The article I am linking to provides an excellent argument for why video may not be the primary mode of learning as we move into online education.
The problem is that videos make us feel like we are learning a lot when we actually aren’t. They appeal to our lazy side and give us the illusion of learning:
- “Students want videos because videos make them feel like they’re learning important new skills and concepts, even when it’s far less useful than solving problems or doing projects.”
- “One reason I’m pessimistic about video is that it gives a false sense of accomplishment.”
This article is a must read for those considering how the future of Higher Education is changing.