Botho University through its BLENDED AND DISTANCE LEARNING CAMPUS delivered a series of successful webinars starting from 28th April 2020 through 8th May 2020 across its 4 physical campuses successfully registering close to 2000 participants and successfully training around 800 individuals so far.
One of the 5 webinars that were conducted, included a SPECIAL SESSION FOR THE STUDENT COMMUNITY as well. The webinar, which was delivered fully online was well attended by enthusiastic participants. BU received numerous positive feedback from various individuals about their experience and the course content which came as a boon to most, as they were battling the many challenges of work from home / study from home issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The training was aimed to educate participants on the nuts and bolts of online teaching e-pedagogy and educational technology.
Botho University is committed to supporting the community at large during this testing time. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic BU from its Botswana campus donated P150,000 (P100,000 March 2020, P50,000 May 2020) to the Government of Botswana. Similarly, a value of M100,000 (Maloti one hundred thousand) was donated towards the Lesotho Covid-19 relief fund.
In addition to the cash initiatives, like how BU had reported on its previous round up (Apr 27 | 048) where the Gaborone Campus provided full access to its chemistry lab and clean water resources valued at P22,500 free of cost to an alumni who produced hand sanitizers, BU went several notches higher this time by rolling out the “Online Teaching e-Pedagogy” webinar to support the many teaching members of the community to tackle the various challenges of training students in schools, colleges and universities through online mode. The training cost, in reality, is approximately close to P1.5 Million and was well received by the teachers.
We take this opportunity to thank all the participants and hereby share some of their feedback for everyone’s appreciation.