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The Growing Popularity of E-learning

In December 2013, E-Learning Infographics posted an infograph outlining the rise in popularity of e-learning and the benefits that are being seen worldwide in the use of online technology for training purposes.

Below is a snippet from their report

Infographic Elearning Statistics 2014


The full report can be found at:



The popularity of e-learning is set to grow even quicker in 2015. Why is e-learning such a popular choice for businesses? Well, these statistics only scratch the surface.

E-learning cuts down on the time staff spend in training, and therefore off operational duties, because it can be delivered anywhere, anytime. Depending on the method used, staff can participate in the learning experience at a time most suitable for their productivity. For example, if an outdoor job is called off at the last minute due to inclement weather, a productive use of this time would be to have your staff participate in their online course during their down-time.

E-learning is particularly useful for organisations with regional offices over vast distances. Instead of the travel and accommodation expenses associated with bringing all of your staff together, or sending trainers across the country, you can provide online portals for training. Depending on your needs these online portals can include interactive learning materials, webinars where your trainers can interact with your staff face-to-face and online chat rooms where staff can share their ideas.

The statistics presented for e-learning growth in 2014 show the opportunities that can be generated by incorporating e-learning into your training strategies. Above we have detailed just two of the ways these savings are achieved. If you would like to find out more about the specific ways in which e-learning could save you time, money and increase productivity – these articles may also interest you:


“E-learning: Get yourself on the train” Government Technology Review.


“M-Learning Reaches a Tipping Point” by Dr Allen Partridge



Alternatively, if you think e-learning is for you, but you aren’t sure where to start, contact us and we can provide you with some options.