The technology currently available in university classrooms often includes interactive whiteboards, high‐definition displays and projectors; furthermore, many students are equipped with tablet computers. Nevertheless, teaching material that can take advantage of these technologies is time consuming to produce and there is need for additional available material for courses in geophysics. The use of dynamic materials, such as animations and movies in the classroom has been shown to have the ability to enhance learning (e.g., see Mayer and Moreno, 2002, for a review). However, traditional methods of teaching about the global seismic wave field typically involve static imagery. Usually this...

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