ERIC Number: ED485081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 28
The Effects of Various Animation Strategies in Facilitating the Achievement of Students on Tests Measuring Different Educational Objectives
Zhu, Li; Grabowski, Barbara
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the instructional effects of various animation strategies. Three treatment groups involved include static graphic, animation used as an attention-gaining strategy, and animation used as an attention-gaining and elaboration strategy. Participants were 115 college student volunteers. Two-way multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to analyze the data. Important findings indicate equivalent, non significant difference in performance between high and low prior knowledge participants. This was so regardless of animation strategies. The effects of the animation strategies on the achievement of students with low prior knowledge are discussed in detail.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Animation, College Students, Educational Objectives, Learning Strategies, Student Evaluation, Web Based Instruction, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Teaching Methods
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