Corporate Digital Learning

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.

My favourite type of Learning #teamvideo


I think the unit shows, that there are many types (whatever that means) of digital learning. Personally I totally prefer the video compared to the text to make myself familiar with a certain topic. To dive deeper I rather read a specific text and I haven't been using podcasts a lot, therefore I can't really judge. But overall I think it totally depends on the content, the learning objectives, the learning style and preferences of the learner. I thing a quiz usually engages people, at least I can speak for myself. WBTs are very helpful to mix certain types of materials.
From my perspective collaborative learning is key in the future and I guess the most companies have to develop quite a bit to ensure a collective learning culture, a good feeling for feedback and more openness to technological changes. If this happens, virtual meetings, forums, collective feedback and co-creation can happen. To make this possible I really like the flipped classroom concept so that learners gather basic knowledge individually (theories, approaches) with there preferred media (I like the iversity idea of providing input as a text and audio file, so that everyone can choose) and discuss and practice together, either virtually or on-site. Here I think it's key to combine individual learning goals and shared goals of the learners to get a higher commitment.

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