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DETA Survey Study (2016)

Student Use and Perceptions of Closed Captions in the Fully Online Classroom

The survey study was designed to explore how students in online courses use captions and whether students perceive captions as helpful to their learning. The study was conducted with students of Oregon State University Ecampus.

Research questions include:

  • How do students use video and multimedia captions to support their learning?
  • To what extent do various student populations use video and multimedia captions?
  • To what extent do various student populations perceive the use of video and multimedia captions as potentially valuable to their learning?

Video Presentation of Results (21 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).