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DETA Experimental Study (2016)

The Impact of Closed Caption Use on Learning Outcomes in Fully Online Classes

This experimental study was designed to determine the impact of captioning use on student learning in a college-level fully online environment. The study was conducted in an online Biology course at Oregon State University.

Research questions include:

  • To what extent are student sub-groups deferentially impacted by video and multimedia caption use?
  • To what extent do video and multimedia captions help students learn in fully online environments?

Video Presentation of Results (18 minutes):

View the DETA Research Brief (PDF) for this study.

Download the video transcript (.docx) and the screen readable version (.docx) of these slides.

This project was partially funded by the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA).