recent blog on elearning trends in 2018 and wondered how we pulled everything together, well now the secret is out – we looked at elearning statistics from various sources! These elearinng statistics were so fascinating that we thought they deserved their own post, so here goes.

fascinating facts

1. The elearning market

The Learning Management System market continues to grow. As of 2017 the LMS market is worth over £200 billion and it’s estimated that it will be worth £280 billion by 2023!

2. Mobile usage

Mobile device usage continues to grow worldwide and this trend carries on to mobile learning. It was reported in 2017 that 67% of people now use mobile devices to access learning and 70% of organisations now offer some form of learning via a mobile device.

3. Bite-sized learning 

In 2017 the average corporate employee only dedicated 1% of their time to learning. This equates to only 24 minutes per week. With this in mind it’s extremely important to make your learning consumable.

4. Social learning 

The millennial workforce is continually growing and overtaking the current Gen-X workforce. This new generation was the first to embrace a complete social adoption and the growing desire for social learning mimics that. Organisations are reflecting this change with 73% surveyed saying they expect to focus on social learning in the next five years.

5. Video learning 

Check out your Facebook timeline, I bet the majority of the content you see is in video format. Well, guess what? Video is going to dominate learning in the next five years.  As of 2016 98% of organisations said they would implement video as part of their digital learning strategy.

There you have it, our top five elearning statistics – to find out more about trends and statistics in elearning contact our expert team on +44 (0) 28 9042 2000 or email

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