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Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Share, Size, Forecast, Research: By Type: Mobile E-Learning, Learning Management Software, Virtual Class; Others; By Application: Academic, Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises, Others; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape: Industry Events and Developments; 2023-2028

Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Outlook

The global self-paced e-learning market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% in the forecast period of 2023-2028 owing to the increasing penetration of the Internet.


News and Developments in the Market

In July 2022, two Spark Augmented Reality (AR) courses were introduced by edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U in collaboration with Meta and made available on . The new projects are a result of edX's collaboration with Meta Immersive Learning and further the organisation's goals to create a metaverse-wide learning ecosystem and provide professionals with more access to the training and resources they need to pursue careers in augmented reality.


A number of free, open-to-audit courses from edX will be made available to its 44 million users in order to assist them become ready to become Certified Spark AR Creators. This is anticipated to aid the self-paced e-learning market growth globally.


In June 2022, Udemy, a popular online learning and teaching platform, announced the expansion of Udemy Business in the Asia Pacific region . With the deployment of 8,000 foreign courses in 13 different local languages and a number of enterprise customers from various geographical areas, Udemy Business has increased its global reach.


Many courses are taught by professionals with real-world experience in their native language, eliminating the need for dubbing or subtitles and improving the learning environment for both students and instructors. Udemy Business collaborates with a variety of businesses in the Asia Pacific region, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Western Union Services India Private Limited, and Hyundai Mobis in India, in addition to LG Uplus Corp. and NCSOFT in Korea, and many more.


In May 2022, A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and edX announced the introduction of a new Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Product Management . One of the first entirely online graduate degrees in product management offered by an accredited non-profit college or university, this new degree from UMD, developed in collaboration with edX, costs about USD 25,000.


The online MPS in Product Management programme at UMD combines a fully online learning environment with connections to the UMD community and instructors that have won awards. Therefore, the introduction of new courses in e-learning is one of the major self-paced e-learning market trends across the world.


Internet Penetration, Cloud-Based Solutions, and Subject Proficiency Assessments to be the Key Market Trends

Self-paced e-learning means that people can learn electronically at their own pace and according to their own schedule. The individual is not required to do their job and study at the same time as the others. The person is free to go at their own pace when transitioning between phases. Employees might learn independently through self-study, which was a trend in the classes.


  • A significant factor in the self-paced e-learning market expansion has been the growing use of the Internet in many parts of the world. The self-paced e-learning market is rising due to improved access to affordable internet connectivity options due to the increasing telecom and broadband sectors.
  • The market will continue to develop as a result of the increasing use of cloud-based solutions and the significant investments made by leading industry participants to increase the security and dependability of cloud-based platforms.
  • The availability of subject content, expertise, evaluations, and credentials that will help to raise the students' knowledge of their progress in learning a topic or concept is one of the most crucial aspects that is positively impacting the self-paced e-learning market forecast.


Technological Advancements, Adoption of Online Learning, and STEM Programs to Provide Significant Growth Opportunities to the Market

Technological Advancements

Ongoing technological development and advancement are expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities to the self-paced e-learning market across the world.


Rapid Adoption of Online Learning

The self-paced e-learning market demand in the upcoming years is anticipated to be aided by the growing acceptance of online learning, which has raised the number of educational institutions offering online distance learning courses.


Expansion of STEM Programs

The development of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programmes will be a driving force behind the expansion of the global self-paced e-learning market.


High Cost, Lack of Awareness, and Lack of Face-To-Face Interactions to Pose as Major Challenges for the Market

High Cost

The development of self-paced e-learning content is expensive, and high initial investment costs could hamper the self-paced e-learning market development.


Lack of Awareness

The lack of end-user awareness of the latest technology and a lack of resources to provide high-quality education are predicted to restrain the market expansion.


Lack of Face-To-Face Interactions

The market growth is being constrained by the lack of face-to-face interactions in e-learning systems and the requirement for greater self-motivation.


Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis

The various types of self paced e-learning in the market are mobile e-learning, learning management software, and virtual class, among others. The major applications of the market are academic, large enterprises, small and medium enterprises, among others. The Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa are the major regions in the self-paced e-learning market.


