EFFECTS OF SEGMENTATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL ANIMATION IN FACILITATING LEARNING

  • Ahmad Zamzuri Mohamad Ali
  • Ahmad Rizal Madar
Keywords: Cognition, continuous-animation, interactivity, mental model, play-pauseanimation, segmented-animation

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of segmented-animation, playpause- animation and continuous-animation in facilitating learning of low prior knowledge learners. A courseware prototype entitled Transmission Media was developed for the research purpose. The courseware contains nine animations on various topics in Transmission Media. Pre-test and post-test experimental design was employed on three different groups respectively. The data collected were analyzed statistically by using one-way between-groups ANOVA with post-hoc comparisons. Apparently, the result suggests that segmented-animation was significantly more effective than play-pause-animation and continuous-animation in enhancing students’ learning performance. The result indicates that segmented-animation was beneficial for students in conducting adequate cognitive processes of the information depicted in the animation. Furthermore, the result shows that allowing students to decide the segmentation in play-pause-animation condition does not necessarily promotes better learning. This was due to low prior knowledge students’ inability in deciding the appropriate stop points in animation and/or play-pause-replay button design that might causes split attention effect resulting extraneous cognitive load throughout the learning process.

Author Biographies

Ahmad Zamzuri Mohamad Ali
Faculty of Art, Computing and Creative Industry
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
35900, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Ahmad Rizal Madar
Faculty of Technical Education
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
86400, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Published
2010-11-14
How to Cite
Mohamad Ali, A. Z., & Madar, A. R. (2010). EFFECTS OF SEGMENTATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL ANIMATION IN FACILITATING LEARNING. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 2(2). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/300
Section
Articles