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PROF. NDIRANGU MWANGI

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PROFESSOR
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Job Category
Teaching
Phone Number
+254722592283
Division / Faculty
Division of Academic Affairs
Directorate / Dept
DEPT. OF CURR.INSTRUCTION & EDU MGT
Main Campus, Njoro
Address
Box 536, Egerton
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD in Education, Egerton University, 2000.
  • M.Ed. Educational Technology & Curriculum Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK), 1991.
  • Advanced Diploma in Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK), 1987
  • B.Ed (Hons), UniversityNairobi, 1980
WORK EXPERIENCE

Joined Egerton university i August 1992 and have been HOD External Studies and Media Department w.e.f 31st Jan., 2003 – 2015. This department ran the Applied Computer Science program, of the Royal Melbourne University (RMIT) (formerly administered in collaboration with the African Virtual University (AVU). The department’s role was the recruitment of students, managing the teaching and learning through timetabling, recruitment of part-time teaching staff, managing examinations, ensuring fees collection, and dealing with day to day issues raised by students and staff, etc. The program graduated two cohorts of diploma students and one of a degree in Information Technology of RMIT. It ended in 2007.

The department also managed the Unisa distance learning program. Under a memorandum of understanding between Egerton University and University of South Africa, the department advertised, recruited students into the various Unisa distance learning programs, recruited tutors and managed the tutorials for the students, invigilated exams and collected fees on behalf of Unisa. The collaboration with Unisa ended in 2011.

 The department now runs the collaboration between Egerton University and Open University of Tanzania in distance education.

Other University responsibilities undertaken variously:

