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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 […]

You May Think You Don’t Need Another Qualification But You Probably Do, Consider This One

Job search has become a nightmare these days. Mainly because most recruiters now require extra skills apart from industry specific skills. Sometime back I was chatting to  a lady from an elevator repairing company and she was looking for an engineer with a marketing background! Gone are the days of specializing in one field and […]

LearnersTab Aims To Take e-Learning Offline And That’s A Great Idea

Many e-Learning solutions have been proposed but one of the biggest problems that are specific to the African market is that of costs. The cost of data to access information is a problem that has existed for the longest of times and one of the major reasons why, even today, e-learning still has a hard […]

Master Programming For Only $12 With Udemy

Okay there are five things certain in life: death, you paying your taxes, the cash crisis, Trump tweeting controversial things every week and me writing another cheerleader Udemy article. I love personally love and use Udemy and that has nothing to do with the fact that they give us kickbacks every time we make a […]

Mytutorzim Is An e-Learning Platform That Aims To Connect Students And Tutors For Online Extra Lessons

Many parents are constantly looking for a way to best empower their kids and at times this empowerment takes the form of one on one tutoring with a goal to optimize a child’s grades. Would you be excited if I told you that soon it will be possible for your child to take their tutoring […]

Broaden Your Skills With These Udemy Courses: Very Limited Ecocash/ZIPIT Offer Available

They say you only stop learning when you die; that is assuming there is no life after death of course. One of the most popular habit of successful people from Strive Masiiya to the now reviled Mark Zuckerberg is that they never really stop learning and assimilating new skills. Udemy offers such a learning opportunity […]

Coders And Aspiring Coders, Here Are 12 Development Courses To Get You Started On Skillshare

Skillshare is an e-learning website like Udemy that allows you to enrol in short courses for a single monthly payment of just $10 a month. Unlike Udemy this is a subscription based payment, once you pay the $10/month you can go crazy and feast on the buffet of available courses. Even greater news, the first […]

Learn With Skillshare: The First Two Months Are Free

People are always asking me for a Udemy alternative, well Skillshare is one such alternative. The site allows you to enrol in short courses on a number of topics and categories crafted by gurus in their categories just like with Udemy. The good news is that the first two months are free to our Techzim […]

You Can Still Get Udemy Courses For $11 Or Using Ecocash

A lot of people apparently took advantage of the $9.99 Udemy offer from last week but if you were for some reason unable there is no need to despair: You can still enrol into a Udemy course of your choosing for $10.99 or Ecocash $15 (see below for details). What the heck is Udemy? A […]

Get These Udemy Courses For Only $9.99, Limited Ecocash Offer Available

I have written many gushing articles on how awesome I think Udemy is. Like all things Udemy is not perfect in the same way no school or product is but I have to say it is a pretty awesome way to acquire life skills. Anyway Udemy are having a promotion where you can buy their […]

HIT Students Demonstrate For Wi-Fi

Yesterday, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) students held a protest to its administration for lack of wi-fi amongst other many things. Students reported that there they lack wi-fi access in their hostels and when they go to lecture rooms it will be limited. The backlash was in the background that students are having to pay […]

Only 4% Of Adults In Zimbabwe Can ‘Copy And Paste’ Files: Worrying

This may come as surprise for many to know that as much as 96% of adults in Zimbabwe cannot ‘copy and paste’ files. In human-computer interaction, ‘copy and paste’ is used to transfer data from one area to another area. These worrying figures are according to the 2018 Global Education Monitoring Report Gender Review. This […]

Expand Your Repertoire With These Udemy Courses

In Shona there is a famous proverb: Kudzidza hakuperi. While it is often translated as “Learning never stops”, which is a statement, I often think of it as more of an imperative: Learning should never stop. This is Gospel to those in the ICT field The ICT field is an ever-changing kaleidoscope and if you want to […]

Get a Lifetime Of Programming Skills For Only $12

TLDR Udemy is running another of it’s endless promotions. For $12 (Ecocash $16, see below for details) you can get lifetime access to a course of your choice. The U.S and its many holidays The U.S is one of those places where people seem to have public holidays every other day. We all have Easter, […]

Google Teaching Machine Learning and AI For FREE

Google is now offering an Introductory course on Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning(ML) for free on its new Learn With AI site. Google hopes the site will be a hub of information for AI and ML. The site is intended to be a resource for everyone from beginners to advanced researchers. Google claims the site […]

