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Transforming the library into a “teaching‐learning laboratory”: the case of University of Botswana Library

Ayoku A. Ojedokun (Ayoku A. Ojedokun is a librarian, Department of Library Services, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Article publication date: 1 March 2003


This paper examines the University of Botswana’s efforts at implementing e‐learning and transforming the University of Botswana Library (UBL) into a learning resource centre (LRC), with the assistance of the US Government’s education, democracy and development initiative (EDDI) project. The paper informs that the project is on course, with the Centre for Academic Development having run demonstrations on “smart classroom”, “WebCT”; “high impact WebCT” and redesigned a lecture room into a fully functioning e‐learning room. Enumerates the EDDI consultants’ recommendations on how to effectively transform UBL into a LRC. Concludes that commitment and the political will on the part of all stakeholders is germane to the success of this new vision of student‐centred approach to teaching, and the LRC approach to information services support.



Ojedokun, A.A. (2003), "Transforming the library into a “teaching‐learning laboratory”: the case of University of Botswana Library", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 25-31.




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