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Influence of level of trainers’ perception on Information Communication Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning of Engineering courses in National polytechnics in Kenya

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Understanding trainers’ perceptions of innovation is the key to successful adoption of technology in learning. The purpose of this paper was to examine the level of trainers’ perception on Information Communication Technology (ICT) integration into teaching and learning of engineering courses in National polytechnics in Kenya. This study used mixed method research. The target population in this study was 140 engineering staff and the trainees, Heads of departments and Principals of Kisumu and Eldoret Nationa l Polytechnic and Kenya Technical Trainers College. Primary data was used, which was collected using structured questionnaires and interview schedules. Simple random sampling was used to identify the respondents from the relevant departments to participate in this study, while purposive sampling was used to select the principals to be interviewed. Reliability and validity of data collection instruments were ascertained through pilot testing. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, while qualitative data generated from the interview schedules was organized through content scrutiny. The results indicated that the level of trainers’ perception has a significant effect on ICT integration into teaching and learning. It was concluded that trainers are willing to undergo training to equip them with new knowledge in ICT to improve their productivity. It was recommended that the National Polytechnic management, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, should carry out assessment of skills and needs as far as ICT integration is concerned.
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Keywords: ICT integration; Kenya; assessment; information communication technology; national polytechnics; trainers’ perception; trainer’s perception

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2020

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