PROWIBO

About Us

Professors Without Borders Online

was created to fill the knowledge gap and help the global network of academics as we move online.

This exciting new initiative, started by Prowibo CEO, Dr. Caroline Varin and Dr. George Richards from Edinboro University is a free platform designed to connect professors and institutions for online guest lectures on any topic.
This programme was developed as higher education moved online during the COVID-19 epidemic. Prowibo Online fills a local knowledge gap and assists professors as the world moves to remote learning.

We are building a database of academics, professionals and experts that will be available for your organisation to book. You choose the topic, they deliver the expertise online. We have a growing partnership with experts in the fields of Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering & Science, Politics, Medicine and Law, but really the sky is the limit!

How to Book a

Virtual Guest Professor

1. Choose Your Subject

Click on the Subjects tab and choose the main subject of the lecture you would like. It could be Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering & Science, Medicine, Law or Politics. Click on the Subject picture to view our database of Professors in that subject.

2. Choose Your Professor

Once you click on the subject you will see all the Professors that lecture in that subject. You can watch their introduction videos to learn more about them, or click on their name to see their full profile, where you can see sample lectures, and languages that they can lecture in. You can also click on Professional Profile to see their Linkedln or University page.

3. Fill the Booking Form

Once you have found the Professor you want click on the Book now link. It will take you to our Booking Form where you can fill our your details and request a lecture. please remember this must be done at least 5 days in advanced.

4. Wait for Confirmation of Lecture

We attempt to answer all emails within 48h but sometimes it may take more time. If the Professor is not available on the days you asked for, we may come back to you with an alternative. Sit tight! We will get back to you as soon as we can.

5. Use the Link We Send to Log into the Lecture

When the lecture is confirmed we will send you a Google Meetings link. You will need a working internet connection and Google Chrome to be able to run these meetings. You can distribute the link to your students and/or the public. Each person can log in on their own or you can log in as a group!

6. Send Us your Feedback at the End of the Lecture

Please remember to send us some feedback once the lecture is over. This can be done by the students or by you! We would love feedback on both the professor and your overall experience. You can email online@prowibo.com to let us know how we did.

PROWIBO

Our Team

Dr. Caroline Varin

Co-Founder & CEO
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Dr. George Richards

Project Lead
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Samantha Stortz

People & Project Manager
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Michelle Hellman

Marketing Assistant

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David Petersen

Marketing & Outreach Assistant

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Frequently Ask Questions

Prowibo Online is an exciting new initiative designed to connect leading academics and professionals with institutions worldwide with just a click. We have a team of volunteers from all over the globe who work around the clock to find experts in various fields to fill the knowledge gap. Prowibo Online recruits leading academics from reputable institutions to conduct virtual guest lectures for businesses and university classes. 

Our professors are experienced in teaching university-level courses. All programmes are aimed at university students but assume no prior knowledge in the taught subject. As classes are student-focused, the teacher adapts to the level of the students and the class dynamic plays a big role in shaping the content and pace of the course. 

Our courses are taught by academics and professionals who are experts in their field. All our professors go through a thorough selection process ensuring that we only bring the best and most inspiring people to our partner institutions. Furthermore, many professors have come from the world’s leading academic institutions, international organisations and companies. To see the wide range of subjects we offer and the volunteers who conduct our lectures, click here.

Our professors are experienced in teaching university-level courses. All programmes are aimed at university students but assume no prior knowledge in the taught subject. As classes are student-focused, the teacher adapts to the level of the students and the class dynamic plays a big role in shaping the content and pace of the course.

These guest lectures are free of charge. This is a cash-free transaction where we provide education and educators upon the invitation of a hosting institution.

We are currently funded through generous private donations. Our educators volunteer their time and are not paid. Our founders and support staff are all volunteers. If you would like to support us, visit our page.

If you’re interested in becoming a guest professor, fill out our application. If selected, we will request a headshot to be added to our website. If an institution requests to book you, we will reach out with the requested dates and times. Due to the voluntary nature of our programme, you are under no obligation to conduct any lecture that is requested of you. Denying a lecture does not hurt your chances of being requested for future lectures. 

This platform works with your schedule to find volunteer professors who fit the needs of your institution. Nobody knows everything and it’s fun to hear perspectives from around the world. Our guest professors are volunteering their time and expertise to help fill the knowledge gap and offer your students a new voice. 

Booking a guest professor through our platform is easy! Simply fill out our booking form and request which professor you would like, which topic you would like them to teach on and three dates and times that would work for you. We ask that you give at least 5 days notice in order to coordinate with our professors. We will reach out to the professor with the proposed dates and times and communicate until a time is agreed upon. Our People and Project Coordinator will make an introduction and send out a Google meets invitation to all parties involved. 

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