1. Which kind of learning content do you wish to create?
Here it becomes important to think about the learning needs in the organization and the requested output. Is there a need to be informed or retrieve information fast? Is the need more about being able to apply knowledge or learn a new skill? Are you seeking for interactivity or is the main wish to just be able to send short bursts of information to your participants? Depending on the outcome of these questions, you will already have eliminated a lot of authoring tools from your list.
2. Who in your organization will be working with the authoring tool?
Do you have a large team with Learning Developers, Graphic – and Instructional Designers who can create e-Learning? Or are you looking for an authoring tool that could be independently used by subject matter experts whereby the only focus is the actual content? Although all authoring tools will make the promise to be easy to use, sometimes the learning curve is quite high and a lot of technical and graphical experience is needed to make it work.
Only after you have an answer on both questions, you can start listing ‘must-have’ and ‘should-have’ features and make comparisons between authoring tools. And while you are exploring e-learning authoring tools, why not book a demo to get to know FLOWSPARKS? Let’s talk and explore how our authoring tool fits the need of your organization.