Public Secondary Schools Preparedness to Implement E-Learning: A Case of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Public Secondary Schools Preparedness to Implement E-Learning: A Case of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Author(s) by Daniel Karanja, Francis Abobo
Pages 66-75
Keywords E-learning, preparedness, infrastructure, connectivity, capacity building.
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Abstract


This study sought to investigate E-learning readiness in public secondary schools in Kenya given the agreement by educators and policy makers around the world on the importance of ICTs to the future of education. The main objective of the study was to assess the level of preparedness of public secondary schools in Kenya to implement E-learning so as to enhance access, equity and quality in secondary education. The study employed a descriptive survey design. Head teachers, teachers and students of public secondary schools were targeted. Systematic sampling technique was used to select ten (10) schools while simple random sampling was used to select 24 students and five (5) teachers from each school. Questionnaires and an observation schedule were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the data quantitatively. Qualitative data was analyzed according to themes based on the study objectives and thereafter, inferences and conclusions were drawn. The study revealed that public secondary schools in Kenya lack adequate ICT infrastructure, connectivity and teachers’ capacity to support effective E-learning delivery. It recommended that education stakeholders finance provision of ICT infrastructure and also facilitate teachers training on how to integrate the ICT tools in teaching and learning.

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