Government Elearning! Magazine

DEC 2015 - JAN 2016

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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Government Elearning! Winter 2016 11 Global E-learning Continues Growth The worldwide market for self-paced e-learning reached $47.9 billion in 2015. The fve-year compound annual growth rate is fat at 1.0%, and revenues will only increase to $50.4 billion by 2020, according to the report. Africa has the highest growth rate at 16.3%, where e-learning rev- enues will reach a bil- lion dollars by 2020. Revenues will more than double in 17 of the 29 countries in Af- rica by 2020. Low growth rates are now common in 20 early adopter countries. But the flat global growth rate masks the phenomenal growth in dozens of countries. In fact, e-learning revenues will more than double in 49 of the 120 countries analyzed in this report. —Complete report: Whiteboard Market to See 16% Growth Through 2019 The global interactive whiteboard market is expected to grow at a com- pound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 16% from 2015-2019. A new market research report cites the technological advances in education, which have grown exponentially over the years. Educational institutions, such as schools and colleges, are adopting new technolo- gies, such as mobile computing devices and interactive whiteboards, to gain greater access to multimedia documents and the Internet. The new report also highlights innovative concepts such as e-learning and virtual learning, which are gaining popularity in educational institu- tions all over the world. —More info: Trend lines Companies Built to Be Mobile? In recent years, many companies have become "remote friendly." But next year, that paradigm may shift toward companies that are built to be mobile from inception, according to a report in Fast Company magazine. "You can create a virtual company today very, very easily," says Josh Bersin, who founded his research and analyst frm, Bersin, as a virtual company in 2002, before Deloitte acquired it three years ago. "Organizations really aren't companies, they're like networks of teams. Even big companies are being reorganized like this. Everybody is working with a team that is somehow connected to another team, and that team may or may not be inside the company." Other 2016 innovations: >> The rise of independent consultants >> Less PowerPoint, more video >> Different emphasis on work-life balance >> The new normal: consumer-grade design —Read the whole article: future-of-work/6-ways-work-will-change-in-2016 'Only 3.6% of CEOs and HR directors at more than 70 organizations had any kind of coherent approach for analyzing talent-related data that they could use to predict what expertise they were likely to require in future and what skills gaps could hit their business performance.' —PA Consulting survey

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