The Center for Education and Training of Human Resources for Environment and Forestry (Environment and Forestry Training Center), working in conjunction with GIZ and Common Sense, a consulting agency with experience in capacity building for digital learning and the creation of learning content, held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Monday, 31 January 2022 which evaluated the implementation of the Learning Management System (LMS). Generally speaking, the LMS software has been designed in order to aid in the creation, distribution, management and delivery of learning content. The FGD was attended by representatives of the Environment and Forestry Training Center, as well as by various Environment and Forestry Training Agencies, who attended the meeting online.
GIZ is assisting the LMS evaluation process based on the many issues that are currently being faced in relation to eLearning development. Other topics that relate to eLearning development, such as software for interactive modules, will be implemented separately. The recent FGD focused on two outputs, namely identifying the challenges faced in relation to assessing the LMS and the improvements that need to be introduced in the future.
“eLearning has been in development since 2014 and to date, the use of the LMS has not been maximized. In this regard, not all training is being effectively transformed into eLearning and it is, therefore, necessary to further review our targets and the number of participants”, explained Mr Erfan Noor Yulian, S.Hut, M.Sc., representative of the LHK HR Training Center, during his speech.
The following important points, among others, were discussed during the FGD:
1. Server conditions, Moodle version used and LMS capacity.
2. The urgent need to integrate the LMS into other software.
3. Conditions of users (digital literacy, devices used to access the LMS, class activity, reporting and oth-ers).
4. Common problems encountered, as well as features that need to be added.
In the wake of the FGD, the Common Sense consultants will recapitulate the results of the discussion and make various recommendations that will be submitted to the Environment and Forestry Human Resources Training Center (Pusdiklat SDM LHK) with an eye on future LMS development.