  • Chairman, Egerton University ICT Management Committee -2006 – 2011. This committee advises university management on the implementation of ICT. It strategises on, advises on, coordinates and supervises the implementation of the university’s strategic objectives on ICT. With ICT being such a strategic teaching, learning and management resource, this is a key committee for the university, managing a huge financial budget. The ICT committee has developed Egerton University’s ICT Strategic Plan, the ICT Policy and Bandwidth Management Policy as well created faculty student ICT centres.
  • Chairman of Egerton University’s Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) Strategic Challenge Area of Improving University Integrated E-Based Management System. This team is involved in computerising key aspects of the university such as library, procurement, finance, personnel and expanding internet connectivity etc.
  • Member of the steering committee for the Launching Conference of the African Council for Distance Education held in Egerton University from Jan. 22nd -24th, 2005. This culminated into the formation of ADCE, a Pan- African body on distance learning.
  • Appointed member of a Vice Chancellor’s committee on the future of AVU at Egerton University- 2005.
  • Appointed member of a Vice Chancellor’s committee on development of curriculum for diploma and degrees in education through distance learning. This culminated into the university’s currently very successful School-based Teacher Education Program and establishment of the College of Open and Distance Learning (CODL) of Egerton University.– 2001
  • Member of a two people committee mandated to develop a tool for evaluating teaching effectiveness at Egerton University – 2000.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Curriculum and instruction issues - role of media in education,
  • Cognitive styles and learning
  • Teacher education and learning
  • Education and social economic transformation
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Musambai, E.A; Ndirangu, M. & Mukwana F. (2017): Influence of Information and Communication Technology on the Quality of Educational Management in Secondary Schools in Kakamega County, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Technology Vol.5 No 6,pp
  2. Mukhwaya, P., Ndirangu, M. and Githeko, J.M. (2017). E-Readiness for E-Learning by Secondary School Teachers in Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Mara Res. J. inf. Sci. Technol. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 25 - 32, ISSN: 2518-8844
  3. Bett, J., Ndirangu, M & Bartoo, E. (2016). Effects of Neurological Bimodal Teaching Approach (NBTA) on Learners Achievement in English Language in County Secondary Schools in Kericho County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, Vol 3 (7), pp 46-51. 40-45. ISSN 2394-4404
  4. Bett, J., Ndirangu, M & Bartoo, E. (2016). Effects of Neurological Bimodal Teaching Approach (NBTA) on Learners Motivation in the Teaching of English Language in County Secondary Schools in Kericho County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, Vol 3 (7), pp 40-45. ISSN 2394-4404
  5. Kibuthu, P. G.,  Ndirangu, M & Udoto, M.( 2016).Influence of planning of physical facilities on the provision of quality learning environment in secondary schools in Narok north sub-county, Kenya: International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 5 (5)258-266
  6. Sitati E. M, Bota K.,  & Ndirangu, M (2014). Financing mechanisms in early childhood education in Kenya: A case of Kakamega               County  Journal of Education Research and Behavioral Sciences Vol. 3(8), pp. 273-286 ISSN 2315-8735
  7. Sitati, T. E. M, Bota,K. & Ndirangu, M (2014): The Role of Stakeholders in Professional Development of ECE Teachers in Kakamega County  Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org. Vol.5, No.30 ISSN 2222-288X (Online).  
  8. Sitati, E.M., Ndirangu, M.  Bota, K & Rapongo,G.S. (2016): Implementation of early childhood development education service standard guidelines on physical facilities in public and private early childhood education centres Kakamega County, Kenya. Early Child          Development and Care, 1-15, ISSN: 0300-4430 (Print) 1476-82759.
  9. Thiong’o, J.K, Mwangi Ndirangu & Mark Okere (2014). Effects of Computer-Based Instruction Simulation Module on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Understanding of Magnetic Effect of Electric Current. Global Educational Research Journal 2 (8),pp. 096-102 ISSN- 2360-7963
  10. Makori, G; Ndirangu, M. & Ogola, F. (2013). Information and Communication Technology use among teacher education students in Universities in Kenya. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, 2(11), 176 – 179, ISSN 2277-8616
  11. Gitonga, R. K; Ndirangu, M. & Githeko, J.M (2013). The Perceived Extent of Integration of ICT in Intra-University Communication among Kenyan Universities. Communications, 1(2), 16 – 21. ISSN: 2328-5923
  12. Ndirangu, M. & Kabira, J.G. (2012). The Role of ICT in Kenya’s Higher Education. Techno LEARN: 2 (2), 221 – 238  ISSN : 2249-5223
  13. Ndirangu, M., Njumbi, J.N. & Sogomo, K.C (2011):  Effects of Using the Dimensions of Creativity in Teaching Mathematics on Students’ Achievement and Perception of Classroom Learning Environment. Journal of Technology and Education of Nigeria (JOTEN), vol: 16(1), 109-120. –ISSN 1118-5570
  14. Ndirangu,M, & Udoto, M.O (2011): Quality of Learning Facilities and Learning Environment: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in   Kenya's Public Universities. Quality Assurance in Education, 19(3), 208 - 223. ISSN 0968-4883
  15. Kamau, P.W & Ndirangu, M. (2010).Empowering the Youth for Self –Employment through Technical Vocational Education: Challenges and Lessons from Youth Polytechnics in Kenya. Education Today, 1(2),1-11. , ISSN: 2229-5755
  16. Ndirangu, M, Macharia, D, & Onyango, J.O. (2009). A study of the   Psychometric Quality of Continuous Assessment Tests and their suitability for Contributing to the Final School Examination Scores: Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series, 4(2),250-259. ISSN 1021-1123
