Global E-learning Market Outlook to 2027

By Provider (Content Provider, Service Provider), By Deployment Model (On-premise, Cloud), By Course (Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Online Certification and Professional Course, Test Preparation), By End User (Academic, Corporate, Government) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA).”


Author(s):Aparajita Raj

Product Code:KROD165

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March 2023

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Global E-learning Industry. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, market size in terms of number of products sold and revenue generated.

Its market segmentations include by Provider, by Deployment Model, by Course, by End User and by Region; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trendsdriving adoption trends; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the Global E-learning market is forecasted to grow at a robust CAGR by 2027. The global e-learning market is estimated to cross the value of USD 500 Bn by 2027. The Global E-learning market has recorded a robust growth over the last few years, offering exciting opportunities for online retailers across various sectors.

Global E-learning Market Revenue

  • The highest growth is expected from the majorly populated APAC region. The high growth rate can be attributed to many middle-income groups in developing countries like India, a preferred market for vendors. 
  • An increase in internet and smartphone penetration is the fundamental driver of e-learning market growth. This has revolutionized content delivery mode and evolved the method by continuously improving bandwidths and reducing data prices.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By Deployment Model: Based on the deployment model, the cloud segment is leading the industry globally and is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the foreseen period. Cloud-based solutions are gaining remarkable traction in schools and universities due to their cost-effective and flexible training approaches for students.

Global E-learning Market Segmentation By Deployment Model

By Region: The e-learning market was dominated by North America in 2022. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to rise in usage of e-learning services and adoption of cloud-based smart learning solution.

Global E-learning Market Segmentation By Region

Competitive Landscape

In Global E-learning Market there are several players operating in the market, and top players account for a substantial share in the market in terms of revenue. The e-learning market is highly fragmented in nature. The major parameters on which these players complete includes course type, deployment model, Innovation and platform used. Key players in e-earning include Aptara, Inc, Adobe Systems Inc, Cornerstone, Citrix Education, Coursera, Meridian Knowledge Solutions, Microsoft Corporation etc.

Global E-learning Market Ecosystem

Future Outlook

During the forecast period of 2022-2027, it is anticipated that the global e-learning market will grow at a massive CAGR by 2027. Major players account for a considerable percentage of online sales in the e-learning space and they actively participate in partnerships and product innovations to gain more market share in future. E-learning sales are continuing to rise in the Asia-Pacific region. New markets are forming, and established markets have the potential to grow even more in the forecasted period.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

By Provider

Content Provider

Service Provider

By Deployment Model



By Course

Primary and Secondary Education

Higher Education

Online Certification and Professional Course

Test Preparation

By End User




By Region

North America




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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • E-Learning Companies
  • LMS Platforms
  • Language Learning Platforms
  • Institutes/Colleges
  • Schools
  • Investors
  • Industry Associations
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Government Bodies & Regulating Authorities 

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Year: 2017-2022
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022– 2027


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

  • Adobe
  • Aptara Inc.
  • Articulate Global, LLC
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • D2L Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Oracle Corporation
  • SAP SE

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Overview

2.1 Taxonomy of Global E-Learning Market

2.2 Industry Value Chain

2.3 Ecosystem

2.4 Government Regulations/Initiatives for Global E-Learning Market

2.5 Growth Drivers of Global E-Learning Market

2.6 Issues and Challenges of Global E-Learning Market

2.7 Impact of COVID-19 on Global E-Learning Market

2.8 PESTLE/SWOT Analysis

3. Global E-Learning Market Size, 2017 – 2022

4. Global E-Learning Market Segmentation

4.1   By Course, 2017 - 2022

4.2 By End-User, 2017 - 2022

4.3 By Regional Split (North America/Europe/Asia-Pacific/LAMEA), 2017 - 2022

5. Competitive Landscape

5.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

5.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

5.3 Company Profiles – (Top 5 - 7 Major Players)

5.3.1 Adobe

5.3.2 Articulate Global, LLC


5.3.4 Cisco Systems, Inc.

5.3.5 Citrix Systems, Inc.

5.3.6 D2L Corporation

5.3.7 Microsoft Corporation

6. Global E-Learning Future Market Size, 2022 – 2027

7. Global E-Learning Future Market Segmentation

7.1   By Course, 2022 - 2027

7.2 By End-User, 2022 - 2027

7.3 By Regional Split (North America/Europe/Asia-Pacific/LAMEA), 2022 - 2027

8. Analyst Recommendations

9. Research Methodology

10. Disclaimer

11. Contact Us

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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables:

Ecosystem creation for all the major entities and referring to multiple secondary and proprietary databases to perform desk research around market to collate industry level information.

Step 2: Market Building:

Collating statistics on e-learning market over the years, to compute the revenues generated by the online market. We also understood the price points of various products offered.

Step 3: Validating and Finalizing:

Building market hypothesis and conducting CATIs with industry exerts belonging to different companies to validate statistics and seek operational and financial information from company representatives.

Step 4: Research output:

Our team will approach multiple finance providing channels and understand nature of product segments and sales, consumer preference and other parameters, which will support us validate statistics derived through bottom to top approach from e-learning providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The Global E-learning Market is covered from 2017–2027 in this report, including a forecast for the period of 2022-2027.

02 What are the Key Factors Driving the Global E-learning Market?

Increasing Demand for Internet-Enabled Devices, Growing Need for Strong Workforce Skills, Growing Demand for Continuous Product Innovation and personalized learning preferences by consumers. 

03 Which region the largest share in the Global e-learning Market?

North America holds the largest share in 2022.

04 Who are the key players in the Global e-learning Market?  

Aptara Inc, Adobe Inc, Cisco Systems, Instructure Inc, Oracle Corp are few of the major companies operating in Global E-learning Market.

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