Analyses the E-Learning Growth Trends in the Higher Education Market

August 16, 2000

BOSTON — August 16, 2000– In a newly released report, provides an independent evaluation and framework for colleges, universities and service providers to understand the potential growth of e-learning in the higher education marketplace.

In E-Learning Accelerates into the Higher Education Market, predicts that as many as 50 percent of postsecondary institutions will install e-learning platforms over the next two years. “A growing number of decision makers at postsecondary institutions recognize that these platforms have the potential to improve intra-campus communication and to reduce administrative costs,” stated Tom Evans, author of the report. “To meet the growing demand, vendors are introducing enterprise-wide platforms that integrate web functions across campuses.” also forecasts that private developers of online courses will start to play a more significant role in shaping distance education pedagogy and delivery. “While private developers of online courses enroll less than five percent of distance learners, numerous developers have spent millions of dollars to create online offerings,” observed Evans. “We should start seeing the results of their work over the next twelve months.”

E-learning Accelerates into the Higher Education Market serves as a primer for understanding the impact of e-learning on higher education. Visit for information on purchasing this report or subscribing to’s research services., Inc. helps e-learning, education and training companies access competitive intelligence, make strategic decisions and build partnership opportunities. The Company is a provider of education technology industry analysis, market data and insight to buyers, suppliers and users of e-learning products and services. In addition, provides market data and insight to education & training industry investors, service providers and other observers. The Company delivers dependable, relevant, and high-impact data to help organizations make sound business and technology decisions in the pre-K-12, higher education, and corporate markets.