The development of information and communication technology has had a significant impact on several aspects of people’s lives. One of them is in the aspect of education. People can easily get knowledge or insight from the internet. The number of sources spread on the internet allows the community to access them via smartphones or gadgets.
And now Indonesia is faced with the challenges of the 4.0 industrial revolution era. Not only the economic, social and technological sectors, but the education sector now inevitably has to adapt to this era. This development has begun to be used by several universities in Indonesia in the implementation of their education programs. These programs are known as online lecture programs or e-learning / online learning systems .
Online lectures themselves can be understood as formal education organized by tertiary institutions where students and instructors (lecturers) are in separate locations so that it requires an interactive telecommunication system to connect the two and the various resources needed in it.
And currently the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education is also working on the implementation of this new lecture method to be maximized in universities (PT) in Indonesia.
Advantages of Online Lecture
Who can join the online college program? All levels of society everywhere in Indonesia can participate in this program. For example, a high school graduate who wants to study at a favorite college located outside the island. However, due to a condition, he could not leave the house. With this program, high school graduates can continue to attend lectures without leaving home. So that it can save time and effort from students.
Technological developments allow lectures in classrooms to be accessed at home. Two-way communication in online lecture programs between lecturers and students will be better because of the increasing choice of communication media available. Many communication media allow lecturers to give lectures directly via video conference or recording. And also, in the next process, students can play the video or recording over and over again as learning material if there is material that is difficult to understand.
Students who take online courses can save more time and effort. So that the remaining time and energy can be used for other things outside lecture hours. For example, it can be used to work or start a business. This can be done because basically the lecture period is not just a matter of learning lecture material. College periods can also be used to explore potential or skills in various fields other than academics.
Preparation of Online Learning Systems
For the preparation of an online learning system, universities have to make a lot of preparations, such as revitalization and improvement, both in terms of infrastructure, infrastructure and resources.
Indeed, to face the digital era, it must be done as quickly as possible because technology cannot be stopped. Preparations that must be prepared by the college include:
One of the things that must be prepared by universities is infrastructure, such as platforms and tools used by universities in conducting online lectures, and one of the most important aspects of facilities is campus data and information that must be conveyed well to educators and those who are educated.
If in an era that is currently entering the 4.0 industrial revolution, there are still problems in the distribution of information that are hindered due to problems in systems that are not yet able to be owned by an educational institution which are not very good, the steps that can be chosen are by utilizing cloud technology in implementing information systems in the agency environment. your education.
2. Good human resources
To take advantage of the online lecture program, of course the campus must prepare human resources who know about the system to be used, such as preparing the platform to be used for online lectures, and also preparing the person in charge of the material to be used in online lectures and also preparing for other needs.
Accreditation is also one of the factors that must be prepared, because with accreditation the quality of higher education will be trusted by prospective freshmen, if the study program is still accredited C, of course those who will register in the online lecture program will hesitate and still rethink to register on your campus.
This online lecture is indeed a lecture solution that can save time and energy for both students and lecturers. Hopefully this article helps colleagues in starting the steps for using online college programs.