With the rise of technology and the ever-changing workforce landscape, eLearning has become an integral part of the education system. In the MENA region, the eLearning industry has been growing rapidly, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and remote learning became the norm. In this article, we will explore some of the latest eLearning statistics in the MENA region in 2022.
According to a recent report by Research and Markets, the eLearning market in the MENA region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.84% during the forecast period 2021-2026. This growth can be attributed to several factors such as the increasing adoption of mobile devices, the availability of high-speed internet, and the need for a flexible learning environment.
In terms of usage, a report by Elucidat revealed that around 72% of organizations in the MENA region have already adopted eLearning in some form or the other. This number is expected to rise as more organizations are realizing the benefits of eLearning in terms of cost, flexibility, and effectiveness.
Another interesting statistic is that eLearning courses that are gamified tend to have a higher completion rate. In fact, according to a study by Talent LMS, gamified eLearning courses have a completion rate of 90%, as compared to non-gamified courses that have a completion rate of only 35%.
When it comes to the type of eLearning content that is preferred, a survey by GulfTalent found that business skills, soft skills, and IT skills are the most popular among learners in the MENA region. This is followed by language and communication skills, and project management skills.
Additionally, the same survey found that the preferred mode of learning is through mobile devices, with 74% of learners in the MENA region preferring to access eLearning content through their smartphones.
Finally, with regards to the impact of eLearning on the workforce, a report by Deloitte found that organizations in the MENA region that invest in eLearning see a significant improvement in employee engagement, productivity, and retention. In fact, organizations that have implemented eLearning have reported a 50% reduction in time to competency for new hires.
Other Stats and numbers:
- According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the e-learning market in the MENA region is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 10% during the period 2021-2026.
- The same report also states that the demand for language learning courses has been increasing in the region, with Arabic being the most popular language among learners.
- A survey conducted by Bayt.com in 2020 found that 58% of respondents in the MENA region believe that e-learning is effective for acquiring new skills and knowledge.
- Another survey by Wamda Research Lab found that 67% of companies in the MENA region plan to invest more in e-learning in the coming years.
- The same survey also found that 56% of companies in the region have already implemented e-learning solutions, while 26% are planning to do so in the near future.
- According to a report by eLearning Industry, the most popular e-learning formats in the MENA region are video-based courses (78%), followed by simulations and games (54%) and interactive courses (51%).
- The report also states that the most popular e-learning topics in the region are business skills (56%), followed by IT and software skills (51%) and language skills (45%).
In conclusion, the eLearning industry in the MENA region is growing rapidly, and with the increasing adoption of technology and the need for a flexible learning environment, it is expected to continue its upward trajectory. Organizations that invest in eLearning are seeing significant improvements in their workforce, and as more learners embrace the benefits of eLearning, the demand for high-quality eLearning content is only going to increase.