Microlearning Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Microlearning Market is segmented by Component (Solution, Services), Organization Size (Large Enterprises, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises), Deployment Mode (On-Premise, Cloud), by End-User (Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, Telecom and IT) and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Microlearning Industry Overview

Microlearning Market Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 14.2 %

Major Players

Microlearning Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Microlearning Market Analysis

The microlearning market is expected to register a CAGR of 14.2% over the forecast period. The use of microlearning is rapidly becoming more common across workplaces, homes, and educational institutions. According to the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science Learning Pyramid model, the traditional learning methods based on listening, reading, and observing are ineffective. The person might recall only 20% to 30% of the contents. The advancement in technology based on simulation learning is effectively driving the market's growth, with a high percentage of learning outcomes.

  • The need to train mobile workers in numerous global organizations is a crucial element driving the growth of the global microlearning market. Another major market-driving factor is the expansion of the growing need for skill-based and result-oriented training that may give measurable results for businesses.
  • Microlearning is a holistic approach toward e-learning that majorly deals with using small learning units to deliver training. Microlearning involves designing bite-sized learning nuggets to help learners acquire and retain knowledge better, each meeting a specific learning outcome. It is a promising learning approach in e-learning because of its several benefits to learners and instructors.
  • Also, the increased adoption and availability of cloud-based solutions have been significant drivers for the market. They provide the platform and necessary infrastructure to address the scalability limitation of the traditional on-premise microlearning experiences.​ Moreover, microlearning has been witnessing an increased implementation in existing applications and platforms, which includes gamification for customer engagement and value creation.
  • Furthermore, the growing demand from millennials for higher flexibility and variation of jobs has significantly resulted in a considerable workforce consisting of freelancers changing their positions frequently and working on different projects at different organizations instead of doing routine long-hour jobs. Therefore, these freelancers have become a potential target audience for microlearning solution providers.
  • Furthermore, the gamification of training and education to enhance microlearning acceptability will create further opportunities for the microlearning industry to develop. However, a lack of motivation among learners could further challenge the expansion of the microlearning market soon.
  • During the pandemic, several industry verticals have used micro-learning approaches to teach their staff about using the latest technology and the procedure to run company activities, leading to considerable micro-learning market growth. The micro-learning program helps people acquire new skills by utilizing videos, audio, and the personal experiences of diverse industry experts. COVID-19 has provided immense opportunities for microlearning in various end-user industries, and thus the market will grow in the long run.

Microlearning Industry Segments

Microlearning is the process of breaking down employee training into small, bite-sized pieces. The goal is to use short courses that are easy for employees to learn and apply quickly.

It offers benefits such as mobile access, limited distraction, just-in-time learning, and actionable content.

Microlearning Market is segmented by Component (Solution, Services), Organization Size (Large Enterprises, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises), Deployment Mode (On-Premise, Cloud), by End-User (Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, Telecom and IT) and by Geography.
The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Component
Solution
Services
By Organization Size
Large Enterprises
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
By Deployment Mode
On-Premise
Cloud
By End User
Retail
Manufacturing
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
Telecom and IT
Other End Users (Healthcare and Life Sciences, Logistics)
By Geography
North America
Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of the World

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Microlearning Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Microlearning Market according to our research experts:

Growing Need for Skills-based and Result-oriented Training Driving the Market Growth

  • Companies have realized that skills-based processes effectively solve the increased difficulties since the epidemic. Employers need help to recruit qualified applicants for critical open positions and keep the talent they have hired. Companies that use a skills-based approach can increase the quantity and quality of people who apply for available jobs and help employees discover more possibilities to progress internally, which can help employers improve retention.
  • Furthermore, the growing demand from millennials for higher flexibility and variation of jobs has significantly resulted in a considerable workforce consisting of freelancers changing their positions frequently and working on different projects at different organizations instead of doing routine long-hour jobs. Therefore, these freelancers have become a potential target audience for microlearning solution providers.
  • Skills-based methods assist companies in locating and attracting a larger pool of talent comprised of individuals who are more equipped to fill these roles in the long run. Such approaches also open doors for atypical applicants, such as those who lack particular or usual qualifications on their resumes.
  • In September 2022, Coursera, Inc. announced the expansion of Clips, which provides employees access to nearly 2,00,000 short videos and lessons designed to help them begin learning high-demand skills in less than 10 minutes.
  • According to a survey conducted by Training Magazine in the United States, most online trainings was offered for compulsory or compliance training this year. More than half of the training businesses supplied mandatory or compliance training. Less than ten percent of organizations in this category supplied only online executive development training, whereas 17 percent of the same companies said they would offer such training in person this year.
Microlearning Market - Online Training Methods Used in the Training Industry, by Type, in Percentage(%), in United States, 2022

