During the social distancing period of Covid-19, Indonesia Government applied an emergency policy for its citizens to stay at home for 14 days starting from March 16, 2020, the period could be prolonged if needed. The schools and universities are closed, and students are being sent home during the period for their own health and safety. This condition forced teachers and lecturers to design alternative learning methods to make sure students can continue their learning at home.
SEAMOLEC Mini Lecture Series (SMILES), an online course specially designed for educators, provides simple and ready-to-use materials including strategies and tips in designing online learning, among others:
1. The Concept of Online Learning
2. SEAMOLEC E-learning/Learning Management System Platforms
3. Managing Documents
4. Video Conference
SMILES is held in 3 days (March 18-20, 2020) using WebEx application for its video conference sessions, and it was participated by 70 participants. Due to a great number of requests received by the Centre, the programme was considered held the 2nd batch on the following week, March 25-27, 2020 and participated by around 400 participants. All materials and recording sessions were available to be downloaded at this link: bit.ly/seamolec_smiles at the News & Update tab.
As the follow up of this programme, SEAMOLEC provides several alternatives of e-learning platforms to be used by the teachers, such as: SEAMOLEC MOOC, Open Educational Resources (OER) Hub, Sumber Belajar (learning resources), SEAMOLEC Learning Management System (SIAJAR), SEAMOLEC E-learning, Google Drive, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and BigBlueButton. Additional service was also added by providing 2 helpdesk numbers (for chat only) to assist the teachers in using the mentioned platforms