Text-Based Video: The Effectiveness of Learning Math in Higher Education Through Videos and Texts

  •  Yaron Ghilay    


The Text-Based Video (TBV) model is a particular case of the more general Video-Based Learning (VBL) model in which an instructor’s curriculum is fully covered by high-quality videos and texts. The aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of the TBV model by examining and comparing its two main components: Videos and texts.

The model is based on the creation of high-quality texts which form the basis for high-quality video clips. It is designed to improve learning in quantitative courses in higher education.

The research was based on a sample of students  who enrolled in the course Mathematics for Business Administration at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education, Haifa, Israel that was based on the TBV model. The course was given during the five academic years 2016-2021 using different teaching formats: face-to-face learning, distance learning and blended learning. Learners were asked to answer an online questionnaire that assessed the characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of TBV.

The findings show that although students preferred watching videos based on texts over reading those texts alone, students opined that the combination of video and text was by far the most effective instructional method. All results were identical regardless of whether face-to-face, distance or blended learning was used.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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