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ERIC Number: EJ1061065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: EISSN-1492-3831
Challenges of Implementing E-Learning in Kenya: A Case of Kenyan Public Universities
Tarus, John K.; Gichoya, David; Muumbo, Alex
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v16 n1 p120-141 Feb 2015
In this paper, we discuss the challenges experienced by Kenyan public universities in implementation of e-learning and recommend possible solutions towards its successful implementation. In the last few years, most Kenyan public universities have adopted e-learning as a new approach to teaching and learning. However, the implementation challenges faced by these universities have continued to impact negatively on its effective utilization. This paper presents the findings from a survey of 148 staff of three Kenyan public universities who are currently using e-learning in blended mode approach. The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges hindering the implementation of e-learning in Kenyan public universities. Data was collected through questionnaires, in-depth interviews and document analysis. The findings reveal that e-learning comes with some challenges that must be addressed by Kenyan public universities before successful implementation can be realized. However, the benefits and opportunities presented by e-learning far outweigh the challenges. The paper finally recommends some possible solutions that public universities could embrace towards successful implementation of e-learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya