ERIC Number: ED362158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
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The Effects of Visual Complexity in Motion Visuals on Children's Learning.
Chen, Lin Ching
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether differences in the level of visual complexity in motion visuals have an effect on cognitive learning of students in different grade levels. The instructional content was a 14-minute video lesson concerning the motion of objects in the universe. A 3 (levels of visual complexity) x 2 (grade levels) factorial, pretest-posttest design was used. Three 4th- and three 8th-grade classrooms were randomly assigned to one of the three video treatment groups. Pretest and posttest consisted of 28 multiple-choice questions and were designed to test subjects' comprehension of the instructional content. The results indicated that providing different levels of visual complexity in motion visuals had no significant impact on children's comprehension of the intended learning. Also, no interaction between amount of visual complexity in motion visuals and grade level was found. (Contains 40 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Complex Concepts
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.