The final report regarding the “Study e-learning suppliers’ “market” in Europe” has been delivered on March 30th. This document reports on the study of the e-learning suppliers’ “market” in Europe conducted on behalf of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture by the Danish Technological Institute, in partnership with independent consultant, Jane Massy, Alphametrics Ltd. and Heriot-Watt University.
The study began with desk research between November 2003 and January 2004 (Phase 1), development of 16 suppliers’ case studies in the spring of 2004 (Phase 2) and future analysis of the sector over the summer 2004 (Phase 3). A Supplier Summit was held on 8 September 2004 to present the results of the study and discuss industry drivers/inhibitors and trends for the future. Reports have been issued for Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 and are attached as appendices. The study concluded with this report at the end of September 2004.
The objective of the research as a whole was to examine the structure, characteristics and trends across e-learning suppliers. The term e-learning has been defined very broadly, to mean “technologies supporting learning of all kinds”. Included are all education and training activities and learning design, development, administration, delivery and assessment.
The final report of the study is now approved by the EU Commission and is available in English at the Commission homepage at the following link: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/education_culture/publ/educ-form_en.html#Study