So what is Zibuza.net?
At Zibuza.net, we believe that teachers are the heartbeat of our nation!
Our online professional learning community (PLC) aims to elevate the status of teachers in South Africa by providing professional development, support and teacher appreciation.
We provide teachers with access to a wide range resources that support high-quality learning. Zibuza.net improves lesson delivery by providing teachers access to quality resources like lesson plans, classroom activities, tools and applications to be more productive and efficient. We leverage technology to improve performance by enabling a professional learning community that is socially driven. These interactions are used to calculate where value is created and also quantify demand, whereby we match corporate sponsors to fund premium content for teachers, thus bridging the digital divide.
Zibuza.net aims to transform training and professional development. Teachers can access courseware and collaborate with peers and professionals to continuously refine and enhance their personal and professional growth over time. Our platform was the first digital platform to be endorsed by SACE and teachers can earn up to 8x Continuous Teacher Professional Development (CPTD) points annually for participating and contributing Zibuza.net. We are also pioneering the way forward with the SACE and 3rd party providers to deliver online CPTD for teachers. Quantitative and qualitative data is used to support and develop teachers to ensure they accumulate the required 150 CPTD points within a 3-year period.
Is it possible to reinvent the recruitment process? Zibuza.net uses Reputation Points linked to a teacher’s profile based on their social interactions, which in turn is used to showcase top sharing teachers based on their participation and contributions to the community. We leverage this data to recognise and reward teachers, and can extend this to schools for recruitment drives. Beyond this, the data can be integrated into existing loyalty programmes that corporate’s run to unlock value for teachers. These benefits could span reduced bank fees, retail discounts, mobile vouchers, better car finance rates. Our goal is to elevate the profession of teaching in society to attract, recognise and reward the best people into the profession.
Organisations and Institutions can upload resources, send targeted messages and collect RSVPs for events and courses. Valuable feedback can be obtained from attendees reviewing events, courses and resources. It is also an ideal opportunity for institutions to gather information for CPTD points to be allocated as appropriate.
There are also great prospects for organisations to present special offers or services to a targeted audience, either through direct messaging or by sponsored posts in the feed.
Institutions can advertise employment capabilities within certain parameters, and be matched with suitable candidates who may be looking for new teaching opportunities.
Zibuza.net was 1 of 15 Misk Grand Challenge winners by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be recognized as a world-changing idea for its potential to revolutionize education . There were an incredible 2,900 entries from 148 countries.
Zibuza.net won the Country award for Best and most innovative Edtech solution in the 2018 World Summit Awards.
So what are you waiting for? Join Zibuza today and start networking!