  17. Ndirangu, M, Mwangi, J.K., & Changeiywo, J. (2007). Educational Provision for the Academically Gifted in Kenya: Rhetoric or Reality: Case of Primary schools in Nyandarua District, Kenya. Eastern African Social Science Research Review, 23 (2), 55-69. ISSN 1027-1775
  18. Wekesa, E.W, Kiboss J.K & Ndirangu, M. (2006). Improving Students’ Understanding and Perception of Cell Theory in School Biology Using Computer-based Simulation Program. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia 15 (4), 397-410. ISSN 1055-8896
  19. Ngware, M. W & Ndirangu M. (2005).  An Improvement in Instructional Quality: Can Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness Make a Difference? Quality Assurance in Education, 13(3), 183-201. ISSN 0968-4883
  20. Ndirangu, M; Kiboss J.K. & Wekesa, E.W (2005). Reflections from a Computer Simulations Program on Cell Division in Selected Kenyan Secondary Schools. The Science Education Review, 4(4), 1-8. ISSN-1571-0068
  21. Ndirangu M; Githua, B. M & Gitogo, I.G (2005): The Effect of Private School Background on Students’ Performance and Perception of Public School Environment: Case of Nyandarua District, Kenya. Journal of Education and Technology of Nigeria, 10(1), 46-54. ISSN 1118-5570
  22. Ndirangu, M. (2004). An Analysis of Factors Hindering Achievement of     Curriculum Goals in Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources, 2(2), 89-97. ISSN 1563-0188
  23. 23. Ndirangu, M. (2004). Implications of Using Teaching Aids in Science Education in Kenyan Secondary Schools. Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series,4(2),250-259 ISSN 1021-1123
  24. Ndirangu, M. & Bosire J. (2004).Student Entrepreneurship on Campus: A Career Rehearsal or a Survival Response? The Case of Egerton University Student Entrepreneurs. Eastern African Social Science Research Review, 20(1), 51-66. ISSN 1027-1775
  25. Kiboss J.K; Ndirangu, M. & Wekesa, E.W (2004). Effectiveness of a Computer Mediated Simulations Program in School Biology on Pupils’ Learning Outcomes in Cell Theory. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 13(2), 207-213. ISSN: 1573-1839
  26. Ndirangu, M; Kathuri, N.J. & Mungai, C. (2003). Improvisation as a Strategy for Providing Science Teaching Resources: An Experience from Kenya. International Journal of Educational Development, 23, 75-84. ISSN 0738-0593
  27. Ndirangu, M. (2002). Kenya Industrial Take-off by the Year 2020: The Ignored Educational Dimension. Egerton Journal, Humanities and Education Series, 4(1), 129-139.  ISSN 1021-1123
  28. Ndirangu, M. (2002). Bridging the Learning Resources Gap: An Examination of the Role of Teaching Practice Project Materials in Science Education. Journal of Education and Human Resources, 2(1), 35-48. ISSN 1563-0188
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. Pan African Literacy Association Conference, Kampala Uganda 22.8.19. Paper presented:Influence of Integrated Girls Literacy Education Programme on Achievement in English Language among Ogiek Secondary
    School Girls in Njoro-Sub-County Kenya
  2. CIES 2021 Seattle, the 65th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).The title of submission is: Listening to voices from the periphery: How research funders can enact social responsibility within the realm of international educational research.
  3. ICT Integration in Higher Education in Kenya. Paper presented in the AVU Curriculum Harmonisation and Contextualisation Workshop held at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi from 9th – 12 July, 2012.
  4. Identifying a Research Problem: Facilitated on this topic in a Research Methodology Training for PhD and Masters students organised by OSSREA, at Egerton University, Njoro, held from 10th – 28th October, 2011 .
  5. Teaching Practice Projects – Project-Work, Supervision and Assessment: Paper presented in a teaching practice workshop at Laikipia University College on 6th September, 2011
  6. Instructional Methods and Media commonly used in the Universities: Paper Presented at the Pedagogy Workshop for Egerton University Lecturers at CMRT, Egerton University, Njoro, held between 9th – 11th March, 2011.
  7. Quality of Learning Facilities and Learning Environment: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Kenya’s Public Universities. Paper presented during the  International Research Week organised by Egerton University in September, 2010.
  8. Instructional Methods and Media commonly used in the Universities: Paper Presented at the Pedagogy Workshop for Egerton University Lecturers at CMRT, Egerton University, Njoro, held between 17th -19th February, 2010.
  9. Quality Management Systems: Implementation of ISO 9001:2008. Seminar held           in Nakuru Carthy Hotel between 9th – 11th September, 2009.
  10. Instructional Methods and Media commonly used in the Universities: Paper Presented at the Pedagogy Workshop for Egerton University Lecturers at CMRT, Egerton University, Njoro, held between 2nd - 4th February, 2008.
  11. University of South Africa Licensees Workshop at Sunnyside Campus, Pretoria, 24th -    28th Dec, 2008.
  12. Instructional Media Commonly used in Universities: Paper Presented at the Pedagogy Workshop for Egerton University Lecturers Held Faculty of Education Boardroom, Egerton University, Njoro, 21st and 23rd May, 2007.
  13. Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning & Institutional Management: A senior University Management Seminar held at the Institute of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, 16th-18th, Jan.  2006.
  14. The AVU Curriculum Contextualisation Committee Meeting 1 – Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 3rd – 9th April, 2005.
  15. The AVU Curriculum Contextualization Committee Meeting 2 - Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi, Kenya, 15th – 19th November 2004
  16. The Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in E-Learning and Mobile Learning for Distance Education and Open Learning (DEOL) in Africa: African Virtual University Heads of ICT & Learning Centre Managers – Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda. 22snd– 25th March 2004:
  17. African Virtual University Learning Centre Managers, Program Co-ordinator and Technical Managers Conference. New Era, Hotel, Dar-Es-Salaam. 12th – 17th Oct. 2003.
TEACHING AREAS

