Exchange programme bridges ODL and conventional education

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A skills and cultural exchange initiative launched at the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL) yesterday has been lauded for bringing Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and conventional education together.

The Head of the European Delegation to Botswana and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Gerard McGovern yesterday said it would be interesting to see how the initiative, involving participating students from Botswana, Germany and France, would deal with the challenges of both the ODL and the conventional teaching system.

“Initially the conventional system depended on the presence of a teacher for teaching and learning to take place, while ODL depended on media to facilitate teaching and learning,” McGovan said, adding that, “With the massive technological developments in the world today, the distinction between ODL and the conventional system is blurring and they systems are coming closer together with each standing to benefit from each other”.

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