|dc.contributor.author||Mwangi, Robert Irungu||
|dc.identifier.citation||Master of Science in Information Systems||en
|dc.description.abstract||Many technical training institutions are currently investing in information and
communication technology so that they can improve ICT infrastructure and indirectly, the
e-readiness status. By attaining high levels of e-readiness status, it is a conventionally
accepted perception that the overall academic performance of the institutions will improve.
However, despite these efforts, the academic performance of some institutions has been poor
raising concern over the actual effectiveness of the ICT projects undertaken.
This project therefore aimed at exploring the correlation (if any) that exists between e-readiness
status and academic performance of technical training institutions in Kenya with a
special focus on Diploma in Information Technology course.
The project involved three major activities:
(i) Developing an e-readiness assessment model appropriate for technical training
(ii) Carrying out a diagnostic e-readiness assessment of the sample institutions.
(iii) Establishing correlation between e-readiness status and academic performance for
the sample institutions.
The project methodology involved carrying out both quantitative and qualitative research to
obtain the e-readiness data while the national examination results for the last four years were
obtained from the respective registrars of the sample technical training institutions selected.
The e-readiness indexes were then compared with the examination results.
The preliminary results obtained were then analyzed through the use of statistical techniques
to establish whether any relationship exists between the two variables. The results obtained
indicated a positive correlation.
The positive correlation obtained implied that by raising the e-readiness status of an
institution, the academic performance would ultimately increase. There is therefore need for
technical training institutions to be made e-ready so as to improve academic performance.||en
|dc.description.sponsorship||University of Nairobi||en
|dc.publisher||University of Nairobi||en
|dc.subject||Technical training institutions||en
|dc.subject||Diploma in Information Technology||en
|dc.title||E-readiness status and academic performance in technical training institutions in Kenya: case of Diploma in Information Technology||en
|local.publisher||School of Computing and Informatics||en