Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games

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Exploring Innovative Technology: 2D Image Based Animation with the iPad

  • Jennifer Coleman DowlingEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_56-1



2D image based animation with the iPad is the process of developing new visualization and production methods with the use of a mobile device, while simultaneously providing theoretical and practical instruction of fundamental animation techniques.


Teaching computer animation techniques using innovative approaches was made possible for me with two consecutive “Teaching with Technology” grants from Framingham State University. The goal of these grants is to enhance faculty competencies and improve student engagement. iPads were procured for inventive ways to learn digital animation and time-based media for artistic and commercial purposes.

In this entry, I will share how the use of technology has enriched and broadened the academic experience for students learning computer animation. I will also cover the goals and outcomes of this research, including student survey results,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Communication Arts DepartmentFramingham State UniversityFraminghamUSA