Influence of Information Communication Technology use Policies on ICT use and its Motivation, and Student Centred Learning among Public Secondary School Students in Bungoma County, Kenya
- Country : Kenya
- Subject : Science and Technology
The objective of this study was to establish the extent to which Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policies moderate between ICT use motivation and Student Centred Learning (SCL) skills among public secondary school students in Bungoma County, Kenya. The ICT policy of 2006 and 2013 clearly stipulated that ICT should be embraced in the education system to enhance the 21st century skills where learners should participate and have global awareness. The motivation aspect of ICT use was emphasized in the policies. The government of Kenya together with non-governmental agencies partnered to develop capacity building in terms infrastructure and manpower across the country. The installation of electricity in nearly all schools by the government of Kenya is an indication of government’s effort and commitment towards this goal. Consequently schools have moved fast to install ICT in schools in response to the government policy requirements. However various gaps have emerged which need to be addressed such as accessibility of ICT among learners, types of technologies to be used, manpower and physical infrastructure. The target population of the study was 71 respondents in 71 schools and sample size was 38 respondents selected from 19 schools. The tools used for data collection were questionnaires and interview guide. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages and means were employed while inferential statistics that is correlation and regression analyses were used to measure the strength and direction of the relationship. The study’s findings revealed that ICT policies had no significant moderating influence on ICT use and its motivation and SCL skills. The study’s recommendations were: ICT policies should embrace digital technologies, school managers to improve on ICT capacity building motivation through seminars, workshops, expansion of facilities and training of the personnel. The findings of this study may be used to guide the school managers on the need to improve on pro ICT use and motivation among all stakeholders.