VIDEO vs. TEXT vs. PODCAST - What's Your Opinion? How Does it Change Your Learning and Which Do You Prefer?
So far, you were able to read or listen to the texts we have provided and occasionally watch a youtube or TEDtalk video as part of the additional material section. How did the different materials change your learning and course experience?
If you need more inspiration to answer this question, check the following TED Talks, text and TED Talk podcasts in order to decide what type of resources change your learning:
This TED Talk by Salman Khan even talks about using videos for education.
Video by TED Talk.
Or would you rather read up on this topic? Then maybe you would prefer this article by Yaro Starak on "What Content Is Best – Audio, Video Or Text".
The NPR TED Talk Podcast interviews keynote speakers and presenters about their TED talk. You can either watch the talk or listen to it. Here are two episodes about learning for you to try out:
The first and the second one.
NOW IT'S TIME TO REFLECT THIS IN YOUR JOURNAL
Think about what type of material and content suited your needs best and spiked your interest the most. Are you more #teamaudio, #teamvideo or #teamreading?
What changed your learning and your course experience?
Write down a short explanation in your journal and make sure to set the entry to public, so the course community can read and comment on it.
How I prefer to learn depends on what I'm trying to learn.
I'm usually on #teamread. I can read over one hundred pages an hour if I have to. Time after time, I read all the text on a PowerPoint slide before a speaker has read a third of it to me. I like being able to pause, take notes in the margins, and go backward easily if I need to refer to content again. When I'm all about speed, I read.
I'm on #teampodcast when I'm driving or cooking and I want to learn at the same time. Podcasts let me multitask.
I'm on #teamvideo when I'm learning a complicated process that I need to see. Learning a technical skill or a new stitch is sewing is easier for me if I can watch a person do it step by step in real time and go backward.