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ERIC Number: EJ1055731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Acceptance of Virtual Worlds as Learning Space
Tokel, Saniye Tugba; Isler, Veysi
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v52 n3 p254-264 2015
This study investigated relationships among perceived usefulness (PU), ease of use and perceived enjoyment, plus their relationships with the behavioural intention (BI) of individuals to use virtual worlds as a learning space. Participant responses to a questionnaire were analysed, and results indicated that while PU seemed to affect BIs most, perceived enjoyment (PE) and ease of use also played a role. Moreover, PE and ease of use also affected PU. Namely, if students found a virtual world enjoyable and easy to use, they perceived it as useful for learning and performance. In addition, the effect of PE on perceived ease of use showed that if students found a virtual world enjoyable, they underestimated difficulties using it. Findings highlighted important issues for the acceptance and adoption of virtual worlds as learning spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey