With a Craftsy online class you can take it as many times as you want, whenever you want and access never expires. They play on any device with internet access: computer, smart phone, iPad, tablet, etc. I usually watch my classes (yes, I am a Craftsy student as well as an instructor!) on my iPad, so I can take it around the kitchen or the wood shop as I'm working. Craftsy’s platform enables you to take virtual notes while watching a class, so you can pause the video and type in your own notes (that only you can see) which appear at that point in the video from then on.
In my opinion the best features are the interaction with the teacher and the 30 second replay. If you have a question about a particular technique or want more information, you can enter a question on your Craftsy class page. Craftsy instructors are required to go online to answer questions for their students at least twice a week, so you'll get individualized instruction and feedback. Other students in class can also offer suggestions, so we're all learning together.
If you are having trouble understanding a particular technique, the 30 second replay button allows you to watch the same 30 seconds of the video over and over again until you get it right. The HD quality video and audio make it easy to see exactly how the instructor is creating the craft, with close-ups of the different steps. One of the reasons I signed on with Craftsy is because of the high production values in the studio and in the editing process. They are endlessly creative and highly competent, and it shows in their videos.
You can also use the Craftsy platform to show off your projects to the Craftsy community and be inspired by other students’ work. It's not just online learning, it's a social media site as well, so you can interact with like-minded foodies and crafters from around the world. If you take their classes in quilting or other fiber arts, Craftsy offers an excellent selection of craft supplies and class kits, and supports independent designers by providing them with a pattern shop to list their pattern without charging them fees.
Consider joining this delightful group of bakers, fiber artists and crafters. You can find out more on the Craftsy website HERE.