3-D versus 2-D animation in multimedia application

Is the extra effort worth it?

Riaza Mohd Rias, Halimah Badioze Zaman

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Abstract

Does animation play a role in multimedia learning? Animation in multimedia is said to be beneficial to learning especially when the learning material demands visual movements. The emergence of 3-Dimensional animated visuals has extended the presentation mode in multimedia learning. It is said that animated visuals in a 3-D representation not only possess motivational value that promotes positive attitudes toward instruction but also facilitate learning when the subject matter requires dynamic motion and 3-D visual cue. The field of computer science, especially in operating systems concepts uses an array of abstract concepts such as virtual memory, paging, fragmentations etc to describe and explain the underlying processes. Various studies together with our own observations strongly indicate that students often find these concepts difficult to learn, as they cannot easily be demonstrated. This study investigates the effects of animation on student understanding when studying a complex domain in computer science, that is, the subject of memory management concepts in operating systems. A multimedia learning system was developed in two different versions: 2-D animation and 3-D animation. A hundred and one students took part in this study and they were assigned into one of these groups. All the students who took part in this experiment had low prior knowledge in this subject and after viewing the treatment, they were asked to take a test which tested them for recall and transfer knowledge. This test was used to determine if, in fact, improved learning actually occurred and which version of the animation produced the better outcome. Initial analysis of results indicates no statistical difference between the scores for the two versions and suggests that animations, by themselves, do not necessarily improve student understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Pages147-154
Number of pages8
Volume189 CCIS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2011 - Ostrava
Duration: 7 Jul 20119 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 2
Volume189 CCIS
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2011
CityOstrava
Period7/7/119/7/11

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Keywords

  • 3-D animation
  • animation
  • memory management
  • multimedia learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Rias, R. M., & Badioze Zaman, H. (2011). 3-D versus 2-D animation in multimedia application: Is the extra effort worth it? In Communications in Computer and Information Science (PART 2 ed., Vol. 189 CCIS, pp. 147-154). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 189 CCIS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22410-2_12

3-D versus 2-D animation in multimedia application : Is the extra effort worth it? / Rias, Riaza Mohd; Badioze Zaman, Halimah.

Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 189 CCIS PART 2. ed. 2011. p. 147-154 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 189 CCIS, No. PART 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rias, RM & Badioze Zaman, H 2011, 3-D versus 2-D animation in multimedia application: Is the extra effort worth it? in Communications in Computer and Information Science. PART 2 edn, vol. 189 CCIS, Communications in Computer and Information Science, no. PART 2, vol. 189 CCIS, pp. 147-154, International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2011, Ostrava, 7/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22410-2_12
Rias RM, Badioze Zaman H. 3-D versus 2-D animation in multimedia application: Is the extra effort worth it? In Communications in Computer and Information Science. PART 2 ed. Vol. 189 CCIS. 2011. p. 147-154. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22410-2_12
Rias, Riaza Mohd ; Badioze Zaman, Halimah. / 3-D versus 2-D animation in multimedia application : Is the extra effort worth it?. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 189 CCIS PART 2. ed. 2011. pp. 147-154 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; PART 2).
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