Educational Animation


1 Allameh Tabatabaee University

2 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences


AbstractComputer-based education and information and communication technology (ICT) have widened new horizons for experts and specialists in training to think of methods and approaches in education that transforms the learning process. Multimedia environments in which information is converted into moving images, sounds, photographs, graphics, and texts have changed the learning process qualitatively and fundamentally.
Animation is one of the most interesting visual phenomena which can provide learners with scientific facts descriptively or in the form of imaginative stories. Teaching complex and abstract concepts can be facilitated by creating scenarios and selecting influential characters in an educational animation. Currently, there is a variety of software that produces two- and three-dimensional animations and web-based instructions. In order to learn easier and faster, animation affects visual and auditory senses and is consequently desirable for learners.
Researchers, inspired by learning theories, can develop theoretical foundations and appropriate strategies for increasing the capabilities and abilities of animations in the teaching and learning process. In order to provide and produce effective and helpful educational animations, it is necessary to investigate the stages of designing, implementing, and evaluating educational animations. In this essay, the concept of educational animation and its specific features, related studies and teaching and learning theories are investigated.