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Advice to Teachers conducting lessons remotely

A lot of WhatsApp groups for delivering tutorials have surfaced recently in the wake of the corona virus pandemic.  This was necessitated by the need to mitigate the effects of keeping schools closed for an extended period of time. Most students were falling behind on their studies before the mushrooming of such WhatsApp groups.
E-learning is not a new phenomenon to Zimbabwe but measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 ,like lockdown and minimizing of gatherings , have seen an upsurge in the number of tutors embracing the internet as a mode of delivering lessons. This article will look at the best  platforms available which teachers can use in their endeavor to continue educating people in these trying times.
In the Zimbabwean context, WhatsApp is likely the first option which comes to many people's minds when they think of distance learning solutions. This is mainly due to the great number of users on the platform. Many, if not all, smartphone owners have WhatsApp installed and also…

How to Get Digital Marketers to Try Out a New Tool

Digital Marketers are everywhere online. There are, however, many ways in which you can easily get their attention and ultimately get them to try a new marketing tool. I will mention only three ways in the following paragraphs.
Already there are some tools which are common among digital marketers, for example, analytic tools like google analytics, social media management tools like Hootsuite, survey tools and SEO tools etc. You need to know more about these tools, especially the most prominent ones.
Once you know about the tools you then have to follow the companies which provide those tools on social media so that you can post comments which are helpful and eventually you will be able to grab the attention of digital marketers as long as your contributions are not spammy.
The other way is to aggressively market your tool on your blog or on social media. Get some testimonials from those digital marketers who have a large following. Word of mouth is powerful.
You can also create a co…

Skills you Need To Become a Successful Blogger

It is not easy to start blogging and earn a living out of it without first mastering some skills. In this article, I will list the three main skills you should possess if you are to become a successful blogger.

1.0 Web Development 
This might sound weird and some people might not agree with me but to avoid frustration and to save money or just to appreciate some services that are available, you need to learn web development. A strong reason, of course, is to save you money, however, there are some free platforms for blogging like Blogger and Wordpress which you can use as a beginner. As you gain traction you might need to migrate to paid platforms where you pay for web hosting as well as templates for your site. This increases your chances of monetizing your content.


2.0 Writing Skills
This is a must-have skill, writing is the essence of blogging. Practise writing so that you can increase traffic to your website and this will also have a positive impact on Search Engine Optimisation (…

How To Upload Files To A Text Area In MyVista

*updated To use embedded files in a text area follow these steps:

 Go to the text area by clicking an assignment submission link.

Click the file icon and upload a file.





To use the file you need to get its URL or link then paste the link in the text area. Many people fail to do this due to the link buttons being grayed out. There are two methods to overcome this problem. The new updated and simple method is to highlight any text in the text area and voila! The link will be now available. 


 The other but difficult method by embedding the file using HTML as shown below.

Before  you can use the above HTML editor ,as in the previous method, first go to the file you uploaded and right click your mouse or long click on the file to copy its link.

Return  to the HTML editor and put an anchor tag which is an HTML expression which embeds a link to an online resource (like your file), as shown below. Simply copy the expression but replace (copied_link) with the actual link you copied and Name …

Egyptian Binary Overview, Algorithm and C program

The Egyptian Binary is a method to calculate the product of two numbers by mainly using addition.
The following is the algorithm

1.0  Start
2.0  Get a,b and sum
    sum=0;
3.0  While a>=1

        3.1.0  If a%2>0

                 3.1.1 Start_If
                 3.1.2 sum=sum+b;
                 3.1.3 End_If

        3.2  a /=2;
             b +=b;

4.0 Display sum
5.0 End

The following is the source code for the C Program.