Can Closed Captions Improve Literacy? |Rev
Can watching video with closed captions turned on improve literacy? In short, yes.
In recent years, researchers have made significant strides in understanding the connection between closed captions and literacy among students around the world. Studies in England, India, Finland, and other countries have shown that when teachers include videos with captions, students demonstrate a notable increase in their reading and comprehension skills. So what is it that makes captions great for improving literacy?