North America is Expected to Hold Major Share

  • The North American eLearning market accounts significant share of the industry. It is increasing due to the fast-technological adoption by numerous organizations to provide adequate training to their employees. The growth of e-learning will provide immense opportunities to microlearning providers in the region.
  • Another influencing factor is the increased penetration of digital devices. According to GSMA, the number of smartphone subscribers in North America is expected to reach 328 million by 2025. Moreover, by 2025, the region may witness an increase in the penetration rates of mobile subscribers (86%) and the internet (80%), the second-highest in the world. Increased device penetration will positively impact the virtual reality market in the region.
  • Organizations that are focusing on modern learning, supported by the government, are leading to market expansion. Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation (C21 Canada) is a national, non-profit organization that aims to 21st-century models of learning in education. It handles initiatives dedicated to creating a 21st-century learning vision and framework that inspires Canadians.
  • Gamification in microlearning solutions is also a handy tool for increasing the overall productivity of employees by using various methods, such as rewards for task completion in case of project management or data contribution or access in case of knowledge management. However, the industry is also facing an absence of standardized guidelines for applying gamification due to the need for substantial academic research. ​
  • According to a report from IBM, 75% of Gen Z’ers prefer to use a smartphone compared to other mobile devices. So, a mobile-focused training strategy in microlearning will grow in the future to interest them in learning. Changing economic, social, and behavioral aspects such as these leading to acceptance of technology at an exponential rate will only boost the market growth of microlearning in the region, making them sustainable solutions.
Microlearning Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022-2027)

Microlearning Market Competitor Analysis

The market is moderately fragmented, with many local and regional players competing in a fast-growing microlearning market. Players in the microlearning market are engaged to offer their content through the interactive medium that will develop a high interest of the learners in these training platforms. Players in the market are adopting strategies such as partnerships and acquisitions to enhance their service offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

In June 2022, Axonify, one of the leaders in frontline employee training and communications, announced the acquisition of Nudge, one of the top-rated employee communication and execution platforms. The partnership will deliver an integrated approach to learning, engagement, and execution that leverages Axonify's adaptive microlearning methodology with Nudge's two-way communications and task management platform.

Microlearning Market Top Players

  1. Mindtree Limited

  2. IBM Corporation

  3. SwissVBS

  4. Axonify Inc.

  5. Bigtincan

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Microlearning Market Concentration

Microlearning Market Recent Developments

  • November 2022 - Broadcast has been selected as the behavioral compliance micro-learning content partner of an award-winning learning technologies company with Learning Pool; where this new collaboration will mean customers can use Learning Pool's platform to identify specific compliance training needs, then apply Broadcat's practical job aids (decision trees, checklists, and infographics) to improve employee retention of routine yet vital skills that can mitigate potential liability for an organization.
  • August 2022 - Modern Learning & Skills platform, Thrive collaborated with Blinkist, the microlearning app, to complement its Content Club, strengthening its commitment to modern, consumer-grade learning.
  • May 2022- SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company and one of the global leaders in talent acquisition, onboarding, learning management, and talent management solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Udemy Business, the corporate training division of Udemy, one of the leading online learning and teaching platform. SumTotal is providing Learning Management Experience Platform (LMXP) and can offer Udemy Business content as a part of this collaboration. Customers may anticipate a more engaging learning experience and a quicker purchase procedure with the SumTotal/Udemy Business connection.

Microlearning Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter Five Forces

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Demand for Training Deskless and Mobile Workers

      2. 5.1.2 Growing Need for Skills-Based and Result-Oriented Training

      3. 5.1.3 Gamification of Training and Education

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Reluctance of enterprises to spend huge amount on transforming existing training content into microcontent

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 6.1 By Component

      1. 6.1.1 Solution

      2. 6.1.2 Services

    2. 6.2 By Organization Size

      1. 6.2.1 Large Enterprises

      2. 6.2.2 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    3. 6.3 By Deployment Mode

      1. 6.3.1 On-Premise

      2. 6.3.2 Cloud

    4. 6.4 By End User

      1. 6.4.1 Retail

      2. 6.4.2 Manufacturing

      3. 6.4.3 Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

      4. 6.4.4 Telecom and IT

      5. 6.4.5 Other End Users (Healthcare and Life Sciences, Logistics)

    5. 6.5 By Geography

      1. 6.5.1 North America

      2. 6.5.2 Europe

      3. 6.5.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.5.4 Rest of the World

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 Mindtree Limited

      2. 7.1.2 IBM Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 SwissVBS

      4. 7.1.4 Axonify Inc

      5. 7.1.5 Bigtincan

      6. 7.1.6 Saba Software

      7. 7.1.7 iSpring Solutions Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Epignosis

      9. 7.1.9 Qstream, Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

  8. 8. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  9. 9. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Microlearning Market Research FAQs

The Microlearning Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Microlearning Market is growing at a CAGR of 14.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Mindtree Limited, IBM Corporation, SwissVBS, Axonify Inc., Bigtincan are the major companies operating in Microlearning Market .

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