If you aren’t already familiar with it, our Common Craft library is an expanding collection of quirky illustrations and pre-made instructional videos. Both the videos and the illustrations are drawn in the same style: simplified line drawings that appear to be cut from white scraps of paper. This consistency allows designers to easily and seamlessly integrate these assets into one cohesive course. Take a look at a few of our new featured videos.
Everyone—especially those of us in the eLearning industry—need to have a basic understanding of how to give a public presentation. Though a quick wit and an ability to improvise is a great trait in a presenter, the best presentations require preparation. A good presenter should be able to get their thoughts and research all out on the table and mix and match until text, images, and speech combine for truly stellar presentation. This video walks you through what it takes to organize your thoughts and present them effectively.
As long as people need to research, we will always need well-sourced repositories for information. In the past, this has been done with vast libraries and dense encyclopedias. In the internet age, we’ve developed new technologies called wikis, which are essentially databases where users all over the world can contribute to the information. This development allowed for the rise of internet giant, Wikipedia to gain traction and take on the imposing task of cataloging and sourcing all of the world’s knowledge. Use this video to learn how the enormous website functions.
Computers are an amazing invention and one that the entire modern world is dependent on. Computers are in our homes, in our cars, even in our light bulbs. Computers are the reason I’m able to work in the industry that I do, and the only way you can read what you’re reading right now. They can do amazing things, but at the moment, they can only do what we’ve explicitly told them to do. However, scientists are currently researching ways for computers to teach themselves. In the future, computers will likely be able to solve problems without instruction, write their own unique code, and perhaps even experience empathy. Explore this fascinating concept with our Common Craft Artificial Intelligence video.
You can find these and dozens of other instructional videos in our Common Craft video library. Try one out today and see how they improve your courses!