The Effect of Animations Within PowerPoint Presentations on Learning Introductory Astronomy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617210
Title:
The Effect of Animations Within PowerPoint Presentations on Learning Introductory Astronomy
Authors:
Scott, Miller; C. Renee, James
Abstract:
We present results of a two-semester study to determine whether the inclusion of basic animation techniques in PowerPoint presentations provides an additional learning aid, inhibits learning, or has no effect on student learning for students in an introductory astronomy course. We found that (1) students perceive that animated slides are substantially more effective; (2) student understanding as measured via in-class exams is largely unaffected by the use of animated slides, but that end-of-semester diagnostic surveys may indicate that animated presentations aid in long-term retention of the material; and (3) the animation of illustrations may provide a greater impact on learning than simply the animation of text.
Affiliation:
Sam Houston State University
Citation:
Miller, S. T., & James, C. R. (2011). The Effect of Animations Within PowerPoint Presentations on Learning Introductory Astronomy. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1).
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617210
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
General Teaching Strategies
Content:
n/a
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorScott, Milleren
dc.contributor.authorC. Renee, Jamesen
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dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationMiller, S. T., & James, C. R. (2011). The Effect of Animations Within PowerPoint Presentations on Learning Introductory Astronomy. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617210-
dc.description.abstractWe present results of a two-semester study to determine whether the inclusion of basic animation techniques in PowerPoint presentations provides an additional learning aid, inhibits learning, or has no effect on student learning for students in an introductory astronomy course. We found that (1) students perceive that animated slides are substantially more effective; (2) student understanding as measured via in-class exams is largely unaffected by the use of animated slides, but that end-of-semester diagnostic surveys may indicate that animated presentations aid in long-term retention of the material; and (3) the animation of illustrations may provide a greater impact on learning than simply the animation of text.en
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dc.titleThe Effect of Animations Within PowerPoint Presentations on Learning Introductory Astronomyen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
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dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
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