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.
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.
NOW IT'S TIME TO REFLECT THIS IN YOUR JOURNAL
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.
Preferred types of material
I'm a visual person so I generally prefer text and video. However I find that a benefit of digital learning is that I can also choose to listen to a podcast if I'm talking a walk or cooking dinner. So I have choices based on where I am and what I'm doing. This can also serve to reinforce knowledge- after listening to the audio I can then read the article to further understand the content.
The Ted talks are great in that they're relatively short and to the point, and can also play to a learner's emotions much more so than reading an article.
I think I'm a bit of a combination of #teamaudio, text, and video.