- E-learning leaps into the limelight

By Cathleen Moore

(IDG) -- Delivering just-in-time online knowledge and training to workers' desktops, e-learning is encountering renewed interest in the wake of shrinking budgets and flagging interest in business travel.

According to estimates from Framingham, Massachusetts-based IDC, the worldwide e-learning market will grow from $2.2 billion in 2000 to $18.5 billion by 2005. As a result, now is the time to invest in education initiatives designed to fuel worker productivity, says Cushing Anderson, program manager for