Factors influencing integration of ICT in training programs: a case of Kenya Education Staff Institute
This study is examining the factors influencing ICT integration in training institutions: a case of Kenya Education Staff Institute (KESI). KESI is the, capacity building unit of the Ministry of Education in Kenya. The basic research problem is that KESI, which has over 500,000 clients and a lean staff of resident trainers and Trainer of Trainers, continues to provide in-service training to the target groups through face to face methods only. This practice is very slow, expensive and no longer tenable in an institute of this magnitude (KESI Training Reports, 2008). There is, therefore, need to embrace a mixed media delivery strategy, which includes the eLearning component, to empower the institute cover large numbers of clients during training sessions. This study is limited to critical analysis of factors influencing ICT integration in training institutions. The research design used in this study is descriptive, cross-sectional survey, where respondents were subjected to a questionnaire and interview schedules. To ensure validity and reliability of the research instruments, a pilot study was conducted before the actual fieldwork. After fieldwork, the filled questionnaires were sorted out and classified according to groups of respondents, tallied and information collated. The categorized data was organized and analyzed by use of descriptive statistics, with the assistance of computer technology. It is expected that this study will provide a roadmap for setting up an e- Learning platform at KESI, and consequently enhance effective training delivery for Education Managers in the Education Sector in Kenya, thereby improving performance, service delivery and placement.
University of Nairobi, Kenya