Electronic tutorials: Indonesian experience

Belawati, Tian and Hardhono, A.P. and Darmayanti, Tri and Anggoro, Mohamad Toha Electronic tutorials: Indonesian experience. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2002, vol. 3, n. 1, pp. 1-11. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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As in other developing nations, important concerns surrounding education in Indonesia involve two issues: quantity versus quality. Quality concerns have now been somewhat addressed by the establishment of the Indonesian Open Learning University (Universitas Terbuka) in 1984. The concern for quality, however, has not yet been completely resolved. Learning support, believed to be key for achieving good quality distance education, has been limited. This paper presents the results of two pilot projects that examined tutorials provided via Internet and Fax-Internet technologies. It is a report that also shows that the Universitas Terbuka is faced with both visible and invisible challenges. Visible challenges include limitations in the availability of technology infrastructure and issues of inadequate access, while invisible challenges include the readiness of Indonesian people to adopt and take advantage of new technology for educational purposes. Despite the results of the pilot project, it is suggested that Universitas Terbuka should continue to utilize Internet and Fax-Internet as two of its communication channels with students.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Electronic tutorials; Fax-internet tutorials; Indonesian distance learning; Internet tutorials; Internet; Indonesia Background
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
Depositing user: Imam Budi Prasetiawan
Date deposited: 15 Mar 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11289


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