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Investing in ICT's in educational institutions in developing countries: an evaluation of their impact in Kenya

Wims, Padraig; Lawler, Mark

Abstract:
The incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into the educational curriculum has been promoted as a key step in bridging the digital divide. Despite considerable growth in the numbers of computers acquired by schools in Kenya in recent years and the sacrifices made to finance these, there has been little evaluation of their effectiveness.  Consequently, this research seeks to redress this by examining the impact of ICT projects in educational institutions in Kenya. Teaching staff, current students and former students together with parents of current students were surveyed. Key informants were also interviewed to establish the current policies concerning ICT in education in Kenya. It was concluded that reform of the telecommunications sector is necessary to hasten the rollout of computer technology in educational institutions in Kenya.

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Document Title: Investing in ICT's in educational institutions in developing countries: an evaluation of their impact in Kenya
Journal: International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology ( IJEDICT)
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 5-22


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Kenya
Keywords:Information & Communication Technology ICT, Education, Developing countries, Kenya, Academic Staff, Schools


File Size:380 KB
Rights:This paper is freely available at http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=11
Date Added:20 March 2008


Wims, Padraig; Lawler, Mark (2007). Investing in ICT's in educational institutions in developing countries: an evaluation of their impact in Kenya, International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) 3(1): 5-22