Stop Motion Animation Aids in Media Learning: Findings Announced by Ydraw

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Stop motion animation is an amazing learning tool, and studies have shown that it increases memory retention. This brief summary of “Animation as an Aid to Multimedia Learning” from the "Educational Psychology Review", shows the importance of stop motion animation in successful learning and brain recognition.

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Stop Motion Animation and Learning

Students learn more deeply from animation and narration than from narration alone

Stop motion animation is a well-known tool in cartoons and different media channels, and is a great learning format for any person, according to Ydraw.

The Educational Psychology Review developed 7 Research-Based Principles for multimedia presentation designs with stop motion animation. These results were taken from extensive research on students exposed to different mediums and materials for learning, and how effective their learning appeared to be.

Principle 1: Multimedia
Students learn more deeply from animation and narration than from narration alone… better able to build mental connections between corresponding words and pictures when both are presented
Words and pictures are a better learning format than just words alone.

Principle 2: Spatial Contiguity
Students learn more deeply when on-screen text is presented next to the portion of the animation than when text is presented far from corresponding action in animation… better able to build mental connections between corresponding words and pictures when they are near each other on the screen
It goes onto explain how if text is far from the animation, learners waste time searching for the text and then going back to the picture.

Principle 3: Temporal Contiguity
Students learn more deeply when corresponding portions of the narration and animation are presented at the same time than when they are separated in time

Principle 4: Coherence
Students learn more deeply from animation and narration when extraneous words, sounds (including music), and video are excluded rather than included… learner may attend to the irrelevant material and therefore have less cognitive resource available for building mental connections between relevant portions of narration and animation

Principle 5: Modality
Students learn more deeply from animation and narration than from animation and on-screen text

Principle 6: Redundancy
Students learn more deeply from animation and narration than from animation, narration, and on-screen text

Principle 7: Personalization
Students learn more deeply from animation and narration when the narration is in conversational rather than formal style
Conversational narration is adding first and second person.

The Future of Stop Motion Animation Learning
Animation has great potential to improve human learning- especially when the goal is to promote deep understanding

What Ydraw has Developed to Aid in Learning
Ydraw has developed a great tool for learning. Not only does the artwork in this stop motion animation feature animation and narration, but it also features the real-time drawing of the animation, therefore aiding in memory retention by having the animations and words appear in consecutive order, everything specifically organized for the optimal learning and memory retention experience. This is the only medium that actually brings animation to life while showing words and narration, where learners are mesmerized by the artwork coming to life.

This amazing learning tool has not yet been discovered by many outsources, but soon stop motion animation will be the leading tool for learning, providing the best possible scenario for visual and verbal memory retention.

Works Cited:

Mayer, Richard E., and Roxana Moreno. "Animation as an Aid to Multimedia Learning." Educational Psychology Review 14.1 (2002): 87-99. Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology. Web.

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