Show, don’t tell: The power of video

Te above video presents the rise and rise of online videos using powerful infographics.

The data of video use is amazing and the influence of YouTube is considerable. The questions that the video raise are in respect to the way that children think in a world where they are surrounded and immersed in videos.

I have written before about the success of the Khan Academy and the way that an audio-visual approach to learning is so powerful, particularly if it allows the student to look again and again at something that they cannot understand.

The most telling information was that text has a very low retention level, video is higher but the highest is audio-visual.

I wonder how long we can continue down the line of a text-based education system that children increasingly find difficult to relate to. I am not saying that text should be neglected but that audio-visual presentations incorporating text are potentially more powerful as a learning tool.

This is an important video about videos and I feel sure it will have many more people watching as word gets around.

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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