The effects of computer animations on high school student’s performance and engagement in biology

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Westhoff, Brian W.
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2010-04-23
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Technology and computers today play a huge part of how society and education function. The learner has been shaped by digital media such as computers, internet, iPods, and Xbox.Research has shownthat learning in biological science is enhanced with the use of computer animations. This study involved 79 biology students from an urban high school participating in a three-week study. In this study a pretest, post-test and retention test was given for assessment. The study focused on the use of computer animations to increase the performance and engagement of cell transport and movement. This research shows that computer animations accompanied with traditional teaching increases the performance of high school biology students and should be recommended to aid the teaching of biological concepts.

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Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education
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Westhoff, Brian W. (2010). The effects of computer animations on high school student’s performance and engagement in biology. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 197-198
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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