Dr. Kibuku Rachael N. Ph.D.,


Lecturer & Chair , Department of Software Development & Information Systems, School of Technology, KCA University

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Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Information Systems (IS) – University of Nairobi
  • Master of Science in Information Systems (IS) – University of Nairobi
  • Bachelor of Education Arts (Mathematics and Geography)  – Kenyatta University

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)


I am a teacher with over thirty years in the classroom engaging learners. It gives me great pleasure to teach, guide and mentor young lives. I am also a researcher in Information Systems (IS). My primary interest is in e-Learning systems and how they can be used innovatively to increase interaction and collaboration in teaching and learning. I am also passionate in interactive IS design. My future research interest will hinge on STEM education and gender inclusivity

Research Interest

  • E-Learning
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • STEM Education
  • Gender inclusivity
  • Qualitative Research and Data Analysis

Current Research Project(s)

  • E-Learning, Qualitative Research Methods

Selected Publications( Books, Refereed publications & Non Refereed publications )

  • Kibuku, R. N., Ochieng, D. O., & Wausi, A. N. (2021). Developing an e-Learning Theory for Interaction and Collaboration Using Grounded Theory: A Methodological Approach. The Qualitative Report, 26(9), 2836-2854. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4739
  • Kibuku, R. N. & Orwa, D. O. (2018). Formulating an e-Learning Theory: A Grounded Theory Approach. In the Proceedings of the 2nd African Conference for Human Computer Interaction, AfriCHI’18: Thriving Communities. 3 – 7 December 2018 Windhoek, Namibia. Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3283458.3283492
  • Kibuku, R. N. & Orwa, D. O. (2019). Contributions and Shortcomings of Classical Learning Theories as Applied to e-Learning: A Literature Review. In the Proceeding of the 14th Conference for IST-Africa, 2019: Technology Research and Innovation Conference. 8 – 10 May 2019 Nairobi, Kenya. Published by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Xplore. DOI: 10.23919/ISTAFRICA.2019.8764886.
  • Kibuku, R. N., Orwa, D. O. & Wausi, A. N. (2020). e-Learning Challenges Faced by Universities in Kenya: A Literature Review. Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL), 18(2), 150-161. March 2020. DOI:DOI:doi.org/10.34190/EJEL.
  • Kibuku, R. N., Orwa, D. O. & Wausi, A. N. (2020). e-Learners’ Challenges and Coping Strategies in Interactive and Collaborative e-Learning in Kenya. Journal of Education and Training Studies (JETS), 8(11), 50-61. November 2020. https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v8i11.5004

Conferences & Chapters

  • Grant Writing Workshop (2022)
  • Risk Owners Training (January 2023)
  • Curriculum Review Seminar (June 2022)
  • Transformative Pedagogy Trainer of Trainers (ToTs) by Pedal (March 2023)
  • Increasing student interest and engagement in space exploration conference South Africa (May, 2022).
  • Capacity Building Workshop of University Staff on Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in the Universities (March 2023)


Dr. Kibuku Rachael N. Ph.D.,
Dr. Kibuku Rachael N.