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ERIC Number: EJ863665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Do Dynamic Work Instructions Provide an Advantage over Static Instructions in a Small Scale Assembly Task?
Watson, Gareth; Butterfield, Joe; Curran, Ricky; Craig, Cathy
Learning and Instruction, v20 n1 p84-93 Feb 2010
Recent studies exploring the effects of instructional animations on learning compared to static graphics have yielded mixed results. Few studies have explored their effectiveness in portraying procedural-motor information. Opportunities exist within an applied (manufacturing) context for instructional animations to be used to facilitate build performance on an assembly line. The present study compares build time performance across successive builds when using animation, static diagrams or text instructions to convey an assembly sequence for a handheld device. Although an immediate facilitating effect of animation was found, yielding a significantly faster build time for Build 1, this advantage had disappeared by Build 3. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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