Students' perceptions on the use of ICT in learning: A case study of a secondary school in Mombasa, Kenya.

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Brown Onguko

Second Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Susan Namalefe


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


There is a general agreement by researchers that the introduction of ICT into learning should have a positive impact on the learning outcomes. This body of research goes further to indicate that learners are the key stakeholders in the implementation of ICIs in teaming and that their approval is crucial. In order for the use of ICTs to be optimized studies into learners' perceptions are therefore inevitable. The aim of this study therefore was to seek learners perceptions of the use of ICTs in learning and impact that these 1CTs would have on their learning. In order to

understand the learners perceptions deeply, a qualitative design was used in which 18 form three students from a high school in Mombasa. Kenya were interviewed using both focused group discussion and one-on-one interviews. Findings from this study reveal that learners have positive perceptions of the use of ICTs in learning. Learners were of the opinion that the use of 1CTs would improve their learning and therefore realize better grades due to the motivation. and learner centered approaches they thought ICTs would enhance. However, the learners also noted

that there are some disadvantages that would be associated with the use of lCTs which include equipment failure and therefore high cost of maintenance, exposure to pornography and constant electricity interruptions. In conclusion, findings from this study indicate that evidence from leaners through their perceptions of ICTs are a rich source of input tor stakeholders in theprocess of implementing 1CTs in learning.

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