ERIC Number: EJ847428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Animation Be Used to Improve Comprehension of Instructional Text?
Moremoholo, T. P.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v22 n6 p1241-1248 2008
The aim of the study was to determine whether the animation of a linear process, requiring explanatory text, can assist students to form a better understanding of the text. Tertiary students (N = 61) participated in a pre-test, post-test experimental study during which they were exposed to 4 treatment variables: text (T), video and text (VT), illustration and text (IT), and animation and text (AT) were explored. It was hypothesised that the group who received the animation and text treatment will comprehend the linear process better than the control group (text only) and the other two groups (text and illustration; text and video). The illustration, the video and the illustrated animation complimented the text and illustrated the process during which items were transported, scanned, recognised, sorted and removed from a conveyor belt. The results indicated that no significant differences in achievement existed among the treatment groups. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Control Groups, Animation, Illustrations, Academic Achievement, Instructional Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Predictor Variables, Pretests Posttests, Postsecondary Education, Experimental Groups, Multimedia Instruction, Text Structure, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa