PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) received an award from the Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI) for its dedication in improving teacher competence in Indonesia through Indonesia Digital Learning (IDL) training program, which is consistently implemented since 2014.
The award was given by PGRI Chairman Unifah Rosyidi to Human Capital Management Director of Telkom Herdy R. Harman to the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, and West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, at the ceremony of the 72nd Anniversary PGRI and National Teachers Day 2017 at Patriot Candrabaga Stadium, Bekasi City, Saturday (2/12).
Human Capital Management Director of Telkom Herdy R. Harman said that Indonesia Digital Learning is one of the social responsibility of Telkom as a digital telecommunication company owned by Indonesia which is committed to help advancing the national education through training in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to teachers who cooperated with PGRI.
"Along with the rapid development of ICT, teachers as a key role in teaching and learning activities should have the ability to utilize ICT in a qualified way to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools, so that teachers are expected to contribute to ensure the achievement of student learning competencies. IDL aims to realize digital-based learning in schools so as to create a mutually supportive digital society between schools, teachers, and students. Once again, thanks to PGRI for the cooperation that has been established so far and the appreciation given to Telkom, "said Herdy R. Harman.
"This training program for teachers is set to improve the basic understanding of ICT that has been initiated by Telkom since 2006. But in line with the rapid development and usage of ICT by the community, especially school children, since 2014 Telkom focuses on training teacher specifically to improve the utilization of ICT in schools," added Herdy R. Harman.
For 2017, IDL's program focuses on improving the ability of teachers to utilize ICT to create "1 Million Online Bank Platform" that can assist students in facing the Computer-Based National Exam (UNBK) and facilitate the evaluation of learning outcomes. The online questions that will be collected are a collection of questions from Indonesian teachers who have been validated in accordance with the standard question or the curriculum of education in Indonesia.
For students, the online platform of question bank is expected to help test the knowledge and competency achievement in accordance with national education standard. For the school, the platform of the problem can support the preparation of strategies for improving the learning process. As for the government, the question platform is expected to help mapping the performance of education units in Indonesia, as the basic material for policy making.
The IDL Training 2017 was held in five cities in Indonesia, namely Serang City on November 28-29, Cirebon on 4-5 December, Solo on 7-8 December, Pidi on 12-13 December and Lombok on 14-15 December 2017.
Through the continuous implementation of IDL, Telkom hopes to make a real contribution to the progress of national education in order to improve the nation's competitiveness. This is also in line with the government's commitment to accelerate infrastructure development, followed by human resource development in accordance with behavioral changes in the digital age and global community trends, so as to foster innovation and promote economic growth in Indonesia.