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This paper examines the dynamic intersection of interactive learning approaches and technology integration within contemporary education. As technology rapidly evolves, it fundamentally reshapes pedagogical practices by introducing innovative tools and strategies that redefine the teaching and learning landscape. We investigated the pivotal roles of Extended Reality (XR) technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), in crafting immersive educational experiences. Additionally, interactive learning methodologies, such as game-based learning and the Learning by Asking (LBA) system, are scrutinized for their potential to engage learners and foster their skill acquisition. Furthermore, the emergence of competency-based education (CBE) models is analyzed in response to evolving educational objectives, emphasizing the cultivation of practical skills, problem-solving abilities, and commitment to lifelong learning. Nevertheless, the successful integration of these advancements encounters formidable challenges, including institutional barriers and the imperative need for comprehensive teacher training. This review illuminates the transformative potential of technology in education and underscores educators’ pivotal role in equipping learners for an increasingly dynamic and uncertain future.


Extended reality education competency-based education learning

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Roseline Nyamwamu Wangui, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya

Nyamwamu Roseline Wangui is a Tutorial Fellow in the Department of Information Systems and Computing at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. She has a Master of Science in Information Technology and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field. Her research interests include augmented reality, virtual reality, IT project management, and technology integration in education. 

Richard Ronoh, Kibabii University, Kenya

Dr. Richard Ronoh is a lecturer at Kibabii University in the Department of Computer Science. He specializes in Information Technology (Electronics and Wireless Communication). His areas of research interest include Wireless Communication Technologies, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Hardware Architectures, and Computer Science. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering Technologists and Technicians (IET), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).

Yonah Etene, Kibabii University, Kenya

Dr. Yonah Etene is a Lecturer at Kibabii University in the Department of Computer Science. He specializes in Information Systems Security and Audit. His areas of research interest include Cloud Computing, Integration of Technology in Education, Information Systems Security and Audit, and Computer Forensics. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

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Nyamwamu, R., Ronoh, R., & Etene, Y. (2024). Exploring Interactive Learning Approaches and Technology Integration in the Kenyan Education System. Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 5(1), 103–111.


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