Video is becoming more and more popular for use in academic instruction.
A recent study on the use of video in higher education shows that the
video explosion is hitting all aspects of education. Cisco projections
show that video growth is contributing to 30% of data transfers in 2009,
and by 2010 will be over 50%.
Students are expecting to have access to instruction with video, and are
creating, uploading and sharing videos as a part of their daily lives.
As universities integrate video into instruction, they struggle to make
the media accessible. American's with disabilities laws require that
most universities make their media accessible to students with
disabilities. For video, this means that captions must be added. For
Podcasts and audio files, a transcript meets the minimal requirements
for accessibility. Developing policies, practices and finding budget
funds to captioning media in tough economic times stresses many
Captioning media is critical to support the deaf and hard of hearing
communities. But the benefits of captioning extend far beyond supporting
just these viewers. Most viewers of captions are not deaf and hard of
hearing. A study conducted at the California State University at San
Francisco showed that when captions were made available for videos to a
randomly assigned group of viewers, their grade point average was one
G.P.A. higher for those with captions. In addition, these students
exhibited a much more engaged level of interest in the content.
By adding captions and transcripts to media, which is supported in
portals like iTunes and YouTube, the video content can now be made
searchable. Captions also benefit ESL students and ESL faculty.
This session will cover the benefits of captioning media beyond merely
supporting the deaf and hard of hearing.
Session ID: WEB-2041
Presenter(s): Pat Brogan, Ph.D.
Presented: Friday, 26 March 2010
At: CSUN 2010