A Support Tool for Training in Writing Animation Movie Scripts

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Panadda Jaiboonlue


This research aims to design and develop an animation scriptwriting support tool with an ontology as a knowledge base and to study the effectiveness of the tool in improving students' animation scriptwriting skills. In design and development, a schema of the crafted ontology stores the knowledge related to principles of animation script writing, and it is utilized to support students in understanding abstractedness of relations within script schemes. In this study, the experimental population and chosen samples were 33 undergraduate students from the entire class of 45 students of the Animation and Digital Media Program at Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University by a simple random sampling method. The research instruments include the developed training supporting tool, a form for evaluating an effectiveness of the tool, and a form for evaluating a usage suitability of the tool. The evaluation forms were calculated with the Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) index and revealed indicator scores in a range of 0.67 to 1.00. Mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis.

Results of this research indicates that the developed tool a good result in terms of effectiveness (M = 4.10, SD = 0.43) and is evaluated for a usage suitability for a high suitability (M = 4.33, SD = 0.54). The evaluators found the design of the supporting tool impressive as it helps to exemplify complex principles within writing script schemes and leads students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills by fostering a conducive learning environment by partitioning these components into distinct and coherent sections and encouraging thoughtful reflection of students’ own results. Furthermore, the results of using the tool for assisting students in developing animation scriptwriting skills showed significant improvements in learners, as 34% of students displayed greater awareness of the mandatory structure in a scriptwriting.

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Jaiboonlue, P. (2023). A Support Tool for Training in Writing Animation Movie Scripts. Journal of Information and Learning, 34(3), 62–74. https://doi.org/10.14456/jil.2023.34


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