IT Best Practices for Implementing E-learning: The Case of Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

  • Anither J Rotich Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
  • James Kosgey Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
  • Shadrack K Kimutai Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Keywords: dilemma, e-learning, teacher, 21st century, learning, nightmare


Implementation of technology has proved to be the way to go in most of the disciplines across the world. This is because of the massive benefits that come with it. Education and Training sector has also not been left behind in the quest of embracing technology in learning. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions play a big role in the provision of well-trained individuals needed by the industry. Most of the learning institutions, including TVET institutions, are currently advocating for e-learning as a mode of teaching and learning. Nevertheless as TVET institutions implement e-learning platforms, there are Information Technology best practices, other than human factors that need to be considered. This paper discusses the best practices for implementing E-learning in TVET institutions as far as information technology is concerned. The paper adopts a case study research design. Data was qualitatively collected from key informants from Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) which is the only TVET institution that has implemented e-learning in North Rift Region, Kenya. An e-learning model was used as the theoretical basis of the study where four themes that guided data collection were drawn. With this guidance, data was collected from key informants who included; the lecturers who had been trained on the use of e-learning and MIS manager and students who had been enrolled in the e-learning application. Data was then analyzed based on the four themes which are availability, usability connectivity and security to identify the best practices of effective implementation of e- learning in TVET. After analysis, the study gave recommendations that ensures successful implementation of e-learning in TVET institutions and also identified further areas of research in this field.

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Rotich, A., Kosgey, J., & Kimutai, S. (2016). IT Best Practices for Implementing E-learning: The Case of Rift Valley Technical Training Institute. Africa Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 1(1), 93-100. Retrieved from