Can video replace the written word?

Read this article and now that we have one IS school going into video and media literacy, perhaps there’s something in here that we can think about, especially:

So many people today get vital information in video format that an educator must also be a trainer in media savvy.

– if learners learn thru watching video, how can we go abt assessing the level of learners’ understanding by allowing them to create their own video

Unless viewers make the effort to pose critical questions while they watch – and also make time to reflect on what they’re seeing …

– reflection … critical questions … blogs !

programming that shows young people a possibility, such as a child doing a skilled activity, has proven to help unsure watchers “to believe they could do it.”

– can video creation by students themselves bring about similar effect?
[source : the christian science monitor]