You are here:

Status of E-Learning in Public Universities in Kenya

, Kenyatta University Geography Department P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi KENYA ; , South Eastern Kenya University School of Water Resources, Science and Technology P.O. Box 170-90200 Kitui KENYA

IRRODL Volume 17, Number 3, ISSN 1492-3831 Publisher: Athabasca University Press


The purpose of this study was to assess the status of e-learning in public universities in Kenya. Data were collected using questionnaires administered to both students and lecturers randomly sampled from seven public universities. Questionnaire responses were triangulated with interviews from key informants and focus group discussions (FGDs). Data were analyzed qualitatively and through use of descriptive statistics. Findings revealed that e-learning is at its infant stage in universities in Kenya. Majority of universities lacked senate approved e-learning policies to guide structured implementation. A few lecturers (32%) and students (35%) used e-learning and few courses (10%) were offered online. Majority of online uploaded modules (87%) were simply lecture notes and not interactive. Again, universities in Kenya lacked requisite ICT infrastructure and skills. The study recommends that universities partner with the private sector to improve ICT infrastructure, build capacity, and standardize e-learning programs in the country.


Makokha, G. & Mutisya, D. (2016). Status of E-Learning in Public Universities in Kenya. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(3),. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved January 28, 2020 from .



View References & Citations Map

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.

Suggest Corrections to References

Cited By

View References & Citations Map

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact