Lovie Seru

Lovie Seru
University of Botswana | UB · Communication and Study Skills

Doctor of Philosophy

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11 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
May 2007 - March 2016
University of Botswana
Position
  • Lecturer
April 2007 - March 2017
University of Botswana
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (13)
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Background: Enabling personal mobile device use through a bring-your-own device (BYOD) policy can potentially save significant costs for medical schools and healthcare facilities, as they would not always have to acquire facility-owned devices. The BYOD policy is also perceived as a driver for balancing user needs for convenience with institutional...
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BACKGROUND The ‘culture’ or ‘habit’ of using personal mobile devices for work and learning is expected to continue growing with advances in information and communication and network technologies. Even with the benefits of users bringing their personal devices to working and learning spaces, the fluid relationship and user movement between medical s...
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The Botswana education system follows a Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programme at primary school level. However, there are problems that impede the smooth implementation of this programme. In the light of this, this paper interrogates the implementation of the TBE programme through the exploration, identification and discussion of inheren...
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em> this study was premised on the observation that the construction and presentation of the self is a prominent feature of the life of every politician. That conbstruction of the self, is even more blatant with female politicians who in their political journeys have to contend with the turbulence of cultural beliefs that have led to politics being...
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This study was premised on the observation that in the contemporary moment, the online construction and presentation of the self has become a general cultural practice. Using the idea of persona, a concept that explains the presentation of the self and masks that people " wear " to constructthemselves in real and virtual settings, this paper argues...
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This study was premised on the observation that in the contemporary moment, the online construction and presentation of the self has become a general cultural practice. Using the idea of persona, a concept that explains the presentation of the self and masks that people " wear " to constructthemselves in real and virtual settings, this paper argues...
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The continual cases of new HIV/AIDS infections in San communities is an issue of grave concern. Given that the information aimed at sensitizing these communities was disseminated in English and Setswana and most of San people spoke only San languages, it was hypothesized that languagebarrier could be contributing to inadequate knowledge about HIV/A...
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This study analyzed the communication among construction workers at Mabapi Estate. Its primary objective was to establish the relationship between languages and work in construction industry through the description and explication of communication behaviors and competences that construction workers relied on to participate in intelligible socially...
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I did not really fit into the villages where I did a deep insider research. This appeared uncharacteristic given that the villagers' native language was the same as mine and I was studying the culture that I already knew in part and had experienced. Despite being part of the Western PhD practice at Deakin University (Australia) where I still mainta...
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Diabetes campaigns in remote villages of Botswana bring together cultural groups which come from completely different life worlds into communication events: the urbanized, educated and " rich " diabetes health promotion officials and the poor and illiterate remote villagers. Based on persona, a concept that represents the construction and employmen...
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The primary aim of this study was to investigate students " perceptions about self-selecting topics for individual presentations in the Advanced Oral Presentation Course at the University of Botswana. The secondary aim was to analyse the selected topics and identify messages or themes embedded in those topics or presentations. Data for this study w...
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This study examines the strategies used by speakers of English as a second language in Botswana’s senior secondary schools. The study was undertaken because many students in this country under-perform in their English Language final examinations at senior secondary school; and in order to establish the causes for their under-performance, the views...

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To investigate how the policy was implemented in linguistically and ethnically diverse primary schools