“Which authoring tool is best?” is one of the most commonly asked questions about eLearning. The new Guild Research report, eLearning Authoring Tools 2013: What We’re Using, What We Want, written by Patti Shank, with Joe Ganci, provides answers from respondents’ point of view. It examines the results of a 2013 survey with 1,055 respondents that shows which asynchronous eLearning authoring tools individuals and organizations use and want and explains which features are most desired by users.

The report reveals the types of courses being created with these tools, what organizations of different sizes are spending on asynchronous eLearning authoring tools, and what tools practitioners are using and want to use. An analysis of the data shows that there have been many changes over the past few years. The report also explores details about desired features and provides a deeper understanding about what practitioners want from the authoring experience.