Research Papers/Topics in Communications Technology

Influence Of Integration Of Information And Communication Technology In Teaching Biology On Students’ Performance In Makueni County Secondary Schools, Kenya

ABSTRACT There are great technological advancements in global application of ICT and hence the need for its use in teaching Biology. Lack of application of ICT in pedagogy might have led to poor performance in science subjects like Biology. The study sought to investigate the influence of integration of ICT in teaching Biology on students’ performance in secondary schools. The specific objectives of the study were: to find out the ICT resources available in the schools for use in teac...

E-Learning Adoption And Utilisation: A Comparative Study Of Kenyatta University, Kenya And University Of Cape Coast, Ghana

Abstract Although e-learning provides enormous opportunities, its implementation in Universities in the developing world is low. Many people are sceptical about its effectiveness to serve as an alternative means to attaining higher education. There are limited studies within developing countries centred on e-learning adoption and utilisation. This study sought to find out the major challenges facing e-learning adoption at the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), University of Cape Co...

Availability And Use Of Community Resources For Teaching Business Studies In Secondary Schools In Ruiru District Kiambu County,Kenya

ABSTRACT Community resources when used in teaching and learning enhance understanding and retention. This study examined the availability and use of community resources in teaching Business Studies in secondary schools in Ruiru District Kiambu County Kenya. A descriptive research method was adopted. A sample of 10 principals, 10 Business Studies teachers and 100 students was drawn from a target population of 1222 respondents. Data was collected using interview schedule for Principals an...

Student and Teacher Perceptions of Factors Influencing Students’ Performance in KCSE Mathematics in Tana River County, Kenya

ABSTRACTStudents’ performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)mathematics in secondary schools has been poor for many years in Kenya,particularly in Tana River County. Despite the various attempts by the Ministry ofEducation to put in place measures such as in-servicing mathematics teachersthrough Strengthening of Mathematics and Sciences in Secondary Education(SMASSE) project, review of the syllabus and subsidizing fees for the students, theKCSE mathematics mean sco...

Graffiti Writing And Its Likely Influence On English Language Learning In Selected Secondary Schools In The Larger Laikipia East District, Laikipia County

ABSTRACT Graffiti takes the form of written language whose authorship always remains anonymous. It precisely refers to any wall writing, pictures and symbols or markings of any kind on any surface anywhere no matter what motivates the writer. Most graffiti are viewed as illegal or vandalism of property by those in authority. Secondary school students use graffiti as a form of communication when they feel other channels to express themselves, have been blocked by those in authority. This study...

Relationship Between Field Work And Performance In The Teaching And Learning Of Geography In Kiminini Division Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between field work and performance in the teaching and learning of geography in Kiminini Division, Trans-Nzoia County. The performance of geography in the National Examination within the Division has persistently been declining over the years yet a national school in the division that has judiciously used field work as noted from the survey did post positive deviation in the last three KCSE results. It is worth noting that t...

Effects Of English Language On Students’ Performance In Teaching And Learning Of Mathematical Modelling At Junior Secondary School Level In Bauchi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTEnglish as a language of instruction is recommended in the Nigerian mathematics classroom, it is also a second language where both teachers and students necessarily use at home to communicate. The study aimed at establishing the effect of English as a second language in teaching and learning of mathematical modellling at junior secondary school level in Nigeria. The junior secondary two learners in Nigeria are second language students who learn mathematics and particularly word proble...

Factors Influencing The Selection And Utilization Of Learning Resources By Tutors In Three Selected Primary Teachers’ Colleges In Kenya

AbstractThe overall goal of this study was to establish the factors influencing the selection and utilization of learning resources by the tutors in three selected Primary Teachers‟ Training Colleges (PTTCs) in Kenya. This was for the purpose of investigating the selection and utilization of learning resources4in order to improve the quality of academic results. The researcher endeavored to answer the question; what was the background information for the tutors, available learning resources...

Integration Of Ict In Instruction Of English In Secondary Schools In Matungulu District, Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe worlds’ developed countries began intense integration of ICT in teaching and learningthat slowly filtered into some African countries. In Kenya, use of computers was alsoembraced which resulted into the introduction of integration of ICT in instruction insecondary schools. However, schools have had computers but the ways to use themeffectively have evolved slowly. The study was done in secondary schools in Matunguludistrict, Machakos County, Kenya. Although there is prov...

Challenges Facing Teachers And Students In The Use Of Instructional Technologies: A Case Of Selected Secondary Schools In Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study was concerned with the challenges facing secondary schools‟ teachers and students in the use of instructional technologies. The rationale was based on the view that properly designed, learning materials inspired by instructional technology and delivered by technology add value to a teaching environment on which contact hours are limited. This is because the curriculum needs academic standards and the development of digital age skills for the 21st century learners. The lit...

Pedagogical Challenges Facing The Teaching Of Business Studies And Impact On Students’ Achievement In Secondary Schools In Nyandarua County- Kenya

ABSTRACTThe teaching of Business Studies, overtime has been recording below average performance in the national examinations all over the world, Kenya inclusive. Studies carried out in some other part of the world clearly document the reasons for this and the measures that have been undertaken to alleviate this problem. This study sought to investigate the pedagogical challenges facing the teaching of Business Studies subject and their impact on students’ achievemen...

Perception Of Chemistry Teachers Towards Use Of Electronic Media For Instruction In Public Secondary Schools In Nairobi County- Kenya

ABSTRACTInformation Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become the fundamental pillars of the modern society today. They have brought along a lot of changes, many of them deep-seated, in almost all the aspects of societal functions and services. Just like any other field, the field of education has been greatly influenced by advancement in technology. Ultimately this has led to changes in teaching, learning and research. Despite the potential that ICTs have in enabling and enhancing a teac...

Use Of Ict In Teaching Physics: A Case Of Secondary Schools In Kimilili District, Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) is beginning to be recognised as one of the major instructional components especially in science subjects. This study sought to investigate the status of ICT in the teaching and learning of physics in secondary schools. It investigated: perception of teachers and students towards the use of ICT; physics teachers’ ICT competence; access to computers by both teachers and learners; teaching experience; and management’s and technical supp...

Communication, Embedded Systems & Electrical Power Systems Research Cluster

ASTRACTTheElectricPowerandEnergySystems(EPES)groupformsacoreresearchareaoftheDepartmentofElectricalandInformationEngineering.Ourresearchclusterismotivatedbytheneedtoaddresstheissuesrelatedtothedesignandoperationofmodern,“smarter”,greenerelectricpowergrids.Inaddition,renewedinterestinhybrid--‐electricdistributedsystemsandhomeautomationcallsforadvancesintheareaofenergyconversionandpowerelectronics.TheEPESresearchclusterhascloselinkswiththeothergroupswithintheUniversitytacklingprobleminman...

Use Of Whatsapp As An Organizational Communication Platform: A Case Of Kenya’s Safaricom Technology Division

The use of technology in communication has proliferated in the last decade, more so with the advancement of mobile technology which has made information dissemination and reception more instantaneous. With the advancement in mobile communication technology, platforms have come up and have been adopted by many who find them appealing. One of these platforms is WhatsApp, whose adoption rate has enormously grown from its inception in 2009, with the current number of users surpassing 1 bil...


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