Udemy Is Running A Month Long Promotion This February

I still remember the first time I tried to learn programming. I was a University accounting student with a passion for everything ICT and I had finally decided to learn Java. After consulting the classifieds I ended up in some rundown downtown college where they promised me I would be a Java ninja in 3 […]

Acquire and enhance your skills with Udemy for $11, A Limited Offer To Pay Using EcoCash Is Available

So a lot of people got in touch with me after they missed the Udemy new year promotion. It’s January and everyone is running around trying to look for money for rent/rates, school fees, bread, transport/fuel and about a million other things. A discount is always welcome news. Update Please note while the promotion is […]

Start the year on a high with these $10.99 Udemy courses

An offer you cannot resist Currently Udemy is running a new year promotion that will allow you to enroll into any course for $10.99. Before I start rambling please know that for a limited time I am offering a select number of people the opportunity to pay for a Udemy course using Ecocash. Please check […]

PRESS RELEASE: Econet’s Muzinda Hub to train 1 million developers in Africa by 2022

Econet wireless’s Muzinda Hub has signed an all Africa exclusive agreement with Treehouse, the number one global online training platform for coding. Treehouse offers a variety of programming languages and is also a Google certified training partner for Android app development. The partnership will see Muzinda Hub set training targets of 200 thousand developers a […]

School-type sciences were not for Phillip, the unconventional maker

So we usually get emails of people doing things out there, pitching ideas and all of that sort. And to be fair it’s usually the same sort of stuff we see everywhere. But once in awhile you find just that one person that just has an original take on things. From the title you might […]

Want to study IT online at a cheap price? Check out Habenerd

How about having online IT courses that fit the Zimbabwean context? This is particularly important when the courses go on to teach you on how to make money through the attained skills since this part is highly dependent on context. HabeNerd school is an initiative by Abel Moyo, who is the CEO of HabeLite, an IT […]

Google launches Mobile Web Specialist certification – an option for web devs to gain more credibility

Google recently launched a new certification called Mobile Web Specialist. The certification will allow people who are either learning web development or already established to gain an accreditation certificate from Google by taking the required exam. Anyone with the necessary knowledge, hardware and US$99 can take the Mobile Web Specialist certification exam as it is […]

Wagona Maths – a new e-learning platform that wants to help your kids improve their math skills

Wagona Maths is an e-learning platform that supports the teaching and learning of mathematics in Zimbabwe and throughout the world. The e-learning platform was built by a maths teacher called Rex Ndengeya and his team. It will offer content on ZIMSEC, IGCSE core and extended maths for students to learn. Why an e-learning platform for […]

Portable Cloud – A forgotten device from Stanford University makes it’s way to Zimbabwe

Simon to the left in picture with his team member You might be wondering what device… Okay, let’s talk about that first. Portable Cloud is the name of the device. It is a small box packed with some capable tech inside to allow offline distribution of content. Locally, not everyone can connect to the Internet […]

Learn how to code at ‘Coding day’ in Bulawayo.

Learning to code is important. I mean it only makes sense considering how digital we have become (and continue to become). In light of this, HabeNerd, an online IT learning platform, will be conducting an event dubbed ‘Coding day’ on the 18th of August at the Bulawayo club (8th ave and fort street). HabeNerd has […]

A new way to learn through exploration in Virtual Reality

The experience that I had with getting started viewing virtual reality was really good. And if you read that article, you know that it left me wondering whether there were use cases for Virtual Reality in other areas of our lives, especially education. So I went on the hunt for some VR experiences that I’d […]

Econet’s Ruzivo e-learning platform adds Ordinary level content

The Ruzivo e-learning platform has been making some noise in the online learning spaces and drawing mixed feelings from people. However, ever since it was zero-rated for Econet users and had other subjects added onto it, the feelings tend to be aggregating towards positive – I mean free always flies right? As had always been in the […]

5 reasons why you should participate in the Google Digital Skills Training program

I’m pretty sure one way or the other, you’ve heard about the digital skills training that Google has been conducting throughout Africa. Over the last two days, there has been talk on how the initiative has finally reached Zimbabwe. In light of this, I thought it important for me to just give you simple reasons […]

Econet makes changes to e-learning platform Ruzivo; adds Shona, Ndebele & other subjects & content is free

Plans to hack that away now suggests that perhaps users aren’t cosying up to it even though Econet has said “thousands” of users are signing up. If that’s the case, it would be a damper for Econet which needs all the Over the Top services revenues it can get as a telecoms operator.