UPEX Program Distributes New Laptops to Empower and Support Fellows
COVID-19 has challenged university administrators to leverage technology to connect with global partners. With the goal of empowering the sharing of program resources and training materials with their colleagues, the UPEX Program distributed new laptops to Fellows. The laptops will also allow Fellows to use technologies like Zoom, Canvas, and other online learning management systems that provide an opportunity for UPEX Fellows to demonstrate best practices in virtual programming.
“The laptop will help me transfer knowledge and best practices acquired with colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure the impact and sustainability of the program for a long time to come," said Samuel Sibomana, UPEX Fellow and Fundraising and Industry Relations Specialist at the University of Rwanda.
"The online learning methods have been an effective alternative to classical teaching, especially during the pandemic," said Jean Claude Byishimo, UPEX Fellow and Assistant Lecturer at Rwanda Polytechnic. "The online platforms have allowed me to motivate myself, learn new things, and download materials that I can access in different places. This has increased my ability to prioritize and take initiative."