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3Play Media Institutional Research Study (2016)

Institutional Solutions for and Student Perceptions of Closed Caption and Transcript Use in Institutions of Higher Education

Project in collaboration with 3Play Media.

This national study was designed to investigate institutional solutions for closed captions. ECRU collaborated with 3Play Media to conduct two national online surveys, one with college students and a second (below) with higher education administrators at institutions implementing closed captioning.


Study report cover

Implementation of & Solutions for Closed Captioning in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education: Results from a National Study

Study Report: Linder, K. (2016). Implementation of & solutions for closed captioning in U.S. institutions of higher education: Results from a national study. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit.

News Release: OSU study: Confusion surrounds closed captioning implementation within higher education

Webinar: 3Play Media hosted a series of webinars on the research outcomes for this project. To view the replays, or to download a transcript, click below:

Video Presentation of Results (7 minutes):


View the webinar recording of the original recruitment presentation describing the overall project:

OSU Closed Captioning National Study

Download the webinar transcript (.docx) and webinar slides (.pptx).