Online Learning Research for the GCC 2013-2014

Nowadays, Online Learning is one of the fastest growing sectors in the education market, worth $4-5 billion a year already and poised for further growth. To investigate the current status of online-Learning adoption in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and further GCC region XpertLearning conducted their annual survey. The survey is one of a few dedicated only to online -Learning, and is conducted through a series of questions asked to a live audience using electronic voting systems. The key objective of the survey was to obtain an overview of companies in the GCC that already use online-Learning platforms and courses and those that were investigating using this learning modality. XpertLearning, as one of the leading content and learning solution providers in the Middle East and brought together the HR and L&D Professionals from over 80 organizations. The Learning Customer Advisory Forum Event, known as Learning CAFE ME was held at Pullman Hotel, Dubai U.A.E. and was the venue of this year’s survey for the second time running. What is the biggest issue on your list for 2014?

Do you have issues finding staff?

Are there issues replacing management?

Do you think it is lack of talent in the region?

Do you think this is a lack of skills?

Are you struggling with succession planning?

How are you addressing the skills/knowledge gap?

Do you think this is a lack of knowledge experience?

Is your training budget being:

How do you measure learning effectiveness for classroom training and for technology enabled learning?

How do these metrics contribute to overall Learning & Development, or HR strategy?

What percentage of your training initiatives have you moved from classroom training to technology enabled learning in the past 5 years?

How often have Business Line Managers understood correlation between effective learning delivery and improved business performance?

Do you see e-learning playing an increasing role in your learning and development strategy?

Do you think the word e-learning will still be used in 5 years?

How important is video for learning and development?

Do you use social networks for learning?

How important is formal qualifications from universities and institutions?

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