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Global eLearning Market Reached US$27.1 Billion in 2009, Will Reach $49.6 Billion in 2014

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The global market for Self-paced eLearning reached US$27.1 billion in 2009 according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, "The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2009-2014 Forecast and Analysis." The demand is growing by a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% and revenues will reach $49.6 billion by 2014

Tata Interactive Systems enters the School Segment with CLASSEDGE

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Major E-Learning player, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) enters the school education space with their newest offering CLASSEDGE. TIS enters the school segment with an initial investment of Rs100 crore from Tata Industries and plans to increase its current headcount of 200 employees in its school division to 600 people by the end of this year. This is a segment dominated by heavyweights such as Educomp & Everonn but Tata Interactive believes that it has the right mix of experience and product offering to back up its aggressive strategy

Are e-Learning Employees Humans?

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Asim Chowdhury continues to enlighten and regale us with his somewhat caustic style of writing. His articles, I am sure, have managed to stike a chord with loads of eLearning folks and even if they haven't you wont be left without a smile! Asim probably would make the perfect 'union leader' in an eLearning company.

eLearning Companies in India: City & Offerings Breakup

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Our research shows that there are currently in the region of 100 companies of varying size and scale in India engaged in providing e-Learning related services. The following graphic captures the citywise and offerings breakup of these companies

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

Interview with Tyler Lessard, Chief Marketing Officer, Vidyard

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Could you tell me a little about your background and how you came to become the CMO of Vidyard? I am actually an Engineer by trade, which has served me well in my recent career as a marketer. It was a natural fit and I jumped at the opportunity to join the team at Vidyard. How would you describe Vidyard? What is the core marketing technology capability that you bring to a marketer?

eLearning Companies in India: City & Offerings Breakup

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Our research shows that there are currently in the region of 100 companies of varying size and scale in India engaged in providing e-Learning related services. The following graphic captures the citywise and offerings breakup of these companies

Indian Companies Need To Double Training Spend

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Consulting companies like Deloitte and PwC say that currently, Indian IT and ITeS companies spend anywhere between 3-3.5 per cent of their payroll costs in training talent, which has to be increased to 5-6 per cent. Ms Padmaja Alaganandan, Executive Director, Consulting, PwC Consulting, says that the learning and development costs in India is around 3.5 per cent of the payroll. According to the American Society for Training and Development, companies there spend around 3-4 per cent, she points out. Spending on training people is like spending on R&D. Source, Hindu Business Line

Indian Companies Need To Double Training Spend

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Consulting companies like Deloitte and PwC say that currently, Indian IT and ITeS companies spend anywhere between 3-3.5 per cent of their payroll costs in training talent, which has to be increased to 5-6 per cent. Ms Padmaja Alaganandan, Executive Director, Consulting, PwC Consulting, says that the learning and development costs in India is around 3.5 per cent of the payroll. According to the American Society for Training and Development, companies there spend around 3-4 per cent, she points out. Spending on training people is like spending on R&D. Source, Hindu Business Line

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Halogen eLearning Manager - The Award Winning Learning Management System

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Traditionally, performance and learning management systems have been designed and implemented as separate applications. With the Halogen eLearning Manager Learning Management System , training and HR specialists can identify performance strengths and gaps across their organizations and determine what learning activities and programs are needed to meet goals. They can measure the effectiveness of training programs by monitoring actual improvements in employee performance - something organizations have been longing to do for years - and tangibly demonstrate the return on training investments.

Halogen eLearning Manager - The Award Winning Learning Management System

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Traditionally, performance and learning management systems have been designed and implemented as separate applications. With the Halogen eLearning Manager Learning Management System , training and HR specialists can identify performance strengths and gaps across their organizations and determine what learning activities and programs are needed to meet goals. They can measure the effectiveness of training programs by monitoring actual improvements in employee performance - something organizations have been longing to do for years - and tangibly demonstrate the return on training investments.

Saudi Arabia - eLearning Market Size 2008

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In its drive to flesh out a knowledge-based economy, the Saudi government is giving much needed attention to the education sector. More than a quarter of planned budgetary spending is dedicated to education and capital spending in the sector is expected to rise 34.4% in 2008.

Saudi Arabia - eLearning Market Size 2008

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In its drive to flesh out a knowledge-based economy, the Saudi government is giving much needed attention to the education sector. More than a quarter of planned budgetary spending is dedicated to education and capital spending in the sector is expected to rise 34.4% in 2008.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Now Accepting Submissions For The India eLearning Directory

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If you represent an Indian e-Learning company please go ahead and complete the form here. This directory will shortly be made available for public access and free download

Now Accepting Submissions For The India eLearning Directory

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If you represent an Indian e-Learning company please go ahead and complete the form here. This directory will shortly be made available for public access and free download

Brainvisa Founder moves on from E-Learning to Baby Products

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Supam Maheshwari, Brainvisa founder & CEO struck gold when he sold off his stake to Indecomm Global Services just before the global recession. He is now back to play a second innings as an entrepreneur with his latest venture - FirstCry.com, an e-commerce portal selling a range of branded baby care products.  

Tata Interactive Systems enters the School Segment with CLASSEDGE

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Major E-Learning player, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) enters the school education space with their newest offering CLASSEDGE. TIS enters the school segment with an initial investment of Rs100 crore from Tata Industries and plans to increase its current headcount of 200 employees in its school division to 600 people by the end of this year. This is a segment dominated by heavyweights such as Educomp & Everonn but Tata Interactive believes that it has the right mix of experience and product offering to back up its aggressive strategy

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Brainvisa Founder moves on from E-Learning to Baby Products

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Supam Maheshwari, Brainvisa founder & CEO struck gold when he sold off his stake to Indecomm Global Services just before the global recession. He is now back to play a second innings as an entrepreneur with his latest venture - FirstCry.com, an e-commerce portal selling a range of branded baby care products.  

