E-learning in Secondary Schools: Survey of Students in Kigali, Rwanda


Although much time and energy has been put into digitizing the world around us, education is lagging behind. The question therefore arises to what extent secondary schools should introduce e-learning into their courses. The purpose of this study is to increase knowledge about e-learning by examining students' perceptions and intentions regarding e-learning. To achieve this goal, two broader research goals are pursued. The first objective is to determine students' knowledge and perceptions of e-learning, as well as their attitudes and experiences with it. The second research goal is to assess students' readiness for e-learning and to determine their willingness to pay for it. The researcher used a random sampling method. The target group of this study was 120 people, including teachers and students. 30 teachers and 90 students took part in the survey and interview by telephone, in person and by e-mail. We used both personal interviews and observations. GS Saint Parrotin Gikondo, GS Gatenga, GS Kabuga and TVET School Nyamirama were among the schools with a large turnout. The results show that students are generally positive about e-learning and would be willing to take part in online courses. However, there are still some reservations and the preference is towards the blended format. Despite the Rwandan roots of e-learning, the majority of students do not want full integration of information technology into the study process, so traditional learning methods in combination with IT are preferred.

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Tuyishimire Olivier, Mount Kigali University, Rwanda

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Conference: IICE2024
Stream: Design

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