Adoption model for smart learning devices as e-learning tools in TVET institution: a case study of Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI)
Kiplangat, Karonei Ernest
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Smart learning is the growth of e-learning from the 19th century to 21st-century generations, which enhances the missing component of an e-learning solution. Smart learning most suits for those smart boards, laptops, and smart phones; PDA's and tablets users in TVET education institutes (PILZ, Matthias, 2012). So, exploiting smart devices in educational institutions is mainly measured as enriched tools to facilitate learning. Innovations in smart learning can lead to a changing paradigm in TVET education which smart technologies are believed to have the potential to be used in teaching and learning in technical institutions. This study discusses and exploits various ways which smart devices can be used as a facilitating tool for e-learning in TVET institutions in Kenya. The study describes the multiple techniques and perceptions of using smart devices to aid in designing and developing e- learning content, approaches to teaching and activity development for learners. Also, this study explores the challenges being faced at the moment and the issues of change management to e-learning in the TVET institutions. The study uses the survey of experience to identify various factors influencing the use and adoption of smart devices as e-learning tools. Survey of experience, through descriptive statistics is used to develop the adoption model. The evaluation of the model was done using the k-fold validation technique. Based on these operations, the study concluded that the intention to use smart devices, and subsequent use is influenced by the Performance Expectancy, Perceived Mobility, Inhibiting Conditions and Facilitating Conditions. Leveraging the results this study enhances and harmonizes the quality of technical and vocational curriculum in line with current technological needs, while streamlining the current existing technologies in the delivery of learning in TVET institutions.