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|Title: ||Effect of Computer Animation Instruction on Spatial Visualization Performance|
|Authors: ||Hart, William Joe|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Theodore J. Branoff, Committee Chair|
Dr. Aaron C. Clark, Committee Member
Dr. V. William Deluca, Committee Member
|Keywords: ||spatial visualization|
|Issue Date: ||9-Apr-2003|
|Discipline: ||Math, Science and Technology Education|
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a sixteen week long animation class on spatial visualization performance. The students in the treatment group were provided instruction consisting of four hours of lecture/lab each week. Lecture/Lab consisted of lessons on the fundamentals, history, and techniques of animation. The students were provided instruction in and opportunity to use three different animation packages (Flash ®, TrueSpace ®, and 3D Studio Max ®).
The spatial visualization performance of the students in the animation group was compared to a control group of students in a Foundation of Graphics (GC120) class.
A paired T-test was completed on each group to determine progress made within each group. An Independent Samples T-test was used to make a comparison between the animation test group and the control group.
When H0: animation group = control group was tested, analysis indicated that no significant difference existed between the groups. This research requires a larger sample size and a different test instrument to repeat the study.|
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