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ERIC Number: EJ823125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
3D Visualization Types in Multimedia Applications for Science Learning: A Case Study for 8th Grade Students in Greece
Korakakis, G.; Pavlatou, E. A.; Palyvos, J. A.; Spyrellis, N.
Computers & Education, v52 n2 p390-401 Feb 2009
This research aims to determine whether the use of specific types of visualization (3D illustration, 3D animation, and interactive 3D animation) combined with narration and text, contributes to the learning process of 13- and 14- years-old students in science courses. The study was carried out with 212 8th grade students in Greece. This exploratory study utilizes three different versions of an interactive multimedia application called "Methods of separation of mixtures", each one differing from the other two in a type of visuals. The results indicate that multimedia applications with interactive 3D animations as well as with 3D animations do in fact increase the interest of students and make the material more appealing to them. The findings also suggest that the most obvious and essential benefit of static visuals (3D illustrations) is that they leave the time control of learning to the students and decrease the cognitive load. (Contains 2 tables and 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece