Globalization and New Education Frontiers: A Look at the Factors Affecting Virtual Learning in Kenya

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  •   Christine Smith

Abstract

The advent of globalization has brought with it a drastic change in the education sector in Kenya. The flexibility of new learning environments is an interesting aspect that is now commonplace in learning institutions. The interaction of people across the globe brings about a merging of cultures, experiences, skills, and expertise. In addition, the global market presents learning institutions with a wide student base that are willing to enroll in their educational programs. Education has now evolved from the traditional classroom blackboard approach into a more technological advanced platform. This platform is commonly referred to as Virtual learning and is widely used by many universities across the world. The article indicates that there are difficulties that face this form of education in developing countries, specifically Kenya, making it a farfetched development goal in the Kenyan educational institution. The study collected primary data and used regression analysis to analyze data. The findings presented in the article cite technology, internet connectivity, low investment, and teaching practices as critical factors affecting Virtual learning in Kenya.


Keywords: Digital Learning, Education, Globalization, Teaching Practices, Virtual Learning.

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How to Cite
Smith, C. (2022). Globalization and New Education Frontiers: A Look at the Factors Affecting Virtual Learning in Kenya. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 3(6), 50–56. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2022.3.6.494