Analyzing the Impact of Using Interactive Animations in Teaching

Robert Pinter, Dragica Radosav, Sanja Maravić Čisar

Abstract


This study intends to measure the impact of interactive animations on the students’ performance. Two courses from Subotica Tech were included, the subjects “Analog and Digital Electronics” and “Microcontrollers”. The experiment lasted over a period of tree years, and it involved the formation of two groups in every academic. Both groups’ members participated in traditional frontal teaching, but the experimental group could use interactive Flash animations built from selected parts of those courses as supplementary tool. At the end of the semester, the exam marks were analyzed with a Two-Sample T-Test. The results show that learning with properly created interactive animations could have positive effects on most students’ academic performance.


Keywords


distance education and telelearning, improving classroom teaching, interactive learning environments, simulations, media in education

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