The comprehensive EMR study offers a detailed analysis of the market based on a SWOT analysis and Porter's five forces model. The following top players in the global self-paced e-learning market report are thoroughly analysed in the study, including information on their competitive environment and recent activities such as mergers, acquisitions, investments, and expansion plans.


  • Coursera Inc.
  • Skillshare, Inc
  • edX LLC
  • Udemy, Inc.
  • Codecademy
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Others


Rapid Growth in E-Learning Segment to Dominate the Market Growth

Due to expanding smartphone sales and increased usage of wireless communication technologies, the e-learning segment is anticipated to dominate the self-paced e-learning market throughout the forecast period. E-learning is convenient and cost-effective, and it has applications in the fields of training, education, and healthcare.


Using chats, discussion forums, and blogs, it is also used in the corporate sector to carry out training programmes and collaborative tasks like project work and assignments. The e-learning industry's reach is expanded by the expansion in technologically enhanced instruction and training.


To increase the efficiency of learning for managers and workers, firms can store and monitor the use of online training materials using learning management software (LMS). LMS makes it simple to obtain all information, such as test results or training hours to support and encourage students, who are taking part in their organisation’s training programme.


LMS not only enables managers to securely control and monitor their teams, but it also enables learners to organise and access what might be a vast quantity of material in one location.


According to self-paced e-learning market research, an online learning environment is known as a virtual classroom. The environment can be software-based and accessed via a downloadable executable file, or it can be web-based and accessed through a portal. Regardless of time and place, virtual learning enables students from all over the world to participate in stimulating online sessions.


Self-Paced E-Learning Finds Major Applications in Academic, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Large Enterprises

The self-paced e-learning market is anticipated to have significant expansion during the projected period, particularly in the academic sector. Many organisations are now incorporating online learning at all levels of the educational system due to the rise in the number of students and the affordability of online education. To help students finish their degrees, several educational institutions are switching to an online higher education curriculum.


Higher education self-paced e-learning systems have aided international students in finishing their degrees at home, while saving time and money. It provides dynamic learning possibilities, a flexible learning method, and seamless progress tracking.

Additionally, the self-paced e-learning market expansion is likely to be fuelled by the increasing emphasis on early childhood education and the rising public-private investment for K–12 education.


North America and Asia Pacific to be the Significant Regions for Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market

North America is anticipated to witness significant growth in the forecast period. The growth in the region can be attributed to the rising enrollment in self-paced distance learning courses, online learning courses, and the growing number of people, who are digitally aware. The key markets in North America for self-paced e-learning products include the United States and Canada.


Further, the presence of famous colleges and the availability of cutting-edge internet infrastructure are likely to fuel the market expansion in the region. Additionally, major players in the self-paced e-learning market will benefit from the availability of high-speed internet and the deployment of the 5G network in the United States.


On the other hand, Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate because of the region's increased Internet penetration and rising mobile device usage in developing nations like China, India, Malaysia, and South Korea. The region's market expansion is being pushed by the expanding government measures to promote the digital infrastructure and the rising demand for e-learning and remote education.


For instance, the PM eVIDYA initiative was introduced by the Indian ministry in May 2020 as a part of the "Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan ." In order to- offer multi-mode access for the delivery of education while utilising technology to prevent learning losses, this programme combines all initiatives connected to digital, web, and on-air education. This is expected to increase the self-paced e-learning market share in the region.


Competitive Landscape

Coursera Inc. intends to offer students options for education that could alter their life. Anyone and anywhere can access online courses and degrees from major institutions and corporations through this global online learning network.


Skillshare, Inc. is an online learning community that offers tens of thousands of engaging lessons on topics including design, photography, video, and freelancing, among others.


edX LLC is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider with a clear aim. The business collaborates with top colleges and organisations to provide students worldwide with top-notch online courses.


Udemy, Inc. is an online learning platform run that aids in giving students, businesses, and governments access to the knowledge they need to succeed. The organisation offers the resources that students, teachers, and businesses need to succeed in their endeavours and realise their full potential through its worldwide marketplace platform.


Codecademy is a user-friendly website-based platform for teaching computer programming for both students and teachers. With the use of a system that most students can easily understand, web development, computer science, and other subjects are taught in addition to coding.


