The global learning management system market size was valued at USD 17.27 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.5% from 2023 to 2030. The emergence of several new technologies tailored to the COVID-19 impact has fueled the LMS market growth. Development in multimedia graphics, high-speed telecommunication networks, and affordable digital devices contribute to the increasing adoption of LMS. The market showed positive change amid COVID-19 and is expected to witness massive spending and investments led by enterprises, educational institutions, and governments in the coming years.
Strategic alliances with LMS providers are the predominant strategies embraced by the eLearning market players. For instance, in March 2023, Docebo S.p.A., a learning management software company, announced a partnership with ELB Learning, a software company. The partnership will allow for improved learning experiences by integrating both companies' finest solutions and services.
Big data, artificial intelligence (AI), online learning, and mobile learning are vital elements driving market expansion. These new e-learning trends will likely be growing market trends over the forecast period. Across the globe, advanced communication technologies are rapidly altering classroom teaching. Using gamification mechanics in the learning process makes engaging users on a high level easier and enhances retention. The use of badges, quests, and avatars makes users motivated to compete and achieve better results.
Education technologies benefit students and teachers by facilitating interactive and collaborative learning. Currently, the internet is accelerating the adoption of distance learning due to its escalating proliferation across the population. As a result, many companies are expanding their portfolio by acquiring or merging with companies to deliver creative content to expand the market. For instance, in May 2022, Class Technologies Inc. acquired Blackboard Inc., one of the prominent EdTech companies serving higher education, government clients, and businesses. Through this acquisition, the company aims to deliver creative resources to various companies and speed up innovation in its flagship learning management system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly influenced the LMS market operations. The pandemic has intensified the demand for e-learning platforms; several lockdown measures across the countries have influenced educational institutions to adopt learning management systems. In 2020 governments globally urged educational institutions to deploy online learning platforms. For instance, in February 2020, the government of China mandated education providers to leverage online learning platforms strictly measured, contributing to the learning management system (LMS) market growth. As the e-learning market escalates, the LMS market is likely to have fascinating post-pandemic growth.
The solution segment led the market in 2022, accounting for over 67% share of the global revenue. Market players such as Cornerstone, Oracle, SAP, and others are integrating advanced technologies such as Machine Learning (Ml), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and analytics in the existing learning management system (LMS) platforms. For instance, in 2021, Cornerstone announced new content offerings for the corporate workforce. The company focused on enhancing its curated content through partnerships and investing in original content creation. Cornerstone also offers Skill Pill configurable catalogs, which allow enterprises to select certain courses and tailor their records to meet their specific requirements.
The service segment is anticipated to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. The substantial increase in the service segment is related to the rising demand for installation and technical assistance. Education and learning providers offer various educational services, including implementation, consultancy, and support. Learners can use these services to help with curriculum development and the smooth performance and maintenance of current activities. Integration-as-a-service is a feature of the advanced system that decreases installation time and complexity. Similarly, the business consulting sub-segment will likely lead this market due to improved collaboration and communication between trainers and learners.
The on-premise segment led the market in 2022, accounting for over 49% of global revenue share. On-premise deployments have their own features complete control, customization, better integration, and more prolonged deployment. Training and development departments across all businesses are rapidly adopting mobile learning. Most companies adopt technology-assisted learning, allowing employees to create, save, and display innovative ideas in the workplace. Companies that adopt mobile learning solutions have seen productivity increase, creativity, and loyalty among their employees.
The cloud segment is anticipated to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. Most vendors are shifting from an on-premise deployment to cloud-based solutions. Market players release cloud-based software and collaborate with businesses to provide end-users with innovative and premium content. For instance, in August 2021, D2L Corporation acquired Bayfield Design, specializing in writing and designing cloud courses and delivering them to students and employees. Through this acquisition, the company aims to offer trainers and students premium digital curriculum courses by giving access to the premium courses launched by Bayfield Design and giving exceptional services to students and parents.
The large enterprise size segment dominated the market with a market share of over 62% in 2022. Companies have accepted using LMS software, which has several advantages, including lower training and development costs, centralized training resources, faster training, and more. The above factors are anticipated to increase the demand for LMS software for corporate and education enterprises in large enterprises. The players are collaborating with enterprises to increase their customer base and innovative content. For instance, in March 2022, Cornerstone acquired EdCast Inc. provider of a learning platform for institutions, enterprises, and governments worldwide. Through this acquisition, the company aims to accelerate the value of customers by providing some innovative learning, skill-building, and content with the help of EdCast Inc.
The small & medium enterprise segment is anticipated to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. Adopting a learning management system has benefited many worldwide institutions, educational organizations, and enterprises, and every business level needs LMS software, as firms require training for safety compliance. Small enterprise size needs LMS for various aspects, including cost-effectiveness, tracking employee progress, employee training, and others. Cloud infrastructure has made the LMS platform affordable and convenient for small firms and startups.
