MOOCs as a Means to Provide Education Equity in Indonesia: An Empirical Study at a Private University of Yogyakarta
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.166How to use a DOI?
- MOOCs, education equity, innovative, open, effective, flexible, less costly
Lack of education equity, especially in higher education level, has become one of the problems which can hinder the development of qualified human resources in Indonesia. Many students cannot pursue their study to higher levels upon accomplishment of their high schools due to several reasons. In responding to such phenomenon, Indonesian government must provide education in tertiary levels which is affordable, flexible, accessible, and open for all citizens. Furthermore, innovation in education is needed to enhance students’ learning quality using informational technology such as internet so that learning is not limited to classroom and time. In this context, Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs offered by universities are potential to become an alternative solution to provide education equity in Indonesia. This study aims to find out the MOOCs production done by Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) as a means to provide education equity in Indonesia. This study employed a descriptive qualitative research design using in-depth interviews and document analyses to collect the data. Four lecturers from UMY were interviewed, and the Rector’s decree and Online Learning Roadmap of UMY were analyzed. The findings show MOOCs as an alternative way to provide education equity in Indonesia which has positive prospects in the future because it is effective and flexible, innovative and open, as well as less costly, so that most of the citizen can join the MOOCs offered by Indonesian higher education. This way, MOOCs becomes an alternative choice for high school graduates to continue their study, and UMY as one of the universities which produce MOOCs has contributed positively to the education equity in Indonesia.
- © 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Sulistiowati AU - Intio Saputeri AU - Eko Purwanti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/01/26 TI - MOOCs as a Means to Provide Education Equity in Indonesia: An Empirical Study at a Private University of Yogyakarta BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 494 EP - 500 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.166 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.166 ID - 2021 ER -