Freddie Batista, a pioneer in elearning, is completing an in depth investigation into whether companies can create their own elearning programs or whether it should be left to the professionals. He outlines what it takes to make a successful elearning course as well as what it costs. The data he obtains will give the company the resources to make a better educated decision on in house or contractor created training courses. Batista mentions the different resources needed to make successful and engaging elearning course: graphic databases, engaging authors, ability to run on different platforms (iphone, tablet, computer, etc), and editing software. In summary, he states that once the initial costs and experience is utilized, following courses are made easier.