Three-Dimensional Computer-Based Animations: A Study of Mental Visualisation Performance
Soon Fook Fong, Abdul Hadi, Seong Chong Toh, Hanafi Atan, Rozhan M Idrus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia ; Kean Chern Fong, Multimedia University, Malaysia
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The three-dimensional computer-based animation allows the manipulation of the three- dimensional axis and viewing angle that facilitate the visualisation and rotation of an object. In this study, the effects on the mental visualisation performance were studied among students with low and high spatial abilities in relation to two different types of three-dimensional visual animation display modes, namely, the three-dimensional solid colour display (3DS) and the three-dimensional wire frame display (3DF). The one-way ANCOVA analysis revealed that the students with high spatial abilities exhibited a significantly better mental visualisation performance in the 3DF display mode. Similarly, the mental visual performance among students with low spatial abilities was also significantly higher when exposed to the 3DF display mode. The inherent characteristics of the 3DF display mode in providing the relevant learning cues resulting in the enhancement of the mental visualisation performance will be discussed and highlighted.
Fong, S.F., Hadi, A., Toh, S.C., Atan, H., Idrus, R.M. & Fong, K.C. (2005). Three-Dimensional Computer-Based Animations: A Study of Mental Visualisation Performance. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 955-959). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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