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A Rising Tide: How Closed Captions Can Benefit All Students

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:23 PM

from EDUCAUSE Review
by Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Katie Linder
August 28, 2017

In fall 2015, the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit conducted a national survey with 3Play Media to learn more about how all students — those with disabilities and those without — use and perceive closed captions in relation to their learning experiences in the college classroom.

Key Takeaways

  • Regardless of whether they have a disability of any kind, a majority of students use closed captions at least some of the time.

  • Roughly 90 percent of all students who use closed captions find them at least moderately helpful for learning.

  • Specific ways in which closed captions can aid learning include comprehension, accuracy, engagement, and retention.

Read the full report here.

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