Date of Award

5-2019

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Engineering and Technology Education

First Advisor

Edward M. Reeve

Second Advisor

Trevor Robinson

Third Advisor

Tyson Sorensen

Abstract

This project investigated whether adding subtitles to educational videos increases learning among middle school students. A convenience sample (N=387) of Technology and Engineering middle school students were separated into two groups during the third term of both the 2018 and 2019 school years, where one group of students viewed videos with subtitles and the other group viewed the identical videos without subtitles. After viewing the videos, students immediately took a multiple-choice test. The test scores were used to analyze the variance between the two different groups. The results reveal that students who viewed videos with subtitles had slightly lower scores than those who viewed the videos without subtitles. This project seems to indicate that viewing videos with subtitles does not improve learning more than viewing videos without subtitles among middle school students in a general class setting.

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