Quoting from REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim emphasized that the SARS-CoV2 (Covid-19) corona virus pandemic in the country forced Teaching and Learning Activities (KBM) in class to be eliminated. Even though students are now learning from home, this does not mean that teaching and learning activities are carried out 100 percent online. airserver cracked
Therefore, he asked teachers and students to adapt to learning using an online system. On the one hand, the Minister emphasized that learning from home does not mean that it is 100 percent implemented using an online system . The collection of assignments can be done in other ways, for example by means of delivery, pick-up, sending or student assignments in the form of essays sent via email. He also added that this system also forced teachers who were not technology-savvy to try it and dare to get out of their comfort zone with their conventional habits.
In higher education, almost all Indonesian people know that the Open University as a state university is capable of pioneering the application of online learning systems. The Open University at the age of 36 has now succeeded in proving that by implementing an online -based distance learning system it is able to reach the education of the nation’s children to all corners of the country and even abroad. In the midst of the emergence of the Covid-19 outbreak which is currently sweeping the world, including Indonesia, the Open University can be used as an example to make higher education technology literate. In that sense, starting from the learning system until the exam is carried out online.
The Health Polytechnic of the Ministry of Health Tanjungpinang as an institution that provides professional service education for health workers which was formed based on the Minister of Health Regulation No.1988 / MENKES / PER / IX / 2011 dated 27 September 2011 while not wanting to be left behind by what the Open University has done. Long before the emergence of the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia, the Tanjungpinang Ministry of Health Poltekkes had provided training to all lecturers to practice the online learning system. Virtual Learning Poltekkes Kemenkes (VILEP) is an e-learning service portalat the Health Polytechnic of the Ministry of Health (Poltekkes Kemenkes) which is integrated under the coordination of the Health HR Education Center, the PPSDM Health Agency. As said by a lecturer in computer application and information technology courses, Hemat Junaedi, M.Kom. He is at the Poltekkes Campus of the Ministry of Health Tanjungpinang teaching environmental health, nursing and midwifery study programs. During the covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia, the lecture process at the campus hardly experienced any technical problems. Even students of the Poltekkes Kemenkes Tanjungpinang as part of the millennial generation are very enthusiastic about the application of the online learning system. Even students who are in Natuna district as the farthest participants can be connected because the area can be reached with a broad-based network. But said the owner lecturerJunandersan YouTube channel , there are still a few non-technical obstacles that sometimes arise during the implementation of online learning. For example, when it rains and lightning causes the network to break down and the sound is not clear.
At the secondary education level in the Riau Islands Province, it is also trying to be responsive and adaptive to the direction of the Ministry of Education through the Riau Islands Provincial Education Office, which is chaired by Dr. Muhd. Dali, MM. Even though the world and Indonesia are mourning the Covid-19 disaster, the world of education must not stop innovating. According to the information submitted by Suhono, S.Pd, the Principal of SMK Negeri 1 Gunung Kijang through the WhatsApp network to the author. According to him, almost all SMA and SMK in Riau Islands Province are implementing an online learning system. With online learning, this provides a challenge for teachers to be more active in studying technology and of course also supported by literacy skills. As has been done by SMA Negeri 1 Tanjungpinang under the leadership of Dr. Imam Syafi’i, S.Pd, M.Si. All teachers at the school are given intensive training on how to use online media in carrying out the learning process in virtual classrooms. Through the LMS SMAN 1 Tanjungpinang application, all teachers can create learning material content in the form of power points and others and upload it to the application. Keep referring to the syllabus and RPP (Learning Implementation Plan), the teacher begins to make assignment material in the form of essays or paper assignments with a high enough student thinking domain. In accordance with the specified time limit and everything has been automatically programmed by the LMS application system, students provide feedback by uploading assignments according to their respective subjects. Based on the explanation from the science teacher who declined to be named. The results of the online learning achievement report with 174 students were active (logged in) and submitted assignments on time as many as 170 people. Thus a number of ± 98 percent of students successfully participate actively in online learning systems. While the rest are not yet active due to signal / network constraints and so on. As educators, of course there will still be a mentoring process, especially for students who are not yet active so that in the future it will reach 100 percent. For students who live in remote island areas, there needs to be a separate policy in accordance with the direction of the Minister of Education. Even though during covid-19 students studied at home and teachers taught from home using an online system,face to face with the teacher. Of course, keep a distance of 2 (two) meters and wear a mask in accordance with the appeal from the Government.
The author as an education practitioner in the Riau Islands Province always prays that God Almighty will immediately end the Covid-19 outbreak so that all aspects of life will run normally again. To all the people of the Riau Islands Province, it is hoped that they will continue to comply with the appeal of the local government to continue to carry out physical and social distancing in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia.
Written by: TOTOK HARYANTO, SE., MM (Educational Practitioner)