Educational Metaverse For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education of Pakistan

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Dr. Aysha Khalil (Corresponding Author) , Dr. Ambreen Haqdad , Dr. Naveed Sultana


With the development of information and communications technology, The application of augmented and virtual realities is expanding in potential area of education. The concept of Metaverse in education has received a great deal of attention. As it has been emerged as a novel version of digital technology (Hwang & Chien, 2022). The metaverse is transforming education (Han, 2022) by promoting communication and supporting immersive learning. The metaverse is also projected to dramatically boost e-learning by making virtual learning environments more lifelike and learning more engaging and experiential. It gives the students and teachers a lot of freedom in terms of real-time interaction (Zhao, et al., 2022; Wang, et al., 2022). There are no research studies which divulge the adoption of metaverse by teachers and students in higher education of Pakistan. To bridge the gap, this research study was conducted which analyzed the adoption/acceptance of educational metaverse by university teachers and students of Pakistan by employing UTAUT model. UTAUT is an integrated model of technology acceptance which deals with six constructs EE, PE, SI, FC, BI and UB. The design of this study was mixed method followed by pragmatic paradigm. Quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to deal with questionnaire and interview data. Sample of the study was taken from four universities of Lahore, where 315 students and 10 teachers were selected as sample. Findings of the study revealed that teachers and students both had positive intentions towards adopting educational metaverse in their teaching and learning. It was further recommended that university administration should make it possible to utilize educational metaverse by developing infrastructure, conducting trainings, and providing technical support to teachers and students.

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