Global Digital Media - E-Education, E-Learning and E-Government Trends and Statistics

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Global Digital Media - E-Education, E-Learning and E-Government Trends and Statistics

Students, citizens and employees all around the world have been taking advantage of the advancements in e-education and e-learning for many years now. It must be acknowledged that this sector was initially shaping up as one of the leaders in the rapidly evolving digital society. E-education has been a sector that BuddeComm predicted would be a leader in digital transformation. However this has not happened. The sector has largely resisted change and is largely unprepared for the massive economic and social changes ahead. Some universities have proved the exception, as many of them depend to a large extent upon students that are linked remotely.

Collaboration is another key feature, with some universities now operating well-established networks with colleagues around the world. In addition, e-learning in a broader sense is forging ahead with major Internet Media companies taking a key interest. Massive Online Open Courses (MooCs) are a key area for future developments and it will also be worth observing how the new Google Helpouts fares during 2014.

The digital world continues to influence the growth and development of e-education, with a number of trends emerging in this sector. Cloud computing is beginning to be implemented for use at an operational level, resulting in potential infrastructure cost reductions and administration time. Mobile technology is also beginning to be utilised as an education tool, particularly by academic and healthcare organizations.

Governments around the world also continue to implement mobile apps and cloud computing infrastructure in order to offer improved e-government services.

This report explores the key trends and developments occurring in the global education, e-learning and e-government sectors, supported by examples. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.

Latest developments:

E-learning and e-education markets continue to grow apace and Internet media companies are becoming involved in services for e-education. One example includes Google Helpouts, launched in November 2013; by late 2013 there were 73,090 teachers using Skype in the Classroom; Massive Open Online Courses (MooCs) are a recent e-education development.

1. Synopsis
2. E-education
2.1 Corporate e-learning
3. Education system will hit economic crisis point
3.1 Education is not keeping up with social changes
3.2 Economic costs will force the system to change
3.3 Governments will be forced to stop costs spiralling out of control
4. What is happening with e-education?
4.1 Education transformation will guide e-learning
4.2 Internet media companies moving the sector forward
4.3 Self-learning in developing economies
4.4 Schools as platforms for individual learning
5. Tele-education the quiet achiever
6. E-education: part of smart, trans-sector community
6.1 Mobile learning
6.2 Cloud computing and e-education
6.3 Tele-presence and e-education
6.4 Skype in the classroom
6.5 Off-net video in the medical field
6.6 E-learning and Open Source
6.7 Massive Open Online Courses (MooCs)
6.8 Virtual worlds for education
6.9 Crowdsourcing
7. Digital education approaching reality
8. E-government
8.1 Web-based government
8.2 Benefits of e-government
8.3 Barriers to e-government
8.4 Fibre key to e-government
9. Related reports
Table 1 Global e-learning market value 2010; 2013; 2015; 2017
Table 2 Global investment in e-government 2010 - 2016
Chart 1 Global investment in e-government 2010 - 2016
Exhibit 1 South Korea: stimulating broadband by spending on e-education
Exhibit 2 A shared vision of the future of education
Exhibit 3 Advantages of e-learning
Exhibit 4 Sample of e-learning ASP market participants
Exhibit 5 Popular Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Exhibit 6 Connect To Learn
Exhibit 7 New Media Consortium (NMC)
Exhibit 8 Examples of open source e-learning projects
Exhibit 9 Definition: E-Government
Exhibit 10 Examples of Web 2.0 tools available to governments
Exhibit 11 Examples of common web based e-government applications
Exhibit 12 Open Government Partnership (OGP)

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