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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.

What's my learning preference?


One of the things that I've discovered about myself is that my learning preference tends to move depending on the learning that I'm experiencing. I'm an activist by nature but always thought that my primary style was visual so video content etc was the first that I would seek out. When I returned to higher education the nature of the qualification took me more towards reading as there was, of course, the obligatory literature review and research elements to work through. This part of the module really peaked my interest as I wanted to see where my style lay. I started by reading the text for the podcast as I was on a train and didn't have a strong enough connection for the audio, I then revisited the podcast when I went for a run and found that there were parts of the learning that I had remembered and also parts that seemed new to me. Finally I watched the podcast and found the Khan academy to be a great TED talk to raise the aspirations of what my ideal final point would be so all in all I have really enjoyed this part of the course.
To say definitively which I preferred is tough as all the formats suited my needs at a particular time and also has really highlighted to me that a truly blended approach needs to incorporate all media to give a good balanced approach.

Very interesting and as any good learning has me processing well after the actual event has finished.!

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