The Influence of Student Learning Styles Toward Behavioral Intention in Learning Using Online Educational Games Platform


The rapid expansion of new technologies has led to a change in the learning and teaching process. With the paradigm shift, the conventional teaching method no longer appeals to the current generation whose lives revolve around social media and technology. It is time educators learn to adopt new teaching methods to cater to the learners’ needs. Fun learning evokes enthusiasm among learners. Hence, this study attempts to investigate how different learning styles among students influence their perception towards the intention to learn using online educational games instead of conventional learning. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is employed in this study. Perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use from the model serve as the mediating variables in strengthening the analysis. This quantitative study employs a questionnaire adopted from the Selmes Learning Style Inventory targeting approximately 400 undergraduate students in a private higher institution in the northern region of Malaysia. The inventory consists of five learning styles which are deep learning, surface learning, well-organised learning, diligent learning, and motivational learning. Data obtained was analysed using Partial Least Square- Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) version 3.0. The expected outcome aims to enhance the student’s behavioral intention to learn via online educational games during lecture based on their learning styles. This study further provides insights to the educators who adopt 21st-century learning methods, to take into account their student’s learning behavior before preparing the teaching materials so as to produce talented and high potential learners.

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Chooi Yi Wei, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Surindar Kaur Gurmukh Singh, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Malvin Kaur Kunden Singh, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Hong Beng Yeoh, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

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Conference: ACE2019
Stream: Learning Experiences

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