Influence of Management Commitment On Implementation of e-learning Projects in Public Universities in Kenya
Authors: NJOGU, Victor James & Dr. SIMIYU, Alice
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
The objective of the study is to evaluate the influence of management commitment on implementation of eLearning projects in public universities in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional survey. The study population composed 486 members of staff in different managerial levels currently working at 22 public universities in Kenya and involved in the implementation of eLearning projects. The sample size of the study was arrived at using the scientific formula: Stratified proportionate random sampling technique was used to select the sample of 219 respondents. Primary data was collected using pre-determined questionnaires. The study used both primary and secondary data. The researcher first conducted a pilot study in order to test validity of the questionnaire to be used. Quantitative data collected was analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Content analysis was used to test data that was qualitative in nature or aspect of the data collected from the open-ended questions. This study was investigating the influence management commitment has on implementation of eLearning projects in public universities in Kenya. Inferential statistics through multiple regression analysis was used. A correlation matrix was developed to analyze the relationships between the independent variables as this assisted in developing a prediction multiple models. The Findings are presented through statistical tools such as frequency distribution tables, pie charts, and bar graphs and in prose form for easy understanding. The study recommended that for eLearning to be efficient and effective, a great deal of care and attention needs to go into its implementation. The study suggested a comparative study be carried out on the adoption and utilization of eLearning in different universities particularly in Kenya.