The Influence of Smartphone Voice Assistants Usage on University Students’ Strategic Thinking and Decision-Making Skills in Learning (74811)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Education
Session Chair: Jack Tsao

Friday, 24 November 2023 14:45
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study looks at how smartphone voice assistants affect the strategic thinking and decision-making skills of Malaysian university students. It investigates how voice assistants affect cognitive development such as problem solving and critical thinking, and on behavioural aspects such as decision-making skills. A cross-sectional survey of 500 university students with experience using voice assistants for education was conducted using Social Cognitive Theory and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Structural Equation Modelling from AMOS were used to analyse the data, and confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the measurement model's validity and reliability. According to the findings, voice assistants improve students' strategic thinking and decision-making skills. The findings highlight how voice technology in education promotes cognitive growth and self-directed learning. In addition, the study emphasises the significance of perceived usefulness and usability in student’s technology adoption. The study makes an important contribution to education by implying that voice assistants can innovate teaching and learning methods. It provides educators and policymakers with practical advice on how to use voice technology to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and decision-making. Furthermore, the study opens new avenues for future research on integrating emerging technologies into education, contributing to the larger conversation about technology-enhanced learning.

Hafizah Omar Zaki, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Norasiah Omar, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Yusniza Kamarulzaman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Suddin Lada, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr HAFIZAH OMAR ZAKI is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at National University of Malaysia (UKM) in Malaysia

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00