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.

Video vs Text vs Podcast


The Salman Khan TEDtalk on using videos to enhance learning was great. Amongst the experiences he shared showed that videos allowed lessons / classes to be Flipped leading to more interaction between the students which he suggested humanised the teaching / learning process.

My preference is TEXT first because it allows me the greatest freedom to reflect on what I learn whilst I am reading; VIDEO is next if it is good as it brings my visual senses into play; PODCAST is third and useful if it is done in conjunction with something else - e.g. I like the PODCASTS in this course, so far, because I can listen to them whilst I read / skim thru / highlight the transcript. All 3 modes allow pausing and searching for material to augment the main resource but TEXT also my favourite in this regard.

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