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Exploring Students’ Adoption of Virtual Reality in Journalism Practice Education: An UTAUT Perspective

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Virtual reality (VR) has been widely adopted in education to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to better adapt to the complex industry that operates today. The factors that affect the adoption of new learning technology in journalism education in Hong Kong, however, are not known because of the limited literature on the subject. This study explored students’ motivations by focusing on the factors influencing the acceptance of VR in journalism education at a Hong Kong-based university. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model was used as the theoretical framework. Focus group discussions and surveys with the students who took VR classes were adopted as the research method. We contribute to the literature on students’ technology adaptation by examining their performance expectancy, effort expectancy, perceived social influence, and the university’s facilitating conditions. Five points of recommendations are made to researchers and educators of VR to enhance its effectiveness in journalism education.

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Wu, J., Chan, W.W.L., Song, Z., Song, X. (2023). Exploring Students’ Adoption of Virtual Reality in Journalism Practice Education: An UTAUT Perspective. In: TSO, A.W.B., CHAN, W.W.L., NG, S.K.K., BAI, T.S., LO, N.P.K. (eds) Critical Reflections on ICT and Education. Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-7559-4_3

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