The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments around the globe to put in place different measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. One of these measures is the closure of teaching and learning institutions including universities. This has inadvertently halted teaching and learning in universities thereby posing a threat of disruption of school calendars. To respond to this challenge, some universities in Africa are moving teaching and learning online in order to sustain teaching and learning. However, some universities face a gap in availability of resources and expertise to enable them make a smooth transition into the new teaching and learning space.
To address this gap, UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with SomaliREN will on Tuesday, 21st April 2020 from 08:00 GMT hold a free webinar on installing and scaling the web conferencing platform, BigBlueButton for remote learning. BigBlueButton is a leading open source web conferencing tool with large community of users worldwide.
Registration for the webinar is open at