Mobile Learning Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Mobile Learning Market is segmented by Software (E-Books, Interactive Assessment, Mobile and Video-Based Courseware), Application (In-Class Learning, Corporate Learning, Simulation-Based Learning, Online-on-the Job Training, Independent Learning), End User (Academic Institutions, Corporate Companies),and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Mobile Learning Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 21.45 %
Mobile Learning Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The mobile learning market is expected to register a CAGR of 21.45% over the forecast period 2021-2026. The rapid adoption of electronic devices in educational institutions, increasing investment in information technology, growing adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture are some of the major factors driving the growth of a mobile learning market.

  • The recent advancements in digital learning solutions owing to higher penetration of the mobile devices has empowered learners with access to material, irrespective of their location, by erasing boundaries and introducing interactive means through which the overall learning experience has been enhanced. Moreover, the information is being presented in a more effective way by using numerous types of digital media, which helps in better understanding and retention of concepts.
  • According to a recent HP India report, 63% of respondents in the country believed that digital learning is much more effective in fuelling their children’s creative thinking, and 57% of the respondents believed that experiential learning could enable better comprehension. Additionally, owing to this reason, parents are willing to spend on learning apps for their child’s education, which is expected to drive the market.
  • Schools and training centers are also moving from their traditional blackboard approach to integrating smart technology into learning environments. At the university level, institutions are adopting innovative methods, such as smart learning, to provide alternative pathways and opportunities for students to develop relevant and valuable skills in line with industry requirements.
  • A survey conducted by the Project Tomorrow (a non-profit organization), worldwide, on digital learning with a sample size of more than 4 lakh stakeholders, revealed that digital learning led to an increase in student engagement, enabled teachers to introduce new forms of learning styles, and reduced the overall time taken by students to digest information. Additionally, according to Promethean’s recent study, the majority of teachers believe that educational technology accelerates learning in their classrooms (82%).
  • With the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphone, laptops, and tablets, the BYOD trend is increasingly growing in schools, transforming the way students learn, and how, where, and when they consume educational information.
  • The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted multiple industries across the world, and the education industry is not an exception. The pandemic is anticipated to have huge economic consequences, and it is also having a significant impact on global education. According to the figures released by the UNESCO, around 1.3 billion learners across the globe were not able to attend their schools, as of Mar 2020. Multiple schools, colleges, and universities were closed across the world in order to slow down the virus spread.

Scope of the Report

Mobile learning is learning by accessing content via the internet or network using personal mobile electronic devices. It is a form of distance education with flexibility where users can learn at their own speed and convenience.

Interactive Assessment
Mobile and Video-Based Courseware
Other Softwares
In-Class Learning
Corporate Learning
Simulation-Based Learning
Online-on-the Job Training
Independent Learning
End User
Academic Learning
Corporate Learning
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Corporate Segment Will Experience Significant Growth and Drive the Market

  • Mobile learning is a rapidly growing area for training and development departments in organizations of all industries. Most corporate companies adopt technology-aided learning, which enables learners to create, store, and deliver innovative ideas at the workplace. According to the study, organizations that rely on mobile learning solutions saw a 16% boost in productivity and improvements in creativity and loyalty of their employees.
  • A survey conducted by IBM India among CIOs, CMOs, CTOs, and other decision-makers across various verticals indicated that about 57% of enterprises are planning to invest in BYOD and mobile technology. In comparison, 67.4% expressed personal interest in owning this technology, which reflects the growth of mobile learning in the corporate segment.
  • In order to reduce the training cost, most of the corporate organizations have reduced hiring of trainers and started adopting mobile learning solutions such as Massively Organized Open Courses (MOOCs) which are offered by private content providers such as Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, etc. at a lower expense.
  • Additionally, many corporate organizations are trying to implement mobile learning solutions to offer training that can be taken on the go and within the users’ workflow. The flexibility of the training resides on the user’s hand and can learn at their own pace, convenience, and ultimately gain expertise in an effective manner.
Mobile Learning Market : Gross Revenue of BYJU's- The learning App, In INR Billion, 2018-19

