Effects of Animation in Facilitating Student Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Assessment
Yu-hui Ching, Fengfeng Ke, Huifen Lin, Francis Dwyer, Pennsylvania State University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Animation has been regarded as a powerful method to deliver instruction because of its ability to gain attention and present motion. However, studies that investigate the effectiveness of animation have shown inconsistent results. This meta-analytic study examines the effects of animation in facilitating student achievement across various contents in different educational levels. In this assessment, 26 quality studies that involve 3575 subjects are selected and examined according to the criteria for inclusion which focused on experimental studies where the control was static visualization and the treatment effect was animation. The procedure of this meta-analytic assessment and latest progress will be reported and the potential implications for further research, design and application on instructional animation will be discussed. This proposed presentation will be beneficial to educational researchers, instructional designers, k-12 teachers and college instructors and policy makers.
Ching, Y.h., Ke, F., Lin, H. & Dwyer, F. (2005). Effects of Animation in Facilitating Student Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Assessment. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4459-4461). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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