Effects of animation's speed of presentation on perceptual processing and learning
Learning and Instruction Volume 20, Number 2, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Animations presented at different speed are assumed to differentially interact with learners’ perception and cognition due to the constraints imposed by learners’ limited sensitivity to incoming dynamic information. To investigate the effects of high and low presentation speed of animation, two studies were conducted. In Study 1, participants were 55 students who learned about the functioning of a four-stroke engine from an animation with user-controlled presentation speed. In Study 2, eye movements of 19 students were analysed for different system-controlled presentation speeds of animation. Results indicated that high presentation speeds accentuated global events (i.e., macro-events), whereas low speeds accentuated local events (i.e., micro-events). However, eye movements were primarily affected by the content rather than the presentation speed of animation.
Meyer, K., Rasch, T. & Schnotz, W. (2010). Effects of animation's speed of presentation on perceptual processing and learning. Learning and Instruction, 20(2), 136-145. Elsevier Ltd.