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Botswana Capacity Building Initiative in On-Line Learning

Botswana

2007

Funded by Humber College
Partnered with Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL)

Project Goal:

Improved educational attainment among rural people in Botswana.

Project Purpose:

To build the capacity of BOCODOL to design and deliver a range of online learning opportunities that are accessible to rural people in Botswana.

Description:

IDI partnered with BOCODOL to assess BOCODOL’s capacity to provide online learning and provide training and materials to address capacity gaps. Activities included: i) an assessment of BOCODOL’s technical needs and limitations, online teaching capacity and resource materials; ii) participation of BOCODOL staff in a demonstration activity; iii) online training by Humber staff for BOCODOL staff in online teaching methods; and iv) sharing of Humber resources related to online teaching and learning.


Project Results: 

  • Increased capacity of BOCODOL to design and facilitate online learning initiatives.
  • Increased knowledge about the technical challenges of providing online education to the target group in Botswana. By the end of the project, BOCODOL recognized that it needed to revisit its initial decision on the nature of the technical platform to be used for online learning.