Mobile, gamification, MOOCs: the list of new and emerging eLearning trends is endless. In this rapidly shifting and growing market it pays to stay aware of constant developments.
That’s why I’ve gathered a list of the most important statistics and numbers for eLearning and training in 2014.
2. People primarily use mLearning tools at school/work and while traveling; 75% and 74%, respectively. However, a full 52% use them while in bed right after waking up. (Source: Michaels and Associates) <<Tweet this stat!
3. Companies spent $164 billion on training in 2012, up from $156 billion in 2011, and that number is expected to have risen in 2013. Of that $164 billion, $56 billion is allocated to eLearning. (Source: ASTD and CertifyMe) <<Tweet this stat!
4. Companies with strong “learning cultures” (that prioritize open sharing of information and employee development) are 46% more likely to be market leaders and innovators in their markets. (Source: Bersin and Associates) <<Tweet this stat!
5. Students learning through gamified eLearning content scored 14% higher in skill-based knowledge and 9% higher in knowledge retention than students learning through traditional methods. (Source: University of Colorado Denver) <<Tweet this stat!
7. BUT only 1 in 10 have actually completed or passed an online course (though 40% do watch the course through to completion, they don’t do any of the assignments or otherwise participate). (Source: Coursera) <<Tweet this stat!
15. 41% of employees who report “poor” training opportunities at their job plan to leave, compared to just 12% who report excellent training programs. (Source: Harris Interactive Poll) <<Tweet this stat!
What other stats and numbers should we paying attention to in the evolving eLearning universe? Add them to the conversation in the comments below!