College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Computer animations may provide educators with a viable way to address chemistry's abstract nature. Current research suggests that students benefit from even short exposure to computer animations of molecular events. This applied study examined the potential benefit of using computer animations to enhance traditional teaching techniques. Two groups of students, one taught with computer animations and one taught without computer animations, completed the same assessments. Statistical analysis of the assessments provides evidence that the use of computer animations leads to improved student comprehension of microscopic processes and their relationship to macroscopic phenomena occurring in gases.
Date of Award
© Carl Bailey
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Bailey, Carl G., "Examining the Effectiveness of Computer Animations As a tool in Teaching High School Introductory Chemistry" (2007). Student Publications. 257.