the e-learning and MOOCs market

Update 02/03/2020


1.1 Definition and scope of study

E-learning, or digital learning, is a learning method based on online learning resources and content. E-learning is used in personal and/or professional training contexts.

There are three main categories of e-learning:

  • MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are generally free open access courses, at the end of which the public can obtain certification.
  • SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) are similar to MOOCs but have a fee, indeed their access is limited to specific users, such as university students. They can also be used to obtain certification.
  • COOCs (Corporate Open Online Courses) are used by companies to train employees and collaborators.

E-learning is linked to the vocational training and education sectors. The methodology democratizes access to training, because it allows flexibility in education, and access to all users with an Internet connection, regardless of their location.


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Henri Metzger

L'étude de marché restitue bien les tendances du secteur du e-learning