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Adoption of 3-D Virtual Worlds for Education
ICIS 2008 Proceedings
  • Xiao Feng Chen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Keng Slau, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract

As an emerging phenomenon, virtual world education is rarely researched in MIS literature. With stiff competition among institutions using virtual worlds for education, a legitimate research question is: What factors influence students’ intention to adopt 3-D virtual world environment for their education needs? Drawing on existing technology acceptance models and studies in other IS contexts, we developed a model to predict students’ acceptance of a 3-D virtual world education environment and plan to empirically test the model using survey data collected from college students. From the academic research perspective, studies on the use of the new technology for education will provide insights on how virtual world environment contributes to virtual education that is now part of the mainstream of education. From the practitioner perspective, the study provides useful insights to educational institutions and assists institutions in evaluating whether investing in virtual world education is a sound strategy.

Citation Information
Xiao Feng Chen, Keng Slau and Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah. "Adoption of 3-D Virtual Worlds for Education" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nahf/46/