The FTUI Emeritus Institute once again held a Sharing Session with the theme “Impact of the Online System in UI.” This event was held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Makara Room 04 Smart Meeting Room. Emeritus Institute of FTUI is a forum for exchanging ideas for Professors and Lecturers of FTUI and UI who are entering the period of Retirement.
Also attending this event, the Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU, Chair of the FTUI Emeritus Institute, Prof. Djoko Hartanto, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Research and Community Service FTUI, Dr.rer.pol. Romadhani Ardi, S.T., M.T., as well as several Professors and Lecturers from both within FTUI and UI including: Prof. Bambang Suryawan, Prof. Bagio Budiarjo, Prof. Emirhadi Suganda, Prof. Johny Wahyuadi, Dr. Azrar Hadi, Ir. Sukisno, M.Sc., Dr. Djamhari Sirat, Dr. Ellen Tangkudung, Ir. A. Endang Sriningsih, Dr. Elly Tjahjono, Prof. Elly Nurachmah from FIK UI, and Prof. Rio Sofwanhadi from FKUI.
At the beginning of the event was the introduction of the FTUI Dean for the 2022-2026 period, Prof. Heri Hermansyah with the members of the Emeritus Institute conveying their comments and expectations to the new Dean of FTUI. Dean Heri positively welcomed the existence and sharing session of the FTUI Emeritus Institute. “Positive things, which may have never been thought of before and then appear in the discussions from this emeritus later, we will take good and positive ones and try to incorporate them in our future policy.”
“Based on experience, during face-to-face online learning with students, there are many reasons why there are obstacles during online learning. Electrical problem, internet disturbances, computer is slow, and so on. There are also many students who only join online lectures but don’t listen,” said Prof. Elly Nurachmah. Prof. Elly also found many test results with the same answers as well as forgeries of student sick letters. She then suggested the need for clear and firm rules regarding this online learning.
From the problems presented by Prof. Elly, Prof. Hadi and Prof. Djoko gave a response that might be a solution to the problems that have been submitted. Prof. Hadi said that to test students’ understanding of the material presented, he always assigned his students to write resumes after completing lectures and the resumes were assessed. Meanwhile, prof. Djoko shared his experience regarding exam problems. Prof. Djoko told how he held exams into three types, namely 1 hour written exams, journal presentations, and oral exams to really test the students’ knowledge.
Another thing that is also a concern is that the problems of online learning can originate from the lecturers. There are students who submit complaints in the form of they feel that there are lecturers who seem to have no intention of teaching. It is also necessary to pay attention to the competence of lecturers in delivering teaching, namely how to invite lecturers to have a great desire to share knowledge with their students.
“One possible solution is to hold online teaching technique training for all lecturers. If it is possible, later this training will not only be for FTUI lecturers but also cover the entire UI, no need to be required, “said Prof. Djoko.
The Emeritus Institute discussed both the subject matter and the solution for two hours. The meeting which started at 10 am finally ended at 12 o’clock, with the final result next week there will be a discussion regarding the procurement of online teaching training via zoom for lecturers.
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