A study of the effects of computer animation on college students’ learning of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - LEED

Journal Title: EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning - Year 2013, Vol 1, Issue 3

Abstract

This paper presents ongoing research aimed at investigating the efficacy of computer animations in improving college students’ learning of building sustainability concepts and practices. The use of animations in educational contexts is not new, however scientific evidence that supports their effectiveness as educational materials is still limited. This paper reports an experiment that explored the impact of an educational digital animation, called “LEED-ERS”, on college students’ learning of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. Specifically, the animation focused on the LEED category of Sustainable Site. Results of a study with 68 students show that viewing the animation led to an increase in subjects’ declarative knowledge by 15%. Compared to traditional learning methods (e.g. reading assignments with static images), viewing the animation led to significantly higher declarative knowledge gains.

Authors and Affiliations

Razieh Nilforooshan, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, Hazar Dib

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  • EP ID EP45913
  • DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/el.1.3.e3
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Razieh Nilforooshan, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, Hazar Dib (2013). A study of the effects of computer animation on college students’ learning of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - LEED. EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, 1(3), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-45913