Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Education. Semarang Early Childhood Research and Education Talks (SECRET 2018)

Digital World: Case Study from Universitas Terbuka’s MOOCs Parenting Course

Authors
Siti Aisyah, Dian Novita, Della Raymena Jovanka
Corresponding Author
Siti Aisyah
Available Online November 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.20How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Digital World, MOOCs, Parenting, Open Educational Resources, Universitas Terbuka
Abstract
MOOCs is a new way of learning for Indonesian citizen as it enables universities and institutions to share their best knowledge to everyone. This paper aims to describe Universitas Terbuka’s (UT) efforts to provide a solution in the limited access and quality of education by providing various free courses to public through MOOCs, especially in Parenting field. MOOCs is an online course that is open and can be followed by unlimited number of participants. Because of its unlimited, MOOCs can provide an opportunity to anyone around the world to interact with each other. Interactions can occur among participants from around the world and the teachers. Two major problems of education in Indonesia consist of: first, the access of the course that includes the availability and affordability. The second issue is about the teacher’s limitation, infrastructure, and good governance. Advances in technology and innovation in information technology area has brought an ubiquitous phenomenon which is required in the world of education, can be obtained instantly, without having to build physical infrastructure of the school. This phenomenon has been utilized by many countries, including Indonesia, to provide educational services in massive, open to anyone, as long as they have access to the Internet. Through Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), individuals can join any courses without having to enroll as student in a university or institution. UT’s MOOCs in Parenting topic was launched on March 13, 2016 as part of a global movement “Open Education Week”. For UT, MOOCs program is one of realization of its mission to build a culture of lifelong learning. In addition, MOOCs is an opportunity to introduce UT to the wider community with the provision of free quality knowledge. MOOCs of UT are now still using Bahasa, considering that until now they are dedicated to all the Indonesian people. MOOCs of UT are developed by using open source platform that is Moodle, considering that the lecturers and tutors previously have using the similar platform for their formal courses. Their capabilities and sufficient skills in using this platform is believed will facilitate their interaction with MOOCs’ students as well. The structure of UT’s MOOCs Parenting consist of: 3 lecturers, length of course is 8 weeks, 3 assignments, 6 OERs, and some discussions. Participants will receive useful information on how to educate children well, through interaction among participants and with their lecturers.
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