Pandemic pushing creation of engaging learning content: academic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led universities to collaborate with one another to design interesting learning content for students, Indonesia Open University Rector, Prof. Ojat Darojat, has said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up opportunities for universities, schools, governments, and telecommunications companies to work together to bring engaging online learning and content to students,” Darojat noted at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Leadership Summit 2022 here on Friday. During a panel discussion on how colleges are facing global crises, Darojat shared his experience of leading open and…

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There are still high schoolers who cannot afford college: ministry

To this day, there are high school graduates who cannot pursue higher education due to the high cost involved, an official from the Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Ministry has said. “Education cost has become one of the challenges for people who wish to enter college,” Head of the Financing Service Center of the ministry Abdul Kahar noted here on Thursday. “However, the prevalence of university scholarship for bachelor’s degree has become their hope to continue formal education,” he said. There are still high school graduates who possess academic talent,…

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Condemning Holocaust Denial, General Assembly Adopts Resolution Urging Development of Educational Programmes to Prevent Genocide Acts among Future Generations

Delegates also Postpone Fifth United Nations Least Developed Countries Conference Rejecting and condemning Holocaust denial, the General Assembly urged Member States today to develop educational programmes that will inculcate future generations with the lessons of the atrocity to prevent acts of genocide. Adopting a draft resolution titled “Holocaust denial” (document A/76/L.30) without a vote, the 193-member organ also urged Member States and social media companies to take active measures to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial or distortion in cyberspace.  “L.30”, tabled jointly by Israel and Germany, was cosponsored by more…

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100-percent offline schooling again implemented in 28 Jakarta schools

Some 28 schools in Jakarta have again begun implementing the 100-percent capacity face-to-face learning (PTM) after being closed down ever since COVID-19 cases were found, Jakarta’s Deputy Governor, Ahmad Riza Patria, stated. “To this day, 28 schools have again started conducting PTM. Some 15 schools are still closed,” he noted at the Jakarta City Hall on Wednesday. Earlier, 45 schools had stopped conducting 100-percent capacity PTM after 72 people were exposed to COVID-19, he noted. Out of these 72 people, 67 were students followed by two educators and three education…

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National curriculum to be reviewed in 2024: ministry

The national curriculum will be reviewed in 2024, Head of the Educational Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment Agency of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) Anindito Aditomo has said. “The national curriculum policy will be reviewed in 2024 based on evaluations during the learning recovery period,” he said during a working meeting with Commission X of the House of Representatives (DPR), which was accessed online from here on Wednesday. According to Aditomo, before the pandemic, schools in Indonesia implemented the 2013 Curriculum. Then, from 2020 to 2021 amid the…

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Two schools in West Jakarta suspend face-to-face learning

Two elementary schools in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta, are suspending 100-percent face-to-face classes after some teachers tested positive for COVID-19. “If I am not mistaken, two elementary schools have been closed. They are SD Tanjung Duren Selatan 01 and 05,” Chief of the West Jakarta Education and Educators’ Section II Masduki stated on Tuesday. Masduki did not divulge details on when the two schools were closed. However, he emphasized that school must be closed for five days if any of its teachers or students had been found to be exposed…

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