On 1st of November 2015 the Center for Education and Training of Human Resources for Environment and Forestry (CFET) launched its first Blended Learning Training. This new training delivery method combines Online Learning with traditional face-to-face training. One of the advantages of Blended-Learning is to significantly reduce the time staff has to be out of the workplace. Nevertheless the participants are able to learn with high quality learning material and discuss online with trainers. Participants can access the material, discussion forums and chats through the newly designed Online Learning Management System “Moodle” (http://www.elearning.pusdiklathut.org). Moodle is like a virtual classroom, where participants can concentrate on the theoretical learning content but also reflect on their areas of responsibility
A special feature of this Blended Training is the fact that it is implemented jointly by 3 regional forestry training centers. Thousands of kilometers away from each other, trainers from Kalimantan (Samarinda), Sumatra (Pekanbaru) and East Nusa Tenggara (Kupang) can now meet online to facilitate the learning processes of the participants. Trainer and Online Tutor, Dr. Agus Setiawan, “We are so excited about this pilot training and thankful that GIZ FORCLIME supports us in the Blended Learning training development and implementation.” FORCLIME Strategic Area 5 has been assisting CFET, the regional forestry training centers and forestry vocational schools with the implementation of E-Learning since September 2014.
To mainstream Blended Learning successfully, the Center for Education and Training of Human Resources for Environment and Forestry (CFET) in Bogor has scheduled two additional new Blended Learning Trainings for the upcoming month. “REDD+ and Climate Change” and “Collaboration Management” will be offered to gain further experience with that new training delivery method and to proof its upscaling potentials to deliver high quality training to a large number of forestry staff in Indonesia and potentially in the ASEAN region.