Influence of Educational Strategies on Online Learning in Kenyan Institutions of Higher Learning amid COVID 19 Pandemic

Peterson Nduati, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Paul Kariuki, Peter Wanjohi, Reuben Nguyo, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, aita Taveta University
2021 Journal of education  
The study sought to establish the influence of educational strategies on online learning in Kenyan institutions of higher learning amid COVID 19 Pandemic. Higher learning institutions, like every other educational institution were forced to close down to curb the spread of covid-19. As centers of innovation across the world, universities were expected to come up with solutions. Higher learning institutions in Kenya embraced online learning. Naturally, there were concerns as to whether such
more » ... tutions can handle such a massive transformation seemingly overnight. These institutions had to initiate online lectures as well as exams in some cases in order to continue with a school calendar that had already suffered greatly as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. The transition has not been perfect and has faced a number of challenges. The paper used a desk study review methodology where relevant empirical literature was reviewed to identify main themes. A critical review of empirical literature was conducted to establish the influence of educational strategies on online learning in institutions of higher learning in Kenya. The study concludes that the educational strategies have a positive influence on online learning and can be applied individually or collectively depending on the circumstances. The study recommends that institutions of higher learning in Kenya should apply cooperative learning activities in online learning. The study also recommends that institutions should also use differentiation strategy so as to use different techniques for different students and that institutions of higher learning apply the behavioral approach technique by encouraging good behaviors by praise and motivation. Keywords: Educational Strategies, Online Learning, Covid 19, Higher Learning
doi:10.53819/81018102t2023 fatcat:v7pc3scypjblhbh62v553fqdoa