Animation as a Distractor to Learning
International Journal of Instructional Media Volume 23, Number 1, ISSN 0092-1815
A study of 364 fifth graders investigated distractibility of animated graphics in a computer-based tutorial about Newton's Laws of Motion. Found no difference in post-test performance for those with high, medium, or no distraction graphics. Students in the two distraction conditions took less time to process instructional frames than students in the no distraction condition. (Author/PEN)
Rieber, L.P. (1996). Animation as a Distractor to Learning. International Journal of Instructional Media, 23(1), 53-57.