The Effects of Varied Animation in Multimedia Learning: Is the Extra Effort Worthy?

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Animation in multimedia is said to be beneficial to learning especially when the learning material demands visual movements. The emergence of 3- Dimensional animated visuals has extended the presentation mode in multimedia learning. It is said that animated visuals in a 3-D representation not only possess motivational value that promotes positive attitudes toward instruction but also facilitate learning when the subject matter requires dynamic motion and 3-D visual cue. The field of computer science, especially in operating systems concepts uses an array of abstract concepts such as virtual memory, paging, fragmentations etc to describe and explain the underlying processes.