Effect of Computer Animation Instruction on Spatial Visualization Performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Theodore J. Branoff, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Aaron C. Clark, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. V. William Deluca, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Hart, William Joe en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:00:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:00:09Z
dc.date.issued 2003-04-09 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-04042003-110107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1028
dc.description.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. en_US
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dc.subject spatial visualization en_US
dc.subject animation en_US
dc.title Effect of Computer Animation Instruction on Spatial Visualization Performance en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Math, Science and Technology Education en_US

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