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Delivery of open, distance, and e-learning in Kenya

  • Jackline Anyona Nyerere Kenyatta University
  • Frederick Q Gravenir Kenyatta University
  • Godfrey S Mse Kenyatta University
Keywords: distance education, open learning, higher education, e-learning, Kenya

Abstract

The increased demand and need for continuous learning have led to the introduction of open, distance, and e-learning (ODeL) in Kenya. Provision of this mode of education has, however, been faced with various challenges, among them infrastructural ones. This study was a survey conducted in two public universities offering major components of ODeL, the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University. These universities were purposely selected for the study, whose respondents included the students registered in ODeL and the lecturers and senior administrators involved. Analysis of the relevant documents was also undertaken, while library literature was reviewed on the integration of ODeL into the provision of education in Kenya. The study established that efficient and optimal delivery of ODeL in Kenya faces both economic and infrastructural challenges. However, strengthening the existing relevant structures would address some of the challenges.

Author Biographies

Jackline Anyona Nyerere, Kenyatta University

Lecturer of Education Planning and Economics

Department of Education Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies

Frederick Q Gravenir, Kenyatta University

Professor of Education Planning and Economics

Department of Education Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies

Godfrey S Mse, Kenyatta University

Associate Professor of Education Planning and Economics

Department of Education Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies

Published
2012-04-19
How to Cite
Nyerere, J. A., Gravenir, F. Q., & Mse, G. S. (2012). Delivery of open, distance, and e-learning in Kenya. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 13(3), 185-205. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v13i3.1120
Section
Research Articles