Here’s why university students are in love with closed captions and Taylor Swift
University students make smart choices. Whether it is the albums they listen to. Or the way they consume information. A study conducted by the University of New South Wales 98% of students revealed that they found closed captions useful to their learning.
Times they’re changing…
For the longest time universities operated in a parallel universe where heavy text books and spiritless lectures were the norm. Thankfully that’s changed. Engaging videos are making learning more fun. And to make a good thing better universities offer closed captioning for recorded lectures, videos and class materials.
According to a recent survey by Oregon State University 87% of institutions offer close captions for at least part of their study material.
Captions are not just useful for hard of hearing students but also come in handy in while studying in noisy environments. ESL students find closed captions particularly useful as they don’t have to struggle figuring out strange accents.
Implementation of closed captioning in higher education:
A huge market for closed captioning software…
Where there is demand there is automation. Closed captioning software automates the expensive and time draining captioning process. Let’s face it, uploading files, following up on them and giving instructions to captioning professionals can be a huge dampener.
Like booking cabs through the Lyft or Uber app people prefer a simple captioning software to get their video material captioned. It is immensely useful for students as it is more inexpensive and a whole lot quicker than working with a captioning company.
Why do students prefer captioning software to services?
- Anytime access
- Eliminates the need for expensive and time consuming follow ups
- Smart interfaces that keeps things simple
Do you want to demo a free captioning software built from the ground up for university students? Click here.
This video will guide you in using the tool.