E-Learning Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Growth Analysis Report - Industry Forecast (2021 to 2026)

  • Category : Information Technology |
  • Report Code : VMR-41108 |
  • Pages: 200 |
  • Published : 2021-09 |
  • Region: Global |
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E-Learning Market Size and Growth (2021-2026)


The global e-learning market size is estimated to reach USD 350 billion by 2026 from USD 222 billion in 2020 with a CAGR of 13.2% from 2021-2026.


E-learning refers to the learning system based on standard teaching through electronic resources. It also refers to a network-enabled transfer of knowledge and at the same time, a huge number of recipients can listen to the class.


E-learning is the greatest transformation that has taken place recently. The unexpected birth of e-learning online education, virtual classrooms, and e-learning sessions were launched to many developing entrepreneurs trying their success during the ever-burgeoning industry.




The market is driven by the snowballing developments in technological infrastructure with the quick increasing adoption of video-instructor-led training methods. Huge organizations are investing highly to propel market growth worldwide. The sales of smartphones are increasing along with the growth in perforation in wireless communications technologies is skyrocketing fueling the e-learning market growth globally. The incorporation of gamification procedures in e-learning modules is likely to create a positive impact on the e-learning market in the forthcoming years.


The appearance or the arrival of certain new technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and cloud-based Learning Management Systems (LMS) burgeon the market growth. The increasing adoption of online learning tools by schools and businesses for developing the employment and learning experience of students and employees. The factor helps in supporting the e-learning market growth.


Moreover, the agriculture sector is increasing its demand for exact and strong farming methods providing easy and simple educational content to the farmers.


As per the UNICEF, 90% of the countries and governments have executed some form of remote or e-platform to help educate children.




However, less interaction with learners and upper-class and the need for self-motivation and proper time management skills in learners diminish the e-learning market growth.


COVID-19 Impact on E-Learning Market


With the sudden eruption of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the e-learning market is witnessing a significant impact. Due to the rising cases of the COVID-19, nations have imposed strict lockdown resulting in closures of schools, colleges, and universities. More than 1.3 billion school-going students were destitute of education because of the pandemic crisis. For instance, more than 5.4 million students in South Korea have started taking lessons online that were live-streamed like Zoom from home, and Google Classroom, as South Korea attempts to confront the COVID-19, in April 2020.


E-learning has turned out to be a challenge and encountered a growing burden. The E-learning sector has achieved excellent growth despite the pandemic crisis. Many organizations have transferred to e-learning solutions to complete their syllabus. To prevent the virus spread and maintain social distancing, other organizations have adopted virtual learning solutions. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO)is providing training courses to educate and train healthcare professionals regarding the related threats while treating COVID patients.


Segmentation Analysis


The Global E-Learning Market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the technology, provider, and application.


E-Learning Market - By Technology


  • Online e-learning
  • LMS
  • Mobile e-learning
  • Rapid e-learning
  • Virtual classroom
  • Others


Mobile e-learning technology has experienced quick adoption across the e-learning market. The growing use of smartphones increases the segment growth. The sales of smartphones have increased


E-Learning Market - By Provider


  • Service
  • Content


By provider, the services segment is accounted for the largest share in the e-learning market during the foreseeable period. The service segment plays a vital role in the e-learning market. The quick use in technology integration, course setup, and blended learning.


E-Learning Market - By Application


  • Academic
    • K-12
    • Higher education
    • Vocational training
  • Corporate
    • SMBs
    • Large enterprises
  • Government


By application, the academic segment is leading the e-learning platform during the foreseen period. With the advent of COVID-19, the academic syllabus of the students has halted. Then to complete the academic year courses, e-learning has come into existence.


Regional Analysis


North America

In the U.S., the e-learning platform has been experiencing an escalation by the education and corporate sectors over the past 3 to 5 years. The U.S. government is investing huge for the education of children and other online courses. As of 2019, investments in the U.S education technology sector reached over 1.6 billion as per the EdSurge Inc.


In Europe, due to the pandemic emergence, many universities in Europe have adopted teaching to provide mixed learning- a combination of onsite and online study.


The e-learning market in Germany is estimated to enjoy a growth of 20% through 2027. Various universities like WINGS Professional Studies, The Technical University of Kaiserslautern, The Carl von Ossietzky, and others offer various international programs online. These universities offer distance learning based on a blended-learning approach comprising multimedia, online study materials, and printed.


However, the Asia-Pacific region is exhibiting considerable growth in the e-learning market. India and China are increasingly demanding because of the growing literacy rate, government measures to bridge the digital divide, and the rising youth population. The region is anticipated to have the largest share in the e-learning platform over the upcoming years.


Latin America is registered to have quick growth in the e-learning platform. The demand for primary and secondary education is rising to fuel the market growth.


The Middle East and African region are to have notable growth throughout the period. The education field in UAE is fledging at a quick speed as education is the top priority for the government in UAE.


The government of UAE has launched the 'Learning from Afar' drive to permit students from classes 5-12 in Abu-Dhabi to pursue their learning and education in a safe environment.


Key Market Players


  1. Cisco Systems Inc.
  2. Aptara Inc.
  3. Skills2Learn Ltd.
  4. City & Guilds Group
  5. Citrix Education Inc.
  6. Apollo Education Group
  7. CERTPOINT Systems Inc.
  8. D2L Corporation
  9. Articulate Global Inc.
  10. Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.
  11. Allen Interactions Inc.
  12. Learning Pool
  13. Microsoft Corporation
  14. SAP SE
  15. Adobe Systems Inc.
  16. Saba Software
  17. Oracle Corporation
  18. Kallidus Ltd.
  19. Intuition Publishing and few others are the key players in the e-learning market globally.