Teaching areas at the university are the following:

  • Integration of ICT i education - postgraduate
  • Educational Seminars - Undergraduate & postgraduate.
  • Educational Communication and Technology - undergraduate & Diploma
  • Management of Learning Resources - Undergraduate
  • Teaching practice projects - undergraduate & Diploma
  • Supervision of postgraduate research - Masters and Phd theses.
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :

Completed

  1. Musambai, E. A: (2017) Influence of Information and Communication Technology on the Quality of Educational Management in Secondary Schools in Kakamega County, Kenya.
  2. Mukhwaya P.T: (2017) E-Readiness for Integration of E-Learning in Public Secondary Schools in Taita Taveta County Kenya
  3. Kibuthu P. G. (2016). The Influence of Planning of Physical Facilities on the Provision of Quality Learning Environment in Secondary Schools in Narok North District, Kenya.
  4. Nyakirario, I.O (2016). Effects of Computer Assisted Language Learning on Secondary School Students Achievement, Motivation and Gender in English Pronunciation in Gucha Sub-county, Kenya.
  5. Were P.G.O (2015). Teachers’ Perceptions on the Influence of Head teachers’ Leadership Styles on Academic Performance of Secondary Schools Students in Rongo, Migori County, Kenya.
  6. Joseph Wambugu Njoga, W.J (2015)  Effect of Constructivist Teaching Methodology on Secondary School Students’ Achievement and Motivation in Geography Map-work in Nakuru Municipality, Nakuru County,  Kenya.
  7. Hellen N.Joseph (2013): Stakeholders’ Perceptions on the Influence of Selected Factors on the effectiveness of Youth Polytechnic Training: A Case of Public Youth Polytechnic in Embu County.
  8. Thiong’o, J.K (2013). Effects of Computer-Based Instruction Simulation Module on Secondary School Students’ Achievement and Attitude towards Physics and Perception on Classroom Learning Environment in Nyeri County.
  9. Njoroge, G. N (2013): Effect of Inquiry-Based Teaching approach on Secondary School Students’ Achievement and Motivation in the Learning of Magnetic Effect of an Electric Current in Nyeri County
  10. Macharia E.M (2012). Adult Learners’ Perceptions on the Functional Importance of Adult Literacy and how it affects their Commitment to the Programme in Nakuru County, Kenya.
  11. Walwe, J. (2011).  The Relationship between Perception of the State of School Physical   Facilities and Classroom Learning Environment on Students’ Self-Concept in Secondary Schools in Taita-Taveta, District, Kenya
  12. Njumbi, J.N (2011): Effects of Using the Dimensions of Creativity in Teaching Mathematics on Students’ Achievement and Perception of Classroom Learning Environment, Nakuru Municipality, Kenya.
  13. Kamau, P.W (2011). The Influence of Selected Factors on Students’ Enrolment in Public Youth Polytechnics: A Case of Gatundu District, Kenya
  14. Kariuki, A.W.K (2011). Secondary School Teachers’ Perceptions on Selected Factors that Influence their Morale and Commitment to Work: A Case of Nakuru District. 
  15. Mwangi, J.K (2006): Educational Provision for the Academically Gifted in Kenya: Case of Primary schools in Nyandarua District, Kenya.
  16. Macharia, D. (2006): The Quality of Kiswahili Language Teacher-Made Tests: A Case Study of Secondary Schools in Bahati Division of Nakuru District
  17.  Njoroge (2006): Effects of Co-operative Learning on Secondary School Students’ Achievement and Attitudes towards Mathematics: A Case of Nakuru District,
  18.  Gitogo, (2005).Effect of Private Primary School Background on Students’ Performance and Perception of Learning Environment in Public Secondary Schools: A Case of Nyandarua District, Kenya.
  19. Wekesa, W. (2003). Effects of a Computer-Based Instruction Module on Students’ Achievement, Perception of Classroom Environment and Attitude towards School Biology in Nakuru District, Kenya
  20. Wanjiru, P. (2002). An Investigation on the Attitudes of Teachers and Students towards Christian Religious Education in Selected Schools in Nakuru District

On going

  1. Ritah Gloria  Minishi: EM13/12006/17:Effects of Animations on students' Achievement and Motivation to Learn Kiswahili Reading Comprehension in Public Secondary Schools in Njoro Sib-county, Kenya.
  2. Mercy Chepkemoi:EM13/04012/14: Lecturers’ and Students’ Perceptions on the Influence of Texting Language on Students’ Academic Writing in English at Egerton University, Kenya
PhD. LEVEL :

Completed

  1. Bett John (2016): Effects of Neurological Bimodal Teaching Approach on Achievement and Motivation in the Learning of English Language in County Public Secondary Schools in Kericho County, Kenya.
  2. Sitati E. Mugasia (2015): Influence of Stakeholder’s Support on Effective Provision of Early Childhood Education in Kakamega County, Kenya.
  3. Greorge,  Makori (2014) A Comparative Study on the Utilization of ICTs in Teacher Education in Universities in Kenya.
  4. Thuku S.N (2014): A comparative Study of the Effects of Mastery Learning and the Traditional Pedagogy on Achievement and Motivation in Writing in English among Selected Secondary Schools in Nyandarua County, Kenya.
  5. vi). Karimi, Rhoda Gitonga (2013) Influence of ICT Integration on Quality of Instruction, Students’ Records Management and Intra University Communication in Nairobi Metropolitan Universities.

On Going Students

  1. Mellen Monchari Obare. ED15/14665/15: Influence of Selected Factors on the Quality of Public Youth Polytechnic Graduates in Kisii County, Kenya.
  2. Stella J. Kereto: ED15/0119/04:Perceptions of University Managers on the Influence oforganizational Structures on Quality of Institutional management in Public and Private Universities in Kenya
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