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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.

team reading


I am a person who loves reading, and I learn a lot from it. I love to deep dive in sources of textes, and to go to the root of an idea. Or to broaden the picture, to get more of a general impression. To give an example: I once started reading krimi books, where people were living in ancient rome. The detective was living at the same time as Julius Caesar. I went to museums to see their artefacts, I bought a cooking book (Apicius) and experinced their eating culture. I started reading about Falerner, their wine and about liquamen, kind of aciend soy sauce. I looked up clothes and so on. And I readed a lot of other books about rome.

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