BU PROVIDES ACCESS TO P2 MILLION WORTH WEBINAR GEARING TEACHERS & STUDENTS ON ONLINE TRAINING & ITS VARIOUS TECHNIQUES

Botho University through its BLENDED AND DISTANCE LEARNING CAMPUS delivered a series of successful webinars on "Online Teaching e-Pedagogy" starting from 28th April 2020 through 8th May 2020 across its 4 physical campuses successfully training over 1000 participants. One of the 5 webinars that were conducted, included a SPECIAL SESSION FOR THE STUDENT COMMUNITY as well. The webinars, which were delivered fully online was well received 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, as reported in the previous round up (Apr 27 | 048) BU Gaborone Campus provided full access to its alumni for the production of hand sanitizers for her company "Organic Material Skincare". This access to BU's chemistry lab and clean water resources is valued at P22,500. On the same lines 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 P2 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.