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Learning with animations : does working with dynamic representations enhance the transmission of knowledge?

Lalee, N. (2013) Learning with animations : does working with dynamic representations enhance the transmission of knowledge?

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Abstract:In the wake of an ever growing importance of multimedia in education, it is important to investigate the role that animations play in the transfer of new information. Our research focused on the effect that self-created, dynamic representations exhibit on the process of knowledge construction in comparison with self-created, static representations. We let children produce their own animations by providing them with the SimSketch modeling environment. 40 students aged 11-12 participated at our study and created their own dynamic representations to explain certain astronomical phenomena. Working with animations was attempted to stimulate the transmission of new ideas and provide the children with a deeper insight of the dynamic processes of the universe. Our findings suggest the assumption that working with animations does result in a high amount of motivation and positive learning experience, however, further research is needed to identify the actual benefits that dynamic representations can have on knowledge-construction itself.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63248
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