PGRI Honor for Telkom Indonesia Digital Learning Encourages Teachers´ Competence Improvement in ICT Sector

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 , 12:00:00 WIB - Advertorial

President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (right), is seen congratulating Telkom Director of Human Capital Management, Herdy R. Harman (left), after he received an honor for Indonesia Digital Learning (IDL) program carried out by Telkom since 2014 in the 72nd Anniversary of PGRI and National Teachers´ Day in 2017 at Patriot Candrabaga Stadium, Bekasi, Saturday (2/12).

Jakarta, 4 December 2017 – PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) is seen accepting an honor from Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI) for their dedication in improving teachers’ competence in Indonesia through Indonesia Digital Learning (IDL) program that’s been developed since 2014. The honor was given by the General Chairman of PGRI, Unifah Rosyidi, to Telkom Director of Human Capital Management, Herdy R. Harman, and witnessed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy, and Jawa Barat Governor Ahmad Heryawan, in the 72nd Anniversary of PGRI and the 2017 National Teachers’ Day at Patriot Candrabaga Stadium, Bekasi, Saturday (2/12).

Telkom Director of Human Capital Management, Herdy R. Harman, said that Indonesia Digital Learning program is a form of Telkom’s social responsibility as Indonesian digital telecommunications company that commits to support the national education through Information a& Communication Technology workshop for teachers who work together with PGRI.

"As ICT develops rapidly, teachers as the key role in studying and teaching activity must be capable of using ICT professionally to improve the quality of studying and teaching activities in schools, so teachers are expected to present digital-based learning in schools so they can develop the digital society that supports all schools, teachers, and students. Once again, thank you to PGRI for the cooperation and the appreciation given to Telkom," Herdy R. Harman said.

"Workship program for teachers to improve their teaching soft skills and basic ICT understanding has been started since 2006. However, the rapid development of ICT and its usage by the society, particularly student, Telkom focuses on the teachers training since 2014 to improve the usage of ICT in teaching and studying activity in schools, and the program is called Indonesia Digital Learning," Herdy R. Harman said.

In 2017, IDL program focuses on improving teachers’ skill in using ICT to make an online platform that stores millions of test questions that could help students in facing computer-based national test (UNBK) and help with study result evaluation. The online questions are from Indonesian teachers, and it’s been validated according to the standards or Indonesian education curriculum.

The online platform is expected to help students in testing their knowledge and competence according to the national education standards. The platform can also help schools in setting strategy to improve studying process. The platform is also expected to help the government in mapping the education performance in Indonesia as a basis for making policies.

IDL 2017 workshop is held in five cities in Indonesia, it’s held in Serang on November 28-29, Cirebon on December 4-5, Solo on December 7-8, Pidi on December 12-13 and Lombok on December 14-15, 2017.

Teachers who participate in IDL 2017 will be nominated in My Teacher My Hero 2017 program. The program is an appreciation from Telkom to all teachers in Indonesia who have implemented digital learning.

Through IDL program, Telkom hopes they could contribute to the national education development to strengthen the national competitiveness. The program aligns with the government’s commitment in accelerating infrastructure development, that will be followed by human resources development according to the changing behavior in the digital era and global society trend, so they could grow innovations and support the economic growth in Indonesia.