Asia Pacific is Expected to Experience Significant Growth

  • Asia Pacific countries are expected to contribute significantly to the growth of the mobile learning market. The adoption of mobile learning solutions is explicitly deployed in this region to determine the power of innovative learning methodologies; the intrinsic strength and rapid economic growth are aiding this region in becoming one of the fastest-growing education markets internationally.
  • Moreover, rapid internet growth in multiple countries owing to the availability of bandwidth, cost-effective data plans, and increased awareness has also led towards the digital adoption of the various sector, including education, and is thereby driving the market. For instance, according to the ICUBE report, digital adoption is being propelled by rural India, registering a 35% growth reaching 200 million internet users in 2018 and is expected to reach 290 million by the end of 2019.
  • An increasing number of western companies are looking for qualified graduates in China to meet the growing demand for skilled employees. Recent studies show that although there is a significant focus on academics, there is a considerable shortfall of qualified personnel in the country. To tackle this issue, China started a Smart Education China initiative, which aims at increasing the qualification of the graduates in China in the medium-term to meet the growing demand for qualified personnel.
  • Furthermore, the growth of the massive open online courses (MOOC) in the region is anticipated to boost the growth of the market studied. For instance, in August 2019, about 270 million people have taken massive open online courses (MOOC) in China, according to the Ministry of Education. About 80 million were college students out of the total users.
  • The region is anticipated to witness increasing demand in the market studied due to the COVID-19 related lockdowns. In February 2020, the Japanese Government announced the lockdown of schools, which resulted in several offers for free online education material. Even before the coronavirus epidemic, Japan's online education market was expected to grow by 50% to JPY 310 billion (USD 3 billion) between FY 2019 and FY 2023, according to Nomura, in part as a result of a campaign by the Abe government to make tablet computers available to all students by 2023.
Mobile Learning Market : Growth Rate by Region (2020-2025)

Competitive Landscape

The mobile learning market is competitive and is dominated by a few major players like Upside Learning, NetDimensions Limited, SAP AG, Promethean World Ltd, and Skillsoft. These major players with a prominent share in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and increase their profitability. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to smaller companies are increasing their market presence by securing new contracts and by tapping new markets.

  • May 2020 - Promethean, a global education technology company, released new functionality to its ActivPanel Elements Series, delivering innovations that accessible, easy-to-use, and secure. It added the features to lighten the workloads of both teachers and IT leaders by integrating with cloud storage accounts like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive that offer easy access and save content during lessons and at home.
  • May 2020 - Skillsoft has partnered with Data Society to deliver its Data Science Bootcamp on its intelligent learning experience platform, Percipio. Instructors from Data Society, who conducted more than 3,000 hours of training in 2019 with customers including NASA, Discover, and U.S. Department of State, will lead the Bootcamp. It will be available at no cost to all interested learners, the Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp enables attendees to interact with the instructor and receive high-quality, personalized instruction while collaborating with others in a virtual classroom setting.

Major Players

  1. Promethean World Ltd

  2. NetDimensions Limited (Learning Technologies Group)

  3. Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

  4. Skillsoft

  5. SAP SE

Mobile Learning Market Concentration

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions​ and Market Definition​

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers​

      1. 4.2.1 Rapid Adoption for Digital Learning Solutions

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Concept of BYOD

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Peneration of Mobile Device such as Smartphone, Tablet and Laptops

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing Initial Investment in Technology Infrastructure

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Software

      1. 5.1.1 E-Books

      2. 5.1.2 Interactive Assessment

      3. 5.1.3 Mobile and Video-Based Courseware

      4. 5.1.4 Other Softwares

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 In-Class Learning

      2. 5.2.2 Corporate Learning

      3. 5.2.3 Simulation-Based Learning

      4. 5.2.4 Online-on-the Job Training

      5. 5.2.5 Independent Learning

    3. 5.3 End User

      1. 5.3.1 Academic Learning

      2. 5.3.2 Corporate Learning

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.1.1 Promethean World Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 NetDimensions Limited (Learning Technologies Group)

      3. 6.1.3 Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

      4. 6.1.4 SAP SE

      5. 6.1.5 Skillsoft

      6. 6.1.6 Citrix Systems Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Cisco Systems Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Dell Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 IBM Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 AT&T Inc.



**Qualitative Analysis Only
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Mobile Learning Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Mobile Learning Market is growing at a CAGR of 21.45% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Promethean World Ltd , NetDimensions Limited (Learning Technologies Group), Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Skillsoft, SAP SE are the major companies operating in Mobile Learning Market .

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