International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | Kenya | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015

ICT Infrastructural Factors That Influence the Adoption of E-Learning in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya

Munyi Felister Wanyaga | John W. Kamau | Dr. Joyce Gikandi

Abstract: E-learning is Learning that is supported by use of electronic technology aided by computers. Emphasis on teacher centred teaching could be changed to student centred with the emergence of using E-learning technologies in schools thus creating an environment that is interactive and interesting for learning. A pedagogical shift has been facilitated by E-learning entailing an interaction between learners and Teachers in education. Despite the various studies conducted on E-learning, adoption of E-learning technologies in public secondary schools in Kenya is far from being realized. This begs into the question as to how ICT infrastructural factors influences the adoption of E-learning in secondary schools. This study filled this gap by analyzing ICT infrastructure as the key factor influencing E-learning adoption in public secondary schools in Kenya. A broad understanding of this factor is important to the policy makers who can embrace it to enhance the adoption of E-learning and suppress the barriers of its adoption. A cross sectional descriptive survey was carried out using both qualitative and quantitative methods and a census done on 8 public secondary schools in Kiambu County. Data was collected using both questionnaires and semi-structured interview guide. The study established that most schools had low investment in ICT infrastructure due to high costs of computer hardware, software and related accessories. The adoption of E-learning implementations has resulted in the need for development of new skills and competencies among Teachers as most Teachers who have been teaching in traditional methods are not technologically literate and sometimes may even resist because of the worry about losing their jobs if E-learning is implemented, because of their inadequate skills. The study recommends that there is need for schools to have E-learning infrastructure included in the financial plans to cater for maintenance and expansion of the ICT infrastructure

Keywords: E-learning adoption, ICT infrastructure, Public secondary schools

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,

Pages: 1061 - 1067

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