The US market for Collaboration-based Learning products and services reached $4.2 billion in 2010. The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 5.7% and revenues will reach $5.5 billion by 2015.
The demand-side analysis in this report forecasts five-year Collaboration-based Learning expenditures by eight buyer segments: consumer, corporate, federal government, state and local government, PreK-12 academic, higher education, non-profits/associations, and healthcare.
Each segment has different buying behavior and particular products are in higher demand in specific segments. The buying segments with the highest growth rates are healthcare, non-profits/associations, and higher education at 23.3%, 21.7%, and 14.9%, respectively.
The higher return on investment (ROI) achieved with virtual delivery is the primary attraction for commercial training and education suppliers struggling with "brick and mortar" physical classroom costs.
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The supply-side analysis in this report forecasts the expenditures for three major categories of Collaboration-based Learning:
- Content events
- Content and technology services
- Installed technology
Content events will generate the highest revenues throughout the forecast period, followed by technology services such as SaaS hosting services. Live online language learning classes are now in high demand in several segments. IT professionals now prefer virtual labs and real-time virtual classroom events over every other type of learning method (including physical classroom.)
There are five specific types of Collaboration-based Learning platforms discussed in this report:
- Remote assistance and screen-sharing tools
- Virtual labs
- Virtual classrooms and virtual learning environments (VLE)
- General-purpose collaboration platforms used for learning
- Classroom collaboration management systems
With the exception of classroom collaboration management systems, which to date, are usually sold as installed solutions; they can all be sold either as hosted SaaS solutions or as installed platforms.
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