Global eLearning Market Reached US$27.1 Billion in 2009, Will Reach $49.6 Billion in 2014

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The global market for Self-paced eLearning reached US$27.1 billion in 2009 according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, "The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2009-2014 Forecast and Analysis." The demand is growing by a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% and revenues will reach $49.6 billion by 2014

VC Funds Bet On e-Learning

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From a recent report in Mint : Online education and e-learning services emerged as the flavour of the season as venture capital firms struck three deals in this space in the last month—. Mumbai-based Hurix Systems Pvt. Ltd received $5.1 million from Helion Venture Partners. TutorVista.com, an online tutorials company started by serial entrepreneur K. Ganesh, received $2.5

Educomp Acquires Savvica

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The acquisition of Savvica will add online community building capabilities to Educomp's content offerings. Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 per cent stake in Canadian online teaching solutions company Savvica. The company doubled its revenues from Rs 55.5 crore to Rs 110.1

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Educomp Acquires Savvica

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The acquisition of Savvica will add online community building capabilities to Educomp's content offerings. Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 per cent stake in Canadian online teaching solutions company Savvica. The company doubled its revenues from Rs 55.5 crore to Rs 110.1

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

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E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator. Journal, 3/21/2007

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

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E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator. Journal, 3/21/2007

Brainvisa Sold?

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eLearning blogger Amit Kapur, through his blog , speculates that Pune, India based and Sequoia Capital funded , mid-sized eLearning player Brainvisa may be in the process of being acquired. If this is true, then we would see further consolidation of the industry in India. Maximize Learning, another Pune based player was recently snapped up by Aptara (erstwhile Techbooks).

Cost alone doesn't drive outsourcing', says Brandon Hall's latest report

Download 'The Buyer-Provider Partnership: The Key to High-Quality Custom Content', Brandon Hall's report on eLearning Outsourcing, to understand the drivers of eLearning Outsourcing & how the buyer-provider partnership is the key to quality custom content

Careless Whispers Redux

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Before you continue reading you might want to check out the wikipedia entry on Gossip ! We have been hearing persistent rumours of a Pune based eLearning vendor (who has been burning up the PR lines with spiel on their authoring products) in talks to be bought out.if We estimate the deal size to be in the region of $25 Mn. Nothing official has been put out by any of the parties concerned yet

Shift Happens

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TATA Interactive's Jon Revelos brought this great video to my attention via his post Shift Happens. clipped from www.youtube.com.

Instructional Design Courses In India

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In response to a lot of queries I have decided to provide some information on the courses available for budding instructional designers in India. If you know of a course that should be in here or if you represent an institution that offers courses in instructional design please feel free to email me at: Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID) This PGDID program provides basic theoretical and practical skills needed to design, deliver and evaluate courseware. S.N.D.T Women's University. You could contact them using the info here

Instructional Design Courses In India

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In response to a lot of queries I have decided to provide some information on the courses available for budding instructional designers in India. If you know of a course that should be in here or if you represent an institution that offers courses in instructional design please feel free to email me at: Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID) This PGDID program provides basic theoretical and practical skills needed to design, deliver and evaluate courseware. S.N.D.T Women's University. You could contact them using the info here

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

Ex-Brainvisa Employee and Founder of Enthuse Technologies, Samir Inamdar, Arrested

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This is an incident that clearly shows how cut-throat and competitive the eLearning industry has become in India. As smaller companies fight to survive and retain clients, some are resorting to questionable practices in their quest for a share of the pie. According to a press release by the police, Inamdar had been dismissed from Brainvisa in 2006 and formed his own e-learning company subsequently. However, he illegally retained possession of Brainvisa's product demonstrations and their source codes, and later tried to pass these off as his company's products to potential clients.

Ex-Brainvisa Employee and Founder of Enthuse Technologies, Samir Inamdar, Arrested

The Learned Man

This is an incident that clearly shows how cut-throat and competitive the eLearning industry has become in India. As smaller companies fight to survive and retain clients, some are resorting to questionable practices in their quest for a share of the pie. According to a press release by the police, Inamdar had been dismissed from Brainvisa in 2006 and formed his own e-learning company subsequently. However, he illegally retained possession of Brainvisa's product demonstrations and their source codes, and later tried to pass these off as his company's products to potential clients. More here

UTI Ventures Exits Excelsoft, Earns 50 Times Its Investment!

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In one of the biggest exits by a private equity firm in India, UTI Ventures has made 50 times its investment by selling its 35.5% stake in e-learning firm Excelsoft Technologies for Rs 125 crore to hedge fund DE Shaw. UTI Ventures had invested Rs 2.5 crore in 2001 in the Mysore-based firm. Other firms reportedly in the fray for the UTI Ventures stake were Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Ventures, Cisco Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and Softbank. Read more here

UTI Ventures Exits Excelsoft, Earns 50 Times Its Investment!

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In one of the biggest exits by a private equity firm in India, UTI Ventures has made 50 times its investment by selling its 35.5% stake in e-learning firm Excelsoft Technologies for Rs 125 crore to hedge fund DE Shaw. UTI Ventures had invested Rs 2.5 crore in 2001 in the Mysore-based firm. Other firms reportedly in the fray for the UTI Ventures stake were Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Ventures, Cisco Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and Softbank. Read more here

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.