Augmented reality (AR) is changing today’s education landscaping by bringing an innovative immersive experience to actively engage learners and unlocking their knowledge absorptive capabilities (KAC) for innovation. Through the theoretical lens of technology curiosity (TC) and KAC, this research attempts to identify the relationship between TC and KAC in an AR-enabled smart class, and thereafter how this relationship impacts learning performance. Accordingly, we designed a two-phase research study, and recruited 93 participants for the first pilot study. The study is currently ongoing, and we expect this study will provide some useful insights to the adoption of AR technologies for both research and practice in this area.