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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

The use of IT and telecommunications technology within educational environments is set to increase dramatically between now and 2015 as high-speed fibre-based broadband becomes more widely available. Simultaneously, the capability of internet services devoted to distance education is set to increase enormously over the next decade as well.

Distance education is not new. In the form of a presentation or lecture, letter writing has been used as an educational tool since time immemorial. But the move towards remote educational services for students unable to attend traditional schools escalated with the development of the internet. Since then, broadband and associated Web 2.0 technologies have opened up completely new dimensions for distance education. Virtual classrooms' have enhanced the quality and the possibilities of remote learning beyond measure.

With mobile devices proliferating around the world, people are finding more and more uses for these tools that have become practically an extension of the self. One of the uses for mobile devices is in training and education. Without a doubt, the future of the world is tied to this small revolutionary tool, which has radically changed the way we think and interact with our environment. The potential of mobile devices is staggering they are with us everywhere, able to provide performance support and knowledge checking. They are immediate, flexible, entertaining. M-learning is learning at the point of need, learning on the go.

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 that 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. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are increasingly popular. Businesses and schools adopt the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Self-paced education has become a popular method of e-learning. A key developments of m-learning is Just-In-Time Learning.


1. Synopsis
2. E-education
2.1 E-education statistics
2.2 Self-Paced E-Learning (SPEL)
2.3 Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
2.4 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 Gamification
4.5 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; 2012; 2015; 2018; 2020
Table 2 Self-Paced E-Learning market by region 2013; 2016
Table 3 M-Learning market by region 2013; 2016
Table 4 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 Sample of e-learning ASP market participants
Exhibit 3 A shared vision of the future of education
Exhibit 4 Advantages of e-learning
Exhibit 5 Top 20 most popular Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
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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