Date of Award

Summer 2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Graphics Technology

First Advisor

Hazar Dib

Committee Chair

Hazar Dib

Committee Member 1

Nicoletta Aadamo-Villani

Committee Member 2

Raymond P. Hassan


In this paper, we have explored the effect of perspective view in educational animations on students' learning of building construction management tasks and on students' preference of perspective views. We conducted a pre-test and post-test and found no significant advantages of computer animation presented in different perspective views across three different groups. Results showed that although students have preference on perspective views, perspective views did not influence learning outcome. The study also investigated the efficacy of animation as a teaching/learning tool in comparison to the traditional textbook. Findings showed that animation enhanced student learning, although the difference was not statistically significant. This finding adds to the body of research that suggests that animation can be an effective educational approach.