“Offering E-Learning seems to be a huge opportunity to us”, Peter Reger from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) enthusiastically resumes. The Center for Forestry Education and Training (CFET) and GIZ FORCLIME were delighted to be able to share their experiences with the KADIN Business Helpdesk on 12th of June 2015 in Jakarta. Since September 2015, FORCLIME’s Strategic Area “Human Capacity Development” supports CFET with the implementation of E-Learning. Building on numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, this computer-based learning approach is also gaining importance for other GIZ supported institutions such as the Training Center for Geology. Sulamith Kastl from the BGR Georisk Project notes: “We think it is a great opportunity to learn from the experiences of another training institution here in Indonesia. This allows us to better understand the options and challenges have been faced by the colleagues in Bogor”
Currently CFET is very active in developing three trainings using a blended learning approach which is a combination of E-learning and classic training approaches: 1) REDD+ and Climate Change, 2) Development of Collaboration in Forest Management Units and 3) Mapping of forest land tenure based conflicts via rapid land tenure assessment methods. The development is a joint activity of all 7 regional forestry training centers (BDK). All three trainings will have an online phase to introduce important knowledge and prepare the face to face training (f2f). Through discussion on the Learning Management System (Moodle) as well as first field activities, the f2f training enables participants to build competencies according to the demands on field level. The pilot project will be conducted in October 2015. Therefore Moodle has to be set up accordingly, the online modules have to be developed and the online facilitation has to be planned. To enrich these E-Learning competencies, 50 persons from CFET and BDK are currently involved in an online training from June until August 2015. During this online training space will be given to improve the E-Learning modules and to discuss challenges as well as open questions.
One open question will be tackled jointly by GIZ-Programs and other Indonesian-German projects, in which people are currently working on the implementation of E-Learning in governmental institutions in Indonesia. There needs to be a discussion with the State Administration Agency (LAN), as the authority in charge, which regulations for state training institutions, that use E-Learning, are available or need to be issued.
“We think the joint cooperation of Indonesian GIZ-Programs is a great possibility to upscale our E-Learning activities with our partners”, says Anne-Cathrin Vonarx, Development Adviser for Human Capacity Development. Cooperation partners are the Training Center for Geology, supported by the BGR Georisk Project, the Training Centers of the Ministry of Social Affairs, which is supported by the GIZ Social Protection Programme, as well as the Training Centers for the Ministry of Finance, which is supported by GIZ TRANSFORMASI.“With these efforts we want to contribute to the sustainability and efficiency of GIZ in Indonesia”, Edy Marbyanto, Manager of the Strategic Area “Human Capacity Development adds.
For further information, please contact Anne-Cathrin Vonarx, Strategic Area “Human Capacity Development” FORCLIME