17 December 2020

Learning Tech Update 2020: More, More & More

Heather Gilmartin Adams
Research Lead


  • The learning tech market is exploding.
  • We are seeing more of almost everything—vendors, customers, revenue, users, functionalities, options, and support.
  • These changes enable learning leaders to more intentionally craft their learning tech ecosystems.
  • Leaders also have more opportunity to do deep analysis, experiment, and address key challenges around skilling, internal mobility, enablement, and coaching.

The global pandemic and major social shifts have brought learning to the top of many orgs' agendas. Leaders are seeking to support their employees through these changes and retain great talent. But they're also facing a survival imperative: put the right people with the right skills in the right places—fast—or face possible failure. Learning is key to all three goals.

The learning tech market was already growing quickly; the pandemic is helping it explode. We are seeing more market participants, more functionalities, more choice, and more experimentation.

This infographic summarizes our report on this topic, The Learning Tech Landscape: More, Just More.

Click on the image below to get the full infographic. As always, we would love your feedback, which you can provide in the comments section below the infographic.


Learning Tech Updates Infographic


About the author

Heather Gilmartin Adams

Heather is a senior consultant at RedThread Research. Trained in conflict resolution and organizational development, Heather has spent the past ten years in various capacities at organizational culture and mindset change consultancies as well as the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She holds a masters degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelors degree in history from Princeton University. She has lived in Germany, China, Japan, and India and was, for one summer, a wrangler on a dude ranch in Colorado.


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