Learning Light is beginning work on updating its figures on the size, shape and state of health of the UK’s e-learning industry.

Last December Learning Light published its second report into the UK’s corporate e-learning industry. In the process it updated figures for this sector which were first published in 2007.

The 2009 report’s principal finding is that the annual size of the UK e-learning industry in 2009 was between £300m and £450m; with growth rates forecast of between 6.7% and 8%. The figures from that report – ‘The UK e-learning market 2009’, available as a free download, from www.e-learningcentre.co.uk or http://www.creativesheffield.co.uk/ – are now in the process of being updated to reflect industry trends throughout 2010.

Learning Light’s David Patterson said: “If you run a company which is active in the UK e-learning industry and would like to contribute facts and opinions to the 2010 Report, please contact Learning Light as soon as possible so that we can include your company in our assessment of the UK’s corporate e-learning market.

“The Learning Light Report on the e-learning industry is not just the most comprehensive assessment of the UK’s corporate e-learning sector, it is the only such report that has reliable, comparable figures for the industry over the last three years. As such, these series of Learning Light Reports make essential reading for all e-learning market analysts and commentators as well as would-be successful entrepreneurs in this sector.”

Comment: Learning Light is, as yet, the only UK-based organisation to be brave enough to attempt to nail the corporate jelly that is the e-learning sector to the wall of hard facts and figures. Importantly, the 2010 report will be the third such report which uses the same criteria – so, regardless of the actual volumes and value of work, there will be some meaningful moving averages and similar measures for comparing corporate e-learning activity from 2007 to 2010.

Anyone who wants to help identify the size and shape of the corporate e-learning industry in the UK – or, perhaps less altruistically, anyone who wants their e-learning organisation to feature in this report – should get in touch with David Patterson (0114 223 2442 and/or david.patterson@learninglight.com) at Learning Light as soon as possible.