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E-learning, or digital learning, is a learning method based on online educational resources and content . E-learning is used in personal and professional training contexts. There are three main categories of e-learning :

  • The MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) are open access courses, usually free of charge, at the end of which the public can obtain certification
  • The SPOC (Small Private Online Courses) are fee-based MOOCs, with access restricted to specific users, such as university students. They can also be used to obtain certification
  • The COOC (Corporate Open Online Courses) are used by companies for the training of employees and collaborators.

E-learning is related to the fields of vocational training and education. It democratizes access to training It allows for teaching flexibility and access to all users with an Internet connection, regardless of their location. E-learning can be combined with courses in face-to-face which constitute so-called "training courses" hybrids  "or" blended-learning  » [ Eduscol ]

On a global scale, e-learning is on the rise with an expected growth of 10.3% per year until 2027 . If north America remains the most advanced region in this area growth is expected to be very rapid in Africa, Asia and South America. In particular, India is the world's second largest e-learning market, behind the United States France is not to be outdone with an annual growth rate of 15% and a gradual catching up with Germany, Europe's most advanced country.

The e-learning market thrives with the development of teleworking . However, the 100% online is not yet in place since these are hybrid formations, mixing face-to-face and distance, which are the most popular with consumers . New innovations should appear on the market in the coming years, given the high level of investment in this area.

The main players in e-learning are Coursera, GIP FUN MOOC, ByJu's, OpenClassrooms, Coorpacademy or Digischool .






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The e-learning and MOOCs market - France

Publicado en 18/08/2022 by VT KTEK

A very complete study where all sources are cited

The e-learning and MOOCs market - France

Publicado en 20/11/2020 by Lamice Denguir - Knowledge & Skills

A list of sources is missing, as well as updated data for 2020

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