More than 25 government and private institutions followed the invitation to the 1st national meeting on E-learning for training institutions on 6 and 7 August 2015. The meeting was initiated by the HR Training Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (CFET) and GIZ FORCLIME, targeting institutions that already use E-learning as a training method or plan to do so in future.
Speakers from the Open University, Lemhanas, Pusdiklat BPKP , the HR Training Center of Environment and Forestry, PT Telkom and the Common Sense consultancy, provided insight into their respective organisational E-Learning strategies, the workflows and curricula.
In the following discussion around challenges and opportunities for E-learning, the around 80 participants agreed: “We all are in the same boat – so let’s work together”. The most important issue identified was facing the high demand for professional human capacity development trainings in Indonesia, making E-Learning and/or Blended Learning an exceptional opportunity for training institutions. The consensus was, however, that it is also a complex task for training institutions to develop state-of-the-art E-Learning programmes and manage learning processes appropriately.
To support and improve the implementation of E-Learning programmes on a national level, it was agreed to request the help of the responsible institutions to provide:
- certification and accreditation policies and regulations,
- budgetary policy,
- fast internet connection across Indonesia,
- professional human resources development for E-Learning development and implementation in Indonesia and the ASEAN region
Participants finally decided to join their forces with the foundation of a national E-Learning Network, as a forum for sharing experiences and joint activities on e-learning development.