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Unqualified teacher’s successful WhatsApp class proves all e-learning should lean on WhatsApp

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 […]


This local e-learning startup is aiming to replace brick & mortar schools

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 […]


Local startup creates a platform where you can teach or learn anything

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 […]


Econet’s Akello expands digital learning offerings across Africa

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 […]


Vambo Academy the latest online African language learning platform

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 ask govt for free data to conduct online classes but is this the solution?

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 […]


Do buy Econet’s eLearning bundles

Why does Econet still have them up on its USSD?


Full Text: Ministry for ICT e-learning strategy

E-learning’s strategy going forward from an ICT perspective.


Only 2864 schools of the nearly 9K in Zim have internet access

Progress is moving at a glacial pace.


POTRAZ measures to facilitate e-learning for rural & underserved communities

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


Has Zim begun the conversation on social justice in the age of digital economies?

Social Justice in the new age of digital economies.


Learning Factory, a multiformat e-learning platform

Learning Factory is an education technology business that is looking to offer O and A Level students with multiformat educational content.


I have been running an eLearning site for six years, here are the lessons I have learned

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

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?


Looking back at e-learning in Zimbabwe in 2020 & what lies ahead in 2021

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.


A review of Smooth Lectures, a science exclusive educational website

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.


Ministry of Education launches digital library with free books

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. […]


DStv Partners With Udemy To Offer Online Courses At No Cost In The DStv App

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 […]


Press Release: A New Life Skills Short Course Administered Online

[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 & Microsoft Launch Global Learning Platform To Help Address COVID-19 Education Gap

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 Expanding To Namibia, First Class In 2020

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 […]


How To Boost Your Skill Set And Earn A Course Certificate Online – For Free

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 […]


Reasons To Pass At Least One Oracle Certification With The Aid Of ExamSnap

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 […]


Google And Udacity Partner To Bring Free Android App Development Course

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 […]


Course Created By A Zimbabwean Attains Best Seller Status On Udemy

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 […]


It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Preferred Udemy Course For $9.99

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 […]