Global Cloud-based Virtual Learning Platform Market 2016-2020

  • Published: May 2016
  • Pages: 58
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This market study report presents a comprehensive analysis of the key market trends and drivers that influence market growth. It also segments the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market by end users (higher education institutions and K-12 schools) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The leading vendors in this market are Blackboard, Calten Softlabs, Skytaps, and WizIQ.

Overview of the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market

The global market for cloud-based virtual learning platforms will grow at a significant CAGR of over 25% during the forecast period. Due to the rising credibility of e-learning, the prevalence of online and distance modes of education has been gaining popularity. Consequently, the educators and education technology companies have been compelled to develop solutions to make virtual learning more effective. As virtual learning platforms encourage institutions to conduct virtual classes without compromising on student engagement, interactivity, collaborative learning, and implementation and maintenance costs, they are increasingly being coupled with cloud computing to enhance the overall process of learning among students.

Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated eminent factors like the advent of user-friendly web conferencing solutions to drive the prospects for market growth until the end of 2020. The development of web conferencing solutions will have a significant impact on the market as they are used as a part of online learning to enable effective interaction among learners. Benefits such as two-way VoIP, built-in phone conferencing, application and desktop sharing, and session recording will result in the augmented adoption of user-friendly web conferencing solutions as it will help to keep hundreds of students engaged in a virtual learning platform.

Segmentation by end users and analysis of the cloud-based virtual learning platform market

  • Higher education institutions
  • K-12 schools

The higher education institutions segment dominated this market during 2015 and is anticipated to retain its hold over the market until 2020 owing to the availability of a large number of universities offering post-graduate and certification courses online. Also, the acquisition of various educational hardware like Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), projectors, and tablets will also help in the growth of this market segment as it will help universities to stay updated with the trend of digitization. According to this market research, the higher education institutions segment will account for nearly 58% of the total market share by 2020.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the cloud-based virtual learning platform market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In this market research information, the analysts have estimated the Americas to be the largest market for cloud-based virtual learning platforms during the estimated period. Factors such as the availability of robust digital infrastructure in most schools and colleges across the US will result in this region’s impressive market growth rate of almost 23% by 2020.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global cloud-based virtual learning platform market will experience immense growth throughout the forecast period and will offer numerous opportunities for vendors to explore the market by designing software to fulfil the needs of stakeholders in the industry. In this market, the large vendors are investing in R&D to introduce industry-specific software as it will help them to bolster their market shares.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Blackboard
  • Calten Softlabs
  • Skytaps
  • WizIQ

Other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are BizLibrary, BIS training, Degreed, and Moodle.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global cloud-based virtual learning platform market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Education technology - key developments

  • Growing prominence of MOOCs
  • Virtual schools
  • Data security improvements

PART 06: Market overview

  • Market forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 07: Market segmentation  by end user

  • Global cloud-based virtual learning platform market by end-user
  • Global cloud-based virtual learning platform by higher education schools
  • Global cloud-based virtual learning platform by K-12 schools

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global cloud-based virtual learning platform market by geographical segmentation
  • Cloud-based virtual learning platform market in Americas
  • Cloud-based virtual learning platform market in EMEA
  • Cloud-based virtual learning platform market in APAC

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Innovation in cloud computing
  • Performance improvement of users
  • Emphasis on provision of continuous support
  • Reduction in operating cost

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Data security issues
  • Integration concerns
  • Low Internet speed and web accessibility
  • Poor digital literacy rate

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • User-friendly web conferencing solutions
  • Surge in the development of digital education content
  • Rise in demand for distance learning
  • Penetration of cloud-based learning analytics
  • Cloud-based lecture capture solutions

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Market vendor analysis

PART 15: Other prominent vendor

  • Degreed
  • BizLibrary
  • BIS training
  • Moodle

PART 16: Key vendor analysis

  • Blackboard
  • ALTEN Calsoft Labs
  • Skytap
  • Wiz IQ

PART 17: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 18: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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