10 Statistics That Demonstrate the Importance of E-learning

Chris Kyriacou Oct 22, 2014

To celebrate World Statistics day earlier this week, we’ve decided to put together a list of statistics we feel best demonstrate the importance of e-learning.


Below is a ranking of the most influential e-learning statistics that express the benefits of online training for individuals and within the workplace. Tweet us your favourite statistic @FilteredCourses and we’ll be happy to retweet.

10) The US and Europe account for over 70% of the global e-learning industry.

9) In a survey of HR managers, 12% listed “not enough training” as the top reason for employees leaving.

8) E-Learning is generally shorter than classroom training on the same subject by between 25-60%.

7) Enterprise Survey Results state that over 41% percent of Fortune 500 companies now use some form of e-learning to instruct employees.

6) Self-study e-learning (asynchronous) is on the rise now accounting for 15% of all training delivered.

5) E-Learning is also eco-friendly. Studies conducted by Britain’s Open University have found that e-learning consumes 90% less energy than traditional courses. The amount of CO2 emissions is also reduced by 85%.

4) E-Learning is proven to increase knowledge retention by 25% to 60%.

3) E-Learning students have more control over their learning process and can better understand the material, leading to a 60% faster learning curve, compared to instructor-led training.

2) Companies who use e-learning tools and strategies have the potential to boost productivity by 50%.

1) Companies who offer best practice e-learning and on-the-job training generate around 26% more revenue per employee.


About Chris Kyriacou
Chris completed his Masters in Marketing, joining the marketing team not long after, back in late 2013, where he has focused most of his time and effort into taking Filtered's social media strategy to the next level. In his spare time he enjoys following the mighty Spurs both home and away, as well as seeking out greasy, budget chicken shops on his lunch break around the Shoreditch area.
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