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National Research Results: How Different Student Subgroups Use Closed Captioning

In this webinar, Dr. Katie Linder, the head researcher on the project, will present for the first time on the findings of the study. She will take a close look at how students use and perceive captioning and transcription at their institutions (beyond the need for accommodation).

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National Research Results: How Different Student Subgroups Use Closed Captioning

University students with hearing disabilities aren’t the only ones who depend on closed captioning to succeed in their courses.

How many students struggling to focus in class rely on closed captions to help retain information from a video? What about students who speak English as a second language? What other student subgroups benefit from closed captioning?

Earlier this year, the Oregon State University (OSU) Ecampus Research Unit conducted a nationwide research project on closed captioning in higher education. With over 2,800 student respondents, this is the largest study on the topic to date.

In this third installment of our joint webinar series, Dr. Katie Linder, the head researcher on the project, will take a closer look at how different student subgroups use and perceive captioning and transcription at their institutions (beyond the need for accommodation).

This presentation will cover:

  • Data & results from the student study, broken down by student subgroups
  • Student subgroup awareness of the availability of captioning
  • Student subgroup use of captioning and transcription
  • How the availability of closed captions and transcripts impacts students’ perceptions of whether they are helpful or a hindrance
  • How students with disabilities compare to students without disabilities regarding closed caption and transcript use
  • The percent of overall students responding who report using closed captions or transcripts as a learning aid
  • Takeaways from the study

Presenters

Dr. Katie Linder
Research Director | Oregon State University Ecampus

Lily Bond (Moderator)
Director of Marketing | 3Play Media