Cisco Systems Inc. is one of the leading companies for networking and information technology in the world. Cisco technology, software, and service options enable networks to operate and individuals to conveniently access information wherever they are and whenever they want.


Key Highlights of the Report

Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2018-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Mobile E-Learning
  • Learning Management Software
  • Virtual Class
  • Others
Breakup by Application
  • Academic
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Large Enterprises
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Coursera Inc.
  • Skillshare, Inc
  • edX LLC
  • Udemy, Inc.
  • Codecademy
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Others


*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Historical Market (2018-2022) 
    8.3    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Forecast (2023-2028)
    8.4    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market by Type
        8.4.1    Mobile E-Learning
      Market Share
      Historical Trend (2018-2022)
      Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.2    Learning Management Software
      Market Share
      Historical Trend (2018-2022)
      Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.3    Virtual Class
      Market Share
      Historical Trend (2018-2022)
      Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.4    Others
    8.5    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market by Application
        8.5.1    Academic
      Market Share
      Historical Trend (2018-2022)
      Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.2    Small and Medium Enterprises
      Market Share
      Historical Trend (2018-2022)
      Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.3    Large Enterprises
      Market Share
      Historical Trend (2018-2022)
      Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market by Region       
        8.6.1    North America
     Market Self-Paced E-Learning
     Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
     Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
       8.6.2    Europe
     Market Self-Paced E-Learning
     Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
     Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
       8.6.3    Asia Pacific
     Market Self-Paced E-Learning
     Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
     Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
       8.6.4    Latin America
     Market Self-Paced E-Learning
     Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
     Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
       8.6.5    Middle East and Africa
     Market Self-Paced E-Learning
     Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
     Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9    North America Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10    Europe Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Self-Paced E-Learning Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Self-Paced E-Learning
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Competitive Landscape
    15.1    Market Structure
    15.2    Company Profiles
        15.2.1    Coursera Inc.
      Company Overview
      Product Portfolio
      Demographic Reach and Achievements
        15.2.2    Skillshare, Inc
      Company Overview
      Product Portfolio
      Demographic Reach and Achievements
        15.2.3    edX LLC
      Company Overview
      Product Portfolio
      Demographic Reach and Achievements
        15.2.4    Udemy, Inc.
      Company Overview
      Product Portfolio
      Demographic Reach and Achievements
        15.2.5    Codecademy
      Company Overview
      Product Portfolio
      Demographic Reach and Achievements
        15.2.6    Cisco Systems Inc.
      Company Overview
      Product Portfolio
      Demographic Reach and Achievements
        15.2.7    Others
16    Key Trends and Developments in the Market


List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2021
2.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2018-2022
3.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2023-2028
4.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2022
5.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2023-2028
6.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
7.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
8.    North America Subscription Box Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
9.    North America Subscription Box Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
10.    Europe Subscription Box Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11.    Europe Subscription Box Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12.    Asia Pacific Subscription Box Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13.    Asia Pacific Subscription Box Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14.    Latin America Subscription Box Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15.    Latin America Subscription Box Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16.    Middle East and Africa Subscription Box Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17.    Middle East and Africa Subscription Box Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18.    Global Self-Paced E-Learning Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% between 2023 and 2028.

The major drivers of the market include the expansion of STEM programs, technological advancements, launch of the 5G network, increase in mobile device usage, and growing government initiatives.

Increasing penetration of the Internet and the rising number of enrolments in both online learning courses and in self-paced distance learning courses are the key industry trends propelling the growth of the market.

The major regional markets are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The various types in the market are mobile e-learning, learning management software, and virtual class, among others.

The major applications of the market are academic, small and medium enterprises, and large enterprises, among others.

Self-learning does not involve human interaction and is better suited to those who like to take their time and figure things out on their own. On the other hand, online courses provide a fraction of pertinent knowledge at a consistent learning rate along with crucial human contacts and time-saving activities.

Self-paced learning enables students to access course materials at their own leisure, allowing them to concentrate on difficult content, while skipping over stuff they already know. This cuts down on wasted time and encourages increased productivity.

The key players in the industry are Coursera Inc., Skillshare, Inc, edX LLC, Udemy, Inc., Codecademy, and Cisco Systems Inc., among others.

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