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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.

Slow learning – fast learning. The mix matters


Value lies in content, options to choose and time for human support.

Video is a fast and strong tool to take information with all senses - view, listen and feel the emotions. But video is a very consuming media and deliver all aspects of information. It's a disadvantage regarding learning process, because it not inspires interaction.

Podcasts lacks the viewing sense but the audio channel is very zoomed. I think you remember content best if you listen to. While listening your thoughts can flow and create your own pictures. It inpires the interactiv learning process. So you let the content strong linked with your individual imaginations and make a deep footprint in your brain.

Text is a slow learning media and have two sides. While reading you take a deep dive in the topic and the learning process is similar to podcasts. While writing you are forced to go in depth and sort your thoughts. You think more slowly until the water of your thoughts is clear. Writing leads to clarity.

Video, text and podcast are media for self paced learning. So peers can support each other and teacher save presentation time for supporting their learners better.

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