The academic segment led the market in 2022, accounting for over 59% of the global revenue share. In terms of end-user, the market is categorized into corporate and academic. A learning environment should provide personalized and flexible training programs addressing each learner's needs. E-learning should use a holistic and ecological learning strategy to strengthen learning systems and ensure they can adapt to future developments in education and technology. On the other hand, new technology developments, such as mobile learning and AI and ML in academic learning settings, can give the education industry the resources it needs to create a modernized learning module for the future that is highly focused on digital learning.
The corporate sector's use of the LMS market is expected to rise as it provides flexibility in conducting training, meetings, and onboarding processes. The retail industry has adopted e-learning, trained sales employees, and provided product insights. Corporate LMS software keeps all of your e-Learning content in one place. The LMS software could save the staff time searching multiple drives and devices for content while lowering the risk of losing important training material and data. For instance, in February 2023, Woven Brands, LLC, developer of a workplace management platform designed specifically for franchising, announced the release of a new learning management system (LMS) within its centralized platform. The new platform capabilities allow more engagement and significant employee learning and development.
The distance learning size segment dominated the market with a market share of over 41% in 2022. Further, the instructor-led training (ILT) segment is anticipated to portray the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The instructor-led training program encourages discussion and interaction of instructors with learners and employees, delivering a seamless learning experience. The demand for LMS in academics has increased since it manages educational content, online course administration, and student work assessment. Distance learning will likely show moderate growth in the coming years, and employees and students will likely adopt instructor-led training over distance learning.
The instructor-led training segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Furthermore, the blended learning segment held a significant share of the global revenue in 2022. Blended learning incorporates more educational advancements such as virtual classrooms, mobile learning, and webinars. These methods combine various levels of interaction and content delivery via digital mediums. The primary purpose of blended learning is to improve the teaching experience, and it can also include personalized teaching methods for better learning outcomes. Blended learning is primarily joint in higher academic and K-12 schools. Blended learning offers flexibility, improved education, corporate training, and improved return on investment (ROI).
North America accounted for the highest share, with over 38% of the global revenue in 2022. North America is anticipated to dominate the LMS market due to rising Ed-tech activities. The U.S. has the highest number of universities and colleges, which is likely to create opportunities for LMS providers to expand their businesses in this country. Several drivers, restraints, and opportunities influence North America's market. The increasing demand for effective and high-quality education or learning is critical to North America's market success. North America has accepted the rapid adoption of innovative learning, boosting the region's LMS market share. On the other hand, the relinquishment of cloud-based services among associations will likely bring immense openings for the growth of the North America market.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period. India, China, Japan, and other countries of Asia Pacific are investing in and adopting learning management system platforms to promote learning and development. Market players in the region are emphasizing expanding business footprints. For instance, in March 2021, LTG PLC acquired Bridge, a learning management system platform that enhances skills and performance and helps managers and employees transform their company with the help of alignment, connection, and growth. As a part of the acquisition, the company intends to combine the businesses that allow the customers to solve the critical and fast-moving challenges leaders face in the workplace.
Market players will likely focus on developing cloud learning content and finding solutions to enhance cloud learning. LMS providers are observed to actively integrate artificial intelligence, analytics, and machine learning in existing LMS platforms. For instance, in January 2022, Docebo acquired Skillslive, an educational consulting agency that offers companies professional services combined with some latest learning technologies. Through this acquisition, the company aims to contribute to expanding company footprints in Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region and provide better service in the area by gathering feedback from the customer base.
Prominent market participants focus on increasing customer experience by delivering goods with multi-utility options that enable customers to study via an internet browser from the cloud. The major companies have adopted strategies to grow in the learning management market. For instance, in January 2023, the Steel Erectors Association of America announced the launch of the SteelPros Training Portal, its new learning management system, solely for its members. Built on Industrial Training International's (ITI's) learning hub platform and developed in collaboration with ITI, SEAA members can easily access custom content for ironworkers and other related training materials. Some key players in the global learning management system market include,
Market size value in 2023
USD 20.33 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 70.83 billion
CAGR of 19.5% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Component, deployment, enterprise size, delivery mode, end-user, region.
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; UAE; South Africa
Key companies profiled
Cornerstone; Blackboard Inc.; D2L Corporation; PowerSchool; Instructure, Inc.; Adobe; Oracle; SAP; Moodle; McGraw Hill; Xerox Corporation
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This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the learning management system market report based on component, deployment, enterprise size, delivery mode, end-user, and region:
Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Deployment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million 2017 - 2030)
Enterprise Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Small & Medium Enterprises
Delivery Mode Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
End-user Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)
IT and Telecommunication
Government & Defense
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
b. The global learning management system market size was estimated at USD 17.27 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 20.33 billion in 2023.
b. The global learning management system market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.5% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 70.83 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the learning management system market with a share of 38.63% in 2022. This is attributable to the plenty of investments from venture capitalists and private-equity investors in the EdTech sector in the U.S.
b. Some key players operating in the learning management system market include include Blackboard Inc., Cornerstone, D2L Corporation, PowerSchool, Instructure Inc., SAP, Oracle, Moodle, MacGraw Hill, Adobe, and Xerox Corporation.
b. Key factors that are driving the learning management system market growth include the development in multimedia graphics, high-speed telecommunication networks, and affordable digital devices.
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