Editors Note: Our Changing Industry

Editors Note: Our Changing Industry

The Annual Fact Book Shows Exactly What Trends Are Having An Influence On E-Learning And What Trends Could Influence You In Future.

Welcome to the 2012-2013 Annual Industry Fact Book, a sometimes-predictable, sometimes-startling look at the changing face of e-learning. Inside this edition, you will access up-to-the-minute data on e-learning trends, learning and talent systems buyer data, and IT investments in education. We take great pains to compare this year’s survey results with last year’s. By offering such a comparison, you can predict how these trends will affect your job duties and your organization.

In 2012, we discover that e-learning (learning technology) accounts for 60 percent of training hours conducted in 2012. Read more on page 14. The Learning & Talent Systems Buyer Study reports 45 percent of respondents plan to add,change or replace their system. Discover why in the article starting on page 20.

Futuresource Consulting predicts that IT hardware investments in education will top $19 billion by 2015. See why in the article on page 24.


Around the office we call the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) “Elsie.” ELCE 2012 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, Calif., for three days, beginning Sept. 25. Learning executives will share how their organizations embraced learning and workplace technology to drive performance.

Theme of the 10th edition of ELCE is “Imagine, Inspire and Innovate.” Attendees can access more than 50 educational sessions focused on learning and workplace technology solutions and best practices. Home of the Best of Elearning! awards, attendees can also see, share and compare best – in class solutions. ELCE is the exclusive learning and workplace technology showcase serving private and public sector executives.

ELCE registration is now open at: elceshow.com.

See you at ELCE.

—Jerry Roche, editorial director

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