Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions and Transcripts

This 52-page study from Oregon State University, provided by 3Play Media, offers an overview of college students' awareness of and engagement with closed captioning and transcripts, examining reasons for their usage and the benefits associated with them. According to the survey results, 70% of students use closed captioning at least some of the time, and the study sheds light on specific motivations of the students surveyed, highlighting aspects such as improved information retention and increased focus. Additionally, the study provides a similar analysis on transcript usage, delving into the question of why students use transcripts and how they can be helpful. Ultimately, this study provides evidence that students perceive closed captioning and transcripts to be helpful, and that the prominent downsides of captions and transcripts are fixable.

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December 4th, 2023 at 8:21am (W3C-DTF)
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