Impact of Captions & Transcripts on Student Learning & Comprehension

As an institution, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is making significant strides to create a more accessible campus. The university’s accessibility committee is passionate about making sure that all students are provided with the most helpful tools. That’s why they set out to see if they could find a meaningful difference between the benefit of closed captioning and interactive transcripts in the classroom.

In this webinar, Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D., Karla Morris, M.Ed., and Casey Frechette, Ph.D from USFSP, three of the researchers leading the study, will dive into their findings.

This webinar will cover:

  • Findings from the study thus far
  • The value of closed captions for students
  • The value of interactive transcripts for students
  • Takeaways and strategies for your institution


Karla Morris, M.Ed.
Manager of Instructional Design Services | University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D.
Professor | University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Casey Frechette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | University of South Florida, St. Petersburg