Using cognitive load measurement and spatial ability test to identify talented students in three-dimensional computer graphics programming

Farshid Anvari, Hien Minh Thi Tran, Manolya Kavakli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to identify talented students in three-dimensional computer graphics programming using cognitive load measurement and spatial ability test. Eleven students from the department of computing undertook aspatial ability test, a performance and a cognitive load test using task and performance-based techniques and, perception surveys. The results are supportive of previous research studiesin building expertise. Students with high spatial ability who performed well in the task of generating three-dimensional computer graphics with low cognitive load measures were identified as talented students in three-dimensional computer graphics programming. This study suggests that people with higher abstract thinking have better ability to transfer skills from similar domains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of information and education technology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Spatial ability
  • cognitive load measurement
  • three-dimensional computer graphics programmers
  • task and performance-based techniques
  • talented students
  • computergraphics education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Using cognitive load measurement and spatial ability test to identify talented students in three-dimensional computer graphics programming'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this