Which Factors Promote and Inhibit the Technology Acceptance of Immersive Virtual Reality Technology in Teaching-Learning Contexts? Results of an Expert Survey

Carolin Pletz

Abstract


Although immersive virtual reality (IVR) is now accessible for large-scale use due to rapid technological developments, there appear to be few organizations in the German-speaking countries that are already actively using this technology on a large scale in education and training. Therefore, little is known about the technology acceptance. Questions arise as to how the technology acceptance can be explained and which technology-specific influencing factors can be identified in the field of training. 15 persons from 13 organizations, who are experienced with use of IVR in teaching-learning contexts such as training, were interviewed in an expert survey to identify promoting and inhibiting aspects of the technology acceptance of IVR in teaching-learning contexts. The results provide information about personal, organizational and technology-related promoting and inhibiting aspects for trainers and training participants. Furthermore, general aspects which are decisive for future use in the companies are derived.

Keywords


Immersive virtual reality, immersive learning, technology acceptance, vocational education and training, qualitative interviews

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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