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Chapters 2 › Unit 2: VIDEO vs. TEXT vs. PODCAST - What's Your Opinion? How Does it Change Your Learning and Which Do You Prefer? View instructions Hide instructions

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.

And here are 7 more talks about learning and MOOCs and about education in general.

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.


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.

Flexibility of video, holism of text

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I'm not willing to choose between #teamvideo and #teamtext.

Video is good for tutorial type learning in bits. By combining audio, visual material and - why not because the learner is already at a device - interactivity, video is perfect for showing how things are done. I also often watch video lectures, which are great for gaining expert insight.

Text, on the other hand, is more holistic. You can hold a whole complex idea or a thesis in your hands. You can flip pages back and forth, easily revisiting tables, figures and examples as you progress through the text and grow your understanding. The great thing about books and papers is the ease of determining the order you keep consuming it. This is why I'm still a big friend of paper.

The blending of texts and video seems underdeveloped. For example, hashtagging book chapters rarely takes place.


almost 3 years ago

Dear Antti,

Great Answer. And I really like the hashtagging book chapter idea!

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