Corporate Digital Learning

07 Mar 2017, 08:26 PM
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.



I tried to figure out, which way I can learn new contents best. So, doing this course already is a learning process for me and I recognized that learning by visual material is the best way I can adapt new knowledge. I think it depends upon a very classic way of distinguishing different learning types: this distinction refers to our differenz senses. There is, for example, the virtual learner, the audible learner etc. Learning by seeing things is the most effective way for me. By reading something I am mainly distracted by other stuff and thoughts. When I am listening to podcasts i can concentrate on the topic, but i still may be distracted very easily. So learning by watching videos or other persons in vivo is the most effective way of learning new stuff for me.

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