What’s the best way to learn, Audio or Text?
At the moment, I’m working on an eBook. Technology is great, but you know, there’s something to be said for picking up a physical copy of a book you’ve written, all nicely bound and with a nice cover on it, and giving it to your parents.
But anyway, I digress. I’d be interested in testing this new shiny comments system by getting your views on your preferred way of learning. I’ve been producing podcasts and audio tutorials long before the term podcast was invented. People seem to like these, because when you’re demonstrating a talking device, you can hear what the device is saying and follow along. If you’re a user of text to speech, then hearing a human explaining something can often be more intuitive and intelligible.
Others, on the other hand, say that they find an eBook or some sort of tutorial in written form more helpful. It’s easier to skim and to go at your own pace.
So, if you had the choice, and you are paying for learning material, do you prefer audio or text, and if so, why?
Let’s get those comments humming!