[Video] College Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions and Transcripts

March 16, 2017 BY PATRICK LOFTUS
Updated: January 4, 2018

Have you read the report on student uses and perceptions of closed captions and transcripts in higher education?

In case you haven’t, Dr. Katie Linder, Research Director at the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit, has summarized the full study into an easily digestible video that all are free to watch and share.

Watch the video below and be sure to take a look at the full report, Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions and Transcripts, available to download for free.
 


 
Some key takeaways from the study:

  • The most common reason students use captions is to help them focus
  • 98.6% of students find captions helpful
  • 71% of students without hearing difficulties use captions at least some of the time
  • 66% of ESL students find captions “very” or “extremely” helpful
  • 75% of students that use captions said they use captions as a learning aid
  • 52% of students that use captions said captions help as a learning aid by improving comprehension

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