Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 7, Issue 2, Article 3 (Dec., 2006)
David D. KUMAR and Kimberly SCAROLA
Nanotechnology and Closed Captioned videos: Improving opportunities for teaching science to ESL students
Closed Captioned Videos
Closed captions are the text equivalent of the spoken portion of a video presentation designed to aide people with a hearing impairment. “Captioning allows people to see the words, read the words, hear them being said, and see them in context with the action on the television screen. They work together to produce a very rich learning environment” (Daniel, 1993, p. F3). In the US, children spend an average of 30 hours per week watching TV and it is a challenge to motivate them to read. “You can get them to do both at the same time – through captioned television” (Anderson, 1998, p. 2).
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