How virtual reality affects perceived learning effectiveness : a task–technology fit perspective

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Xi Zhang
  • Shan Jiang
  • Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
  • Miltiadis D. Lytras
  • Yongqiang Sun

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-556
Journal / PublicationBehaviour and Information Technology
Volume36
Issue number5
Online published13 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The application of virtual reality (VR) in improving users’ learning outcomes, especially in perceived learning effectiveness, is a new area. VR provides visualisation and interaction within a virtual world that closely resembles a real world, bringing an immersive study experience. It also has two special features: representational fidelity and immediacy of control. However, only when the technology fits the tasks that users are performing will it be adopted. In addition, technology itself cannot improve learning outcomes; certain learning behaviours, such as reflective thinking, should be prompted first so that learning outcomes can be improved. The research hypotheses derived from this model have empirically been validated using the responses to a survey among 180 users. These responses have been examined through SmartPLS 2.0. Surprisingly, task–technology fit does not moderate the relationship between VR and technology quality and the relationship between VR and technology accessibility. From this study, we can conclude that VR will influence reflective thinking and further indirectly improve perceived learning effectiveness.

Research Area(s)

  • perceived learning effectiveness, task–technology fit, technology accessibility, technology quality, Virtual reality

Citation Format(s)

How virtual reality affects perceived learning effectiveness : a task–technology fit perspective. / Zhang, Xi; Jiang, Shan; Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia; Lytras, Miltiadis D.; Sun, Yongqiang.

In: Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2017, p. 548-556.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal