Tuesday, October 22
11:15-11:35 AM
Las Vegas Ballroom 4

Strengthening Institution Capacity in Elementary Teacher Education in Indonesia: The ICT Utilization in HYLITE Program

Brief Paper ID: 40398
  1. Adie Yusuf

Abstract: For universities to fulfill their role as incubators of knowledge and for elementary, secondary and tertiary students to acquire and use knowledge in the 21st century, they need to be connected with the world through ICT. To overcome the problem of restricted bandwidth and high cost internet access, Ministry of National Education has developed cooperation with Indonesian Telecommunication Company (Telkom) to offer JARDIKNAS programs for school communities. In fact, ICT has been utilized in schools even though relatively small in numbers. At present, in Indonesia there is a program for Elementary Teacher Education called HYLITE. The HYLITE program is an in-service teacher training program especially for elementary school teachers in Indonesia which is called PGSD program, to improve their qualifications from Diploma-2 to Strata-1 level, conducted through ICT-based distance learning mode. This paper will describe the condition of six institutions offering the HYLITE program, in term of the ICT readiness and utilization, in attempt to reach the goal of 80% ICT literacy by the lecturers. Keyword: ICT, ICT utilization, ICT readiness, HYLITE in-service teacher upgrading program,

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