ERIC Number: ED373733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Closed-Captioned Educational Video: Implications for Post-Secondary Students.
Lee, Yung-Bin Benjamin; Meyer, Martha J.
The effects of closed-captioned educational video as an instructional tool for improving reading comprehension and learning retention for students in college developmental studies programs were studied. Subjects were 168 students in Developmental Studies English and reading classes at a regional university in the Southeast and 168 first-year students in regular core courses. A 30-minute closed-captioned video from the Civil War series produced by Ken Burns was the treatment material. A multiple-choice test was used as pretest, posttest, and retention test (at 4 weeks). The video was used with and without the captioning, audio, and an accompanying printed text. The developmental studies students knew less about the Civil War at entry and never caught up with their core subject peers. None of the treatment conditions raised posttest and retention test scores. Explanations for these results are explored. Two tables and three figures present study data. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A