CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
e-ISSN: 1309-517X
Augmented Reality (AR) as an Enhancement Teaching Tool: Are Educators Ready for It?

Chooi Yi Wei 1 * , Yoke Chin Kuah 1, Chee Pung Ng 1, Wai Kwan Lau 1

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 13, Issue 3, Article No: ep303

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/10866

Submitted: 30 September 2020, Published Online: 30 April 2021

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Abstract

The rapid technological development and revolution have transformed the education field, promoting the betterment of learning and teaching quality. Augmented Reality (AR) is becoming increasingly popular for its ability to help educators to create an engaging and creative method of teaching. The increasing use of technology has piqued researchers’ interests in studying its efficiency. Following this observation, this study aims to explore educators’ readiness in embracing AR as an enhancement teaching tool in the future. This study employed a quantitative methodology and collected 223 respondents’ data from five private universities in Malaysia. The data was analysed using the Partial Least Squares – Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) software. The results demonstrated that there were significant relationships between educators’ innovation towards the intention to adopt AR moderated by perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEU). This study provides some insightful AR applications in the education industry, which is in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 theme. It successfully identifies the importance of motivating educators and students in embracing AR as an enhancement learning tool, providing a valuable discussion for the government, learning institutions, and educators on the implementation of AR in Malaysia.

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