Corporate Digital Learning

03 Mar 2016, 04:47 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 have a very active imagination. It is forever looking for something to fixate on. Usually there is never a dull moment for me, because I can take the most mundane thing and turn it into a feature length movie at the drop of a hat.

That is why for me reading provides the best method of assimilating new information. As long the information is properly crafted, reading it creates a picture for me that I can easily learn from. The next best thing to that is watching a video. The fact there are moving pictures on the screen, keeps my mind anchored and prevents it from wandering off to whatever catches its fancy, that way I can focus on the learning material.

This is the reason why audio is the least productive for me. As long as I do not have something that is related to the course to look at, my mind will get easily distracted, so I end up rewinding the course every 2 minutes because I would have lost my train of thought.

teamreading #teamvideo all the way

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