As someone who worked in the education industry for a couple of years, I feel for today’s students. The enforced extended holidays were fun for a while, till they realised their futures were at stake. You could literally see the anxiety on some of these teenagers’ faces. Schools reopened recently and ZIMSEC insists examinations will […]
Last week we reported on EduXpert, a local e-learning startup that offers lessons for pre-primary all the way to trade schools and tertiary education. The platform does this by giving anyone with the skills and qualifications an avenue to monetise their knowledge and experience. On the students’ side of things, they get to pick and […]
If you have been on YouTube over the last five years or so then you’ll be familiar with ads for a company called Skillshare. What the firm essentially does is offer anyone who wants to teach or learn a trade or skill the opportunity to do so. It’s basically like the aforementioned YouTube but with […]
Akello, the e-learning or Ed-tech arm of Econet Group offering digital products aligned to national curriculums and local identities and more, has today announced the launch of an end-to-end digital platform. This enterprise is set to broaden the access of learning opportunities for students across Africa according to the company’s CEO, Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa. “We […]
We have all at some point dabbled with learning another language or at the very least thought about it. For some, it may have been because they were in a country where English wasn’t spoken widely or at all. I remember my time in Univesity when I had to learn another language and beyond the […]
Teachers have approached the government asking for free data that would allow them to access online resources and platforms in order to conduct online lessons during the lockdown. In a report by NewsDzeZimbabwe, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said that there is still a lot that can be done to help teachers […]
Nothing beats free.
TV lessons, bang or bust?
Why does Econet still have them up on its USSD?
E-learning’s strategy going forward from an ICT perspective.
Progress is moving at a glacial pace.
The Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has given a progress report on old e-learning initiatives as well as new ones set for this year
Social Justice in the new age of digital economies.
Learning Factory is an education technology business that is looking to offer O and A Level students with multiformat educational content.
Here are some lessons about venturing into the elearning space a developer or someone who is looking to start a service over the many platforms available.
Rethinking the new normal in Zimbabwe’s education sector. Will 2021 be any better for e-learning in the country or are we in for a repeat of 2020?
E-learning in Zimbabwe was a rollercoaster in 2020, nothing changed for some and a lot changed for others. Here’s a look at what happened this year.
Smooth Lectures is an ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level science online learning platform that is chock-full of information, easy to use and easy on the eyes too.
The Woes of E-Learning and how the new Dzidzo Paden|Imfundwe’ndlini App is levelling the playing field
A look at the issues surrounding e-learning in Zimbabwe, their social implications and the new educational app that could just help fix things.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) has launched an application/website hosting hundreds of free books and comics. The site will no doubt help hundreds of children with access to reading materials at no cost. MoPSEs library is based on Odilo which allows organisations to create libraries from over 3 million pieces of content. […]
Multichoice has announced that SA subscribers will be getting a special bonus as part of their subscription from May until the end of July. The broadcasting company announced that they are partnering with Massive Open Online Course platform Udemy to offer premium subscribers access to 600 courses within the DStv app. As South Africans continue […]
[Wednesday 6 May, 2020] Online education platform, AGRICOLLEGES international, has announced that it will launch a new Joys of Life Skills short course on 18 May 2020. The course is relevant to people from all walks of life and aims to help individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life, at […]
UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. today announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected by COVID-19 continue their education at home. The Learning Passport started off as a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft and the University of Cambridge and its departments Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment, designed to provide education for displaced […]
Muzinda Hub’s expansion isn’t slowing down – after announcing that the technology hub would be launching in Botswana earlier this year, Namibia is up next. We are now in NAMIBIA 🇳🇦! Are you interested in learning how to code AND living in Namibia? Then visit https://t.co/DB60Vsg4Zy to put in your application for 2020 Muzinda Hub […]
At Techzim we believe that you can never know too much, and you can definitely never know it all. That’s the whole point of training and education, right? It’s important to always keep learning. However, we all know that, in general, education and training ain’t cheap. Luckily, there are always companies, institutions, and app developers […]
If you’re one of the many fleeting IT professionals who are unsure of the future of their professional careers, take a step forward and get your first-ever Oracle certification. Why Oracle? Let’s get into details as to why this famous multinational IT corporation is one of the best certification providers of the present time. A […]
Udacity’s free and recently introduced course – Developing Android Apps With Kotlin– comes as a result of a partnership with Google. The Course has a timeline of two months and is listed as an intermediate skill level course. Course structure The course description on Udcacity reads: Learn to architect and develop Android apps in the […]
I am always gushing about Udemy and how awesome it is. Mostly I am talking about the consumer side of things i.e. me enrolling into a course on Udemy and paying them for the privilege. Well there is another side of Udemy where you create a course and get paid instead. Gwinyai Nyatsoka, a Zimbabwean […]
Thanks to a number of local business a lot of Zimbabweans are now aware of the existence of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is in direct contrast to all our Golden years (2009-2015) when sellers jacked up prices prior to the holiday season despite the fact that we were using the US dollar. What’s […]
President Launches An E-Learning Programme, He Hopes Zim Achieves 100% E-Learning Capacity in 5 Years
Yesterday, President Mnangagwa launched an e-learning programme that saw him unveiling 10 e-learning gadgets and equipment (e-learning kits) that were donated by a Rwandan organization called DevTech. E-learning or digital learning was one of a number of instruments that is inscribed in the Vision 2030 manifesto to improve Zimbabwe’s educational sector. Speaking at the launch, Mnangagwa […]