A THEORETICAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ ADOPTION OF E-LEARNING IN KENYA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

Authors

  • Daniel Makini Getuno Egerton University
  • Fred Nyabuti Keraro
  • Ezra K. Maritim Egerton University
  • Kennedy Ochillo Hadullo Technical University of Mombasa

Keywords:

Model, Adoption, Systematic Literature Review, HEI’s, E-learning, Blended Learning, COVID-19 pandemic.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to propose a theoretical model for predicting undergraduate students’ adoption of E-learning in Kenya’s public universities based on other models and theories of e-learning. A systematic literature review was employed to help determine the factors that influence adoption of e-learning. The overall result of this study is a schematic model with findings showing how performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), social influence (SI) and facilitating conditions (FC) invariably predict behavioral intention (BI) and actual use (AU) of e-learning in Kenya’s public universities. The study further investigated the moderating effect of age (AGE), gender (GND), academic programme (ACP) and internet experience (IXP) on e-learning adoption. These findings are useful to policy makers in Kenya’s public universities in selecting the most effective approaches in introducing and sustaining e-learning in their institutions especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where blended learning is somewhat mandatory in all HEI’s. The model provides a simplified view that would help the uptake of e-learning in Kenya's HEI's.

Author Biographies

Fred Nyabuti Keraro

Professor of Biology Education and Director, School of Open and Distance Learning, Egerton University

Ezra K. Maritim, Egerton University

Professor, Educational Psychology. Former Vice Chancellor, Egerton University

Kennedy Ochillo Hadullo, Technical University of Mombasa

Lecturer, Information Systems.

Published

21-03-2022

How to Cite

Getuno, D. M., Keraro, F. N., Maritim, E. K. and Hadullo, K. O. (2022) “A THEORETICAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ ADOPTION OF E-LEARNING IN KENYA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES”, Egerton University International Conference. Available at: https://conferences.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/euc/article/view/138 (Accessed: 4 February 2023).

Issue

Section

Transformative Education for Social-Economic Adaptability