A couple of days ago on Flipboard, I picked up this link which led me to Alexandra Juhasz's new "book", Learning from YouTube. Predisposed to like this concept, I had a look at the website, but sadly I found the experience profoundly disappointing (kudos to Alex for trying though). However, a comment by Andrei Ștefănucă on the Inside Higher Ed article gets to the heart of the problem I'm having with video right now:
"...videos aren't books because the book is an inner experience, we construct it in our imagination, while the video is just something that we observe".And that's the problem. In essence, video externalizes "experience", reading internalizes it. Video simply isn't engaging enough. Even YouTube is becoming a sit-back medium which gets in the way of deep engagement.