This article written by Terry Heick explores video comprehension strategies and discusses how students need to be taught how to effectively view a video in order to ensure for comprehension. In the beginning of the article Heick points out that video and text structures are quite different. Specifically, Heick states that there are surface level differences; furthermore, a major difference between video and text is that video is in short bursts while text is sat with more. Heick also points out that in the video and text debate one medium is not more rigorous or engaging than the other. The end of the article offers video comprehension strategies for before, during and after viewing a video.
This article brought to light the fact that video is an informational text and students should be taught how to effectively comprehend the information from videos. However, although the author state the difference between video and literature at the beginning of the article, many of the strategies were very similar to the strategies used to comprehend literature. I think what is important is the shift from viewing videos as a form of entertainment to an informational text.