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Department of Education Research – Video Captions Improve Learning

This randomized controlled trial examined the impacts of Same-Language-Subtitling (SLS), a karaoke-style subtitling intervention, on the reading comprehension skills of secondary school students in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Researchers randomly assigned 198 secondary school students with learning disabilities (ages 14 to 19) to either special education classrooms using the SLS intervention or comparison classrooms (special or general education).  The study found that students in the SLS intervention condition scored significantly higher than students in the comparison condition on the reading comprehension achievement post tests.

Clearly advances in today’s classroom environment require solutions that will assist students with various needs, this study demonstrates that video captions improve learning. Read the report here.


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