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ERIC Number: EJ1178362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Toward an Online Master of Public Health Degree in Kenya: Moi University's Path
Koskei, Peter; Ruto-Korir, Rose; Carrier, Carol; Sales, Gregory
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v14 n1 p17-32 2018
As higher education institutions around the world strive to ensure they remain relevant by meeting the needs of today's digitally-focused students, the number of online courses and degree programs is increasing dramatically. Not surprisingly, given this trend, in recent years the School of Public Health at Moi University, in Eldoret, Kenya, has received inquiries from students across Kenya and the neighboring countries of Rwanda, Zambia, and Malawi about the availability of online courses. Recognizing the benefits to both potential students and the institution, SPH set a goal to join the trend to offer online courses. This article details SPH's path toward that end. It discusses the rationale for this decision, examines the state of ICT in Africa in general and Kenya more specifically, the activities undertaken by SPH, resources that have been devoted to the effort, progress made, challenges faced, and the status of the work to date.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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