Different visualization types in multimedia learning

A comparative study

Riaza Mohd Rias, Halimah Badioze Zaman

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Visualization techniques is said to be beneficial to learning compared to static visuals, especially when the learning material demands visual movements. The emergence of 3-Dimensional animated visuals has extended the presentation mode in multimedia learning. A case study on a computer science subject was used to test the effect of different visualization types in learning. 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 different visualization types 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 three different versions: static visuals, 2-D animated visuals and 3-D animated visuals. Fifty five students took part in this study and they were randomly assigned into one of these three 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 to compare which visualization type produced the better learning outcome. Initial analysis of results indicates no statistical difference between the scores for the three versions and suggests that visualization types, by themselves, do not necessarily improve student understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages408-418
Number of pages11
Volume7067 LNCS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2011 - Selangor
Duration: 9 Nov 201111 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume7067 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2011
CitySelangor
Period9/11/1111/11/11

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Comparative Study
Multimedia
Visualization
Students
Computer science
Computer operating systems
Computer Science
Operating Systems
Data storage equipment
Virtual Memory
Paging
Knowledge Transfer
Memory Management
Multimedia Systems
Learning Systems
Learning systems
Fragmentation
Prior Knowledge
3D
Vision

Keywords

  • 3-D animated visuals
  • memory management
  • multimedia learning
  • Visual Informatics
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Mohd Rias, R., & Badioze Zaman, H. (2011). Different visualization types in multimedia learning: A comparative study. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 7067 LNCS, pp. 408-418). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7067 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25200-6_38

Different visualization types in multimedia learning : A comparative study. / Mohd Rias, Riaza; Badioze Zaman, Halimah.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7067 LNCS PART 2. ed. 2011. p. 408-418 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7067 LNCS, No. PART 2).

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

Mohd Rias, R & Badioze Zaman, H 2011, Different visualization types in multimedia learning: A comparative study. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 edn, vol. 7067 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 2, vol. 7067 LNCS, pp. 408-418, 2nd International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2011, Selangor, 9/11/11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25200-6_38
Mohd Rias R, Badioze Zaman H. Different visualization types in multimedia learning: A comparative study. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 2 ed. Vol. 7067 LNCS. 2011. p. 408-418. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25200-6_38
Mohd Rias, Riaza ; Badioze Zaman, Halimah. / Different visualization types in multimedia learning : A comparative study. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 7067 LNCS PART 2. ed. 2011. pp. 408-418 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 2).
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