  • In October 2019, SAP partnered with Microsoft to widen its product portfolio and increase its customer base.


  • In April 2020, OpenLearning Limited associated with Alibaba to extend its online services across the Chinese ed-tech market.


Product Launch


  • In July 2020, Infor publicized the launch of its new module which focuses on human resources training globally.


Recent Market Developments


  • On September 09, 2020, Cisco launched the Webex Classrooms platform to permit school students to run online classes. Webex Classrooms works together with Webex meetings permitting hybrid learning solutions and easy video calling.





Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 – 2026

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa (MEA), Latin America 




Chapter 1. E-Learning Market  – Scope & Methodology

1.1. Market Segmentation

1.2. Assumptions

1.3. Research Methodology

1.4. Primary Sources

1.5. Secondary Sources

Chapter 2. E-Learning Market   – Executive Summary

2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2026) ($M/$Bn)

2.2. Key Trends & Insights

2.3. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

                2.3.1. Impact during 2021 - 2026

                2.3.2. Impact on Supply – Demand

                2.3.3. Impact on Production Cost

                2.3.4. Impact on Supply Chain

Chapter 3. E-Learning Market   – Competition Scenario

3.1. Market Share Analysis

3.2. Product Benchmarking

3.3. Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

3.4. Competitive Pricing Analysis

3.5. Supplier - Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4. E-Learning Market   Entry Scenario

4.1. Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2. Regulatory Scenario - By Region

4.3  Customer Analysis

4.4. Porters Five Force Model

                4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers

                4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

                4.4.4. Rivalry among Existing Players

                4.4.5. Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5. E-Learning Market –  Landscape

5.1. Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

5.2. Market Drivers

5.3. Market Restraints/Challenges

5.4. Market Opportunities

Chapter 6. E-Learning Market – By Technology

6.1. Online E-Learning

6.2. LMS

6.3. Mobile E-Learning

6.4. Rapid E-Learning

6.5. Virtual Classroom

6.6. Others

Chapter 7. E-Learning Market – By Provider

7.1. Service

7.2. Content

Chapter 8. E-Learning Market – By Application

8.1. Academic

      8.1.1. K-12

      8.1.2. Higher Education

      8.1.3.  Vocational Training

8.2. Corporate

      8.2.1. SMBs

      8.2.2. Large Enterprises

8.3. Government

Chapter 9. E-Learning Market  , By Geography – Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

9.1. North America

                9.1.1. U.S.A

                9.1.2. Canada

                9.1.3. Mexico

9.2. Europe

                9.2.1. Italy

                9.2.2. Spain

                9.2.3. Russia

                9.2.4. Germany

                9.2.5. UK             

                9.2.6. France

                9.2.7. Rest of Europe

9.3. Asia Pacific

                9.3.1. Japan

                9.3.2. South Korea

                9.3.3. China

                9.3.4. India

                9.3.5. Australia & New Zealand

                9.3.6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

9.4. Rest of the World

                9.4.1. Middle East

                9.4.2. Africa

                9.4.3. South America


Chapter 10. E-Learning Market   – Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)

10.1. Company 1

10.2. Company 2

10.3. Company 3

10.4. Company 4

10.5. Company 5

10.6. Company 6

10.7. Company 7

10.8. Company 8

10.9. Company 9

10.10. Company 10

  • Primary & Secondary Sources to Collect & Validate Data

  • Utilization of Both Top Down & Bottom Up Approach

  • Holistic Research Methodology

Scope & Introductory Research

In the initial stage of research, the scope for market is defined. In order to better understanding of the market, secondary focus is on different segmentations of the market. Preliminary research involves identifying key data points related to the market under consideration to estimate the market sizes to the best extent.​

Data Collection 

Based on the scope of the market and the key data points, a number of secondary sources are considered. This data collection stage consists of a team of analysts who gather data from various secondary resources, accessing proprietary databases and primary research by reaching out to key market participants and opinion leaders. ​

Data Fusion

At this stage, collected data using several sources is arranged in structured format. The sources include industry participants, in-house models, key opinion leaders in the market ecosystem and databases. Historical data trends are established at this point, and compared to the current scenario. Based on the macro- and micro-factor prevailing in various geographies, proprietary data models are used to analyze key market countries. Key players in this market are listed based on their capabilities in revenue, sales, and development. The study also involves the identification of companies in the category of 'new entrants' and their potential effects on the market.

Data Analysis

At this stage, the analyst team moves on to understand how the market has changed over the years. The total size of the market is gathered after an study of different business segments and end-users is done. An impact research is also done to see what factors will/may influence the market in the years ahead. The effect of various variables on the industry is often taken into account when forecasting market sizes.

Verification ​

Data verification is conducted at all research levels, however this stage is dedicated to more rigorous checking of the data points. At this stage, the estimated data is triangulated with company revenues and checked with industry experts including several senior executives and key opinion leaders in the market. The data is then summarized, and the findings are derived from the same for the report. ​

Quality Assurance & Report Preparation​

Holistic research methodology is followed with combination of Top Down and Bottom Up approach to undertake the estimation and forecasting task in order to ensure quality of data. At this stage of the research process, a dedicated QA team checks the data and approves after several predefined checks. Each section is checked and questioned to make the report accurate and reliable. In case of discrepancy, a team of analysts reviews the issue, and the whole process is repeated again. That significantly improves the report's quality. After approval, all the parts of the report are brought together and is formatted by highly trained team thus making it ready to dispatch.​

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