Video is the new text
Posted June 21, 2013on:
If you declared that “video is the new text”, how many folks in education would agree with you? I am not sure how many would.
But if you observe how people learn with and from YouTube videos, you have a sense of how video-as-the-new-text is true.
If you create videos of your own and share them online you know this to be true. That is why we a few of us at CeL will be learning to read and write this form of text when we turn three this July.
Here is a sneak preview…
Just like learning a new language, we are going to stumble, make some mistakes, and look a bit foolish (in my case, a very foolish).
But we are going to learn by trying, not by standing back and watching, or hiding in the shadows and criticizing.
We do not plan on being the next YouTube stars. Sticking with the language analogy, we are not trying to be charismatic orators or great authors. We want to learn a new language so that we can figure out how else to leverage on this powerful medium.