For this honorable occasion, please allow me share some of my experience and i would like to give my opinion about in developing ICT in Indonesia, from especially Education Innovative Based on ICT in Indonesia about the progress and the plan.
I would likes to share an opinions about the developing of ICT in Indonesia. That is especially the Education Innovative Based On ICT in Indonesia during the progress and the plan.
Nowadays, We cannot avoid from the computer and internet because of the modern life. In fact, our lives have been stimulated by the present of such technology. In Indonesia, ICT is for an education introduced at first on the end of 1990’s. even though, we are still consider ourselves were being late to utilize the technology, especially while compared to the others countries in South East Asia. Our human resources faced even much more basic problems such as English proficiency which widely used in computer technologies, not to mentioned some adequate skill and knowledge on computer basic. So it is the hardest work implementations of ICT educations’ in Indonesia to begin.
Department of National Education realizes that to overcome such problem requires a lot of effort and investment. However, the small step should be taken to start the long journey.
Having realized this, the Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education and Training (Dikmenjur) as one of the office within Ministry of National Education directly related to the use of technology in education, took the initiative to meet up the challenge. The directorate came up with several strategic initiatives that will bring ICT awareness among the education stakeholder. Among the initiatives are the setting up of a mailing list as a medium in communication for all the teachers, principals, students and officials. All the members are encouraged to have individual email address for their identity. Through this initiative, teacher and students must learn such technologies in order to allow them to receive information given by ministry official as well as sharing experience by others fellow educator. Today, the mailing list has about 3600 members since October 5, 1999.
The mailing list experience generated more demands on the need to have a better education and more structures schedule. In cooperation with the leading technology institute in the country, ITB, the directorate signs an agreement to educate the potential teachers to learn and expert more on ICT. Number of teachers has been sent to the institute to pursue some degree in ICT fields. As for the selection, the directorate make announcement only through its mailing list and select them among the active members. The program started in the month of August and September 2000. Later on, more scheduled training was set up in each Technical Education and Development Center that serves as teacher training center to provide training on Technical Support, Help Desk and Web Design.
Later, several active members in the mailing list and graduates from the training program with highly skill and knowledge in computer were assigned as consultant to formulate a strategy to widely use of ICT in education. Their first agenda is how to accelerate the use of internet among vocational high school (SMK) across the country as the main solutions for wide spread geography.
The Dikmenjur together with their ICT Team (formerly Team of Internet Acceleration V1.2) had done several innovation of advance ICT in some field of education. Some of them are as follows:
In the field of human resource development, we have:
1. opened a program of Information Technology on Vocational High School (SMK-TI), which has been implementing on the year of 2000. These programs were done at SMK that have the human resources potential and IT resources sufficient. The students who are willing to get the participant this IT course can joint this after their school times. This course is intended with a 200 hours program and at the last program; the students will attend the examination or test of competences by ITB Bandung.
2. developed a network of school information (JIS) in several cities or regencies start on 2001, this JIS constitute the club of K-12 teachers who are generally having a potential ability in a hardware, software and network fields. In general JIS has own mailing list as a mean of tools for several experiences and discussion about ICT. For this moment, JIS sprout up in several cities, some if they became on embryo program of WAN Kota.
3. implemented 4th Diploma (D4-TI) and 2nd Strata/Master Degree of information technology (S2-TI) crash program. This program were opened on 2002-2004 and followed by SMK’s teachers, which were selected and potential in the field of ICT. D4-TI are implemented on the basic good cooperation with ITS (Technology Institute of November 10th) in Surabaya, where as S2-TI are implemented on the basic good cooperation with the ITB (Technology Institute of Bandung) in Bandung.
4. implemented 4th Diploma of Computer Network Technical (D4-TKJ) and 1st Diploma of Animation (D1-Animasi), these programs were opened on 2003-2006 and followed by SMK’s teachers. These are implemented on the basic good cooperation with the ITB.
Those are what we have done. They have been doing and we are willing to develop it in Indonesia. They are aware that developing education based on ICT should be followed by the goodwill to confess basic rights upon Intellectual Wealth, that is not because there is a pressure from other one, but there is goodwill from us to follow the Republic of Indonesia Regulation Number 19 Year 2002 about the Intellectual Ownership.
They confess that the education of institution belong to those who start doing illegal multiplication of software in Indonesia, so that from the education institution we should stop them seriously, explicitly and systematically. They hope partnership who has existed in good conditions will follow and being a goodness in the field of education. Thank you.