(How) Do Students Use Closed Captions to Improve Their Learning?

Monday, February 13 | 2:15PM–3:00PM | Houston Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Little empirical research supports the benefits of video closed captioning for a wide variety of college-level learners, particularly those in the fully online environment. This presentation will report on a national study of students' perceptions and uses of closed captioning. In addition to sharing the results of this research, this session will also include suggestions and practical advice based on the study results for how to improve the closed caption experience for all learners.

Outcomes: Understand the most common hindrances that students identify with regard to closed captions *Understand several of the diverse ways that students use closed captions to aid in learning *Understand the benefits of making closed captions more widely available for all learners


  • Katie Linder

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning, University of Colorado Denver

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