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The Role of Captions in Education in 2020

  • August 25, 2020
  • Nicole Flynn
  • Captions

Captions in education aren’t just for those with hearing disabilities. As an additional tool for students and instructors, they transform the e-learning environment to create a more holistic teaching style.

Last semester, 75% of the 1,000 students surveyed were unhappy with the quality of their recent e-learning experience in part because of the lack of planning and utilizing new educational technology, such as captioning. Students rely on closed captions for lectures, meetings, or discussions to fully understand their educator’s intended message.

With more than 80%of students worried about their academic performance during the 2020 quarantine, captions are a great resource to match the education quality of traditional in-person instruction. Outlined below are the benefits of incorporating a captioning program into every classroom.

Captions in Education Increase Retention

Studies produced by the U.S. Department of Labor show a 65% increase in students’ retention of educational material three days after receiving instruction when both visual and auditory learning aids are available. However, retention drops to 10% when auditory information is presented alone. The combination of visual and auditory reception reinforces class material because it uses multiple parts of the brain to create [...]

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