In any organization, proving value is always part of any important project. Deciders at all levels permanently ask themselves how to make sure a specific program or investment is really creating positive net value to their companies.
Picture two roommates sharing an apartment. In the ideal environment they adapt to each other, either by dividing tasks or completing individual chores, ultimately leading to a more functional and manageable life at home. Now apply the same principle to audio and video.
Subtitles, or captions, are mostly known in the mainstream as a means to translate the dialogue that is being spoken in a video. This usually happens in television or cinema, but did you know that you can increase your online video viewing by as much as 40% just by using subtitles*?
Well, it is not. Distance learning has been around for a long time; and although it has been through significant changes in these past two decades, its main role continues the same: to make education and training available to a higher number of students, in a standardized way, no matter where they are.
Throughout the ages, Man has bettered himself by sharing accumulated empiric knowledge. But why is sharing knowledge so important?