The Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE) of Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) of Indonesia initiated an online course programme specially designed for the lecturers. It is one of responses from DGHE to prepare the lecturers in organizing their online classes during this pandemic Covid-19. As lecturers are now forced to adapt to the distance learning practices, DGHE in collaboration with universities and institutions provides various online courses with topics related to 3 main themes: Technology, Pedagogy, and Learning Material.
The course materials are prepared to improve the online learning quality conducted by all higher education institutions in Indonesia. Several lecturers from universities who are experts in technology, pedagogy, learning material development, digital learning, and online platforms are invited to share their knowledge.
SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) is also involved in this program, delivering some topics related to technology like Infographic Design and Whiteboard Animation. The first sessions of these two topics were held on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The Infographic Design topic was delivered by Ms Zahrani Balqis (SEAMOLEC Online Learning Management Expert) and the Whiteboard Animation was delivered by Mr Puryanto (SEAMOLEC Digital Media Developer). Almost 500 participants joined in each online session.
Participants are required to register online through this link: spada.kemdikbud.go.id/pages/jadwal-seminar. Topic options and online class schedule are also provided on the link. Registered participants were invited to CISCO WebEx video conference rooms. Participants are eligible to receive e-certificates based on provided requirements. The series of online courses are planned to be conducted until end of July 2020.