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Learning with Animation
Research Implications for Design

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Richard Lowe, Wolfgang Schnotz, Mary Hegarty, Sarah Kriz, Richard E. Mayer, Rolf Ploetzner, Daniel Bodemer, Sieglinde Neudert, Thorsten Rasch, Daniel L. Schwartz, Kristen P. Blair, Gautam Biswas, Krittaya Leelawong, Joan Davis, Mireille Bétrancourt, Alain Chassot, John R. Kirby, Roxana Moreno, Jean-Michel Boucheix, N. Hari Narayanan, Theresa Hübscher-Younger, Barbara Tversky, Julie Heiser, Rachel Mackenzie, Sandra Lozano, Julie Morrison, Yvonne Rogers, Susan R. Goldman
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521851893

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  • The use of animations has recently become common in multimedia teaching and learning. Animations are assumed to increase interest and motivation, direct attention, illustrate procedures, and explain how things work. Recent research shows that animations are not inherently effective. Their educational effectiveness depends on how the characteristics of animations interact with the psychological functioning of the learner. Clarifying and integrating the major themes of current research, this book explores requirements for the principled design of learning resources that incorporate animation. Such materials can only be successful if their design reflects principles governing how learners develop understandings with animations, and the goal of this book is to improve the way educational animations are designed and used within a variety of learning contexts.

    • The only comprehensive, theory-based text on this topic
    • Based on recent research of internationally acknowledged experts in the field
    • Will appeal to both academic researchers as well as instructors, designers and developers in the field of education
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    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521851893
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 21 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Richard Lowe and Wolfgang Schnotz
    Part I. Information Search and Processing:
    1. Effects of knowledge and spatial ability on learning from animation Mary Hegarty and Sarah Kriz
    2. Research-based principles for learning with animation Richard Mayer
    3. Learning from animation: where to look, when to look Richard Lowe
    Part II. Individual Differences and Strategies:
    4. Successful and less successful use of dynamic visualizations in instructional texts Rolf Ploetzner, Daniel Bodemer and Sieglinde Neudert
    5. Functions of animation in comprehension and learning Wolfgang Schnotz and Thorsten Rasch
    6. Animations of thought: interactivity in the teachable agent paradigm Daniel L. Schwartz, Kristen P. Blair, Gautam Biswas, Krittaya Leelawong and Joan Davis
    7. Making sense of animation: how do children explore multimedia instruction? Mireille Bétrancourt and Alain Chassot
    8. Commentary on Parts I and II John R. Kirby
    Part III. Interactivity and Learning:
    9. Animated pedagogical agents: how do they help students construct knowledge from interactive multimedia games? Roxana Moreno
    10. Young learners' control of technical animations Jean-Michel Boucheix
    11. Turning the tables: investigating characteristics and efficacy of student-authored animations and multimedia N. Hari Narayanan and Theresa Hübscher-Younger
    Part IV. Instructional Issues:
    12. Enriching animations Barbara Tversky, Julie Heiser, Rachel Mackenzie, Sandra Lozano and Julie Morrison
    13. A comparison of how animation has been used to support formal, informal, and playful learning Yvonne Rogers
    14. A unified view of learning from animated and static graphics Wolfgang Schnotz and Richard Lowe
    15. Commentary on Parts III and IV Susan R. Goldman.

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    Richard Lowe, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
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    Wolfgang Schnotz, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
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    Contributors

    Richard Lowe, Wolfgang Schnotz, Mary Hegarty, Sarah Kriz, Richard E. Mayer, Rolf Ploetzner, Daniel Bodemer, Sieglinde Neudert, Thorsten Rasch, Daniel L. Schwartz, Kristen P. Blair, Gautam Biswas, Krittaya Leelawong, Joan Davis, Mireille Bétrancourt, Alain Chassot, John R. Kirby, Roxana Moreno, Jean-Michel Boucheix, N. Hari Narayanan, Theresa Hübscher-Younger, Barbara Tversky, Julie Heiser, Rachel Mackenzie, Sandra Lozano, Julie Morrison, Yvonne Rogers, Susan R. Goldman

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