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Gu id eli ne

1. Please complete the attached fo rm as specific as

possible, the Post Report of APEC e-Lea rning Tra ining

Program, wh ich will be submitte d to APEC HRD Wor king

Group.

2. Submission of th is Post Repo rt is the
st nd
compulsory/obligator y task for l to 2 APEC e-

Lea rning Tra ining P rogram partic ipant s on 20 06.

3. Outsta nding reports which include importan t sources and

or iginal idea will be published in semi-an nual APCJ

(Asia-Paci fic Cybereducation Journal,

www.acecjournal.org) on 20 07.

4. Please submit the complete d re port to

adorno7 1@paran.com or adorno 71@han mail.net by 30

January 20 07. Thank y ou for y our cooperation.

Jaka rta Att end ed Round 2nd Tra inee 61 06 3 Number . Yusuf Econo my Indon esia Organization SMA Negeri Position English teacher 70. APEC e -L ear ni ng Tr ai ni ng Pro gr am Po st Rep ort Name M.

The delivery of the project would be very difficult if it is done via internet regarding the speed of the connection. 1. In order that this can be realized. It will be worse if the project consist quite a lot of capacity making it very slow for students to upload it and the same thing will happen to the teacher when he/she downloads the students’ projects to evaluate their works. when students are asked to do a project for example. Indonesia is still struggling to realize this fast internet connection regarding the high cost. However. Until today it is only a rumor that certain private parties will be investing in this sector. Unlike Korea where broadband internet service is already settled. that can be . it is not expected to be realized by the end of this year. I personally think Blended Learning is the answer. January 22-28 20007 edition) as this will be too costly to change the now-installed network. PT Telkom. Working online seems to be the most difficult things to do for teacher and students in Indonesia when it comes to the loading and uploading of the tasks. There are certain activities that can be done off-line. Each answer mus t be leas t 50 0-word long . as long the internet connection support the activities well. was reportedly not ready to provide such broadband network (TEMPO. The involvement of multi media devices is really a challenging job for most teachers in their teaching and learning activities. Which was the most useful conte nt among this AP EC e- Lea rning Training Program? Or which item has great impact on impro ving your actual work. There are others. and why? (Please write at least 500 words each question) The speed of internet connection in Indonesia is the major problem for most teachers to implement e-learning-based teaching and learning materials. otherw ise your specif ic idea or op inion in e-Learning field would be difficult to be analyzed. The problem lays not in creating the materials but in accessing the tasks/assignments given by the teacher. the Indonesian widest national network company.** Please state each of following items.

Jakarta. or parents to communicate on line through an institutional web site? Actually. I do hope that ALCoB members from different countries share their knowledge relating to the policy of the Education system in their economies . teachers are ideally busied with the updating of the syllabus. Korea (November 11 – 24. Problem Base Learning and Project Base Learning (PBL) are of great importance. It’s about the policy of the school. When it comes to the submission of the tasks/assignments/projects. I think nearly 100 % public schools in Indonesia are not ready to enhance internet to support e- learning in the meaning that all the activities are web-based. there is a kind of LMS managed by the Jakarta Local Office of Education called SAS (Sistim Administrasi Sekolah = School Administration System). evaluating and reevaluating students’ performance and making the correction of students’ performance in the web. It would be better if there is an international conference regarding the education system and the policy made by each APEC economy. the scoring system. students can do so in forms of CD or DVD or they can perform their presentation in front of the teachers and other students using projectors (Infocus) which are commonly done in my school at 70 Government Senior High Scholl. 2006) are good examples that can be relatively easy to do without worrying to much on the internet connection. students. etc and the student can access such information. etc. But this is only intended for teachers to make entries of the school syllabus the teacher/s has/have created. Even though it is a rough calculation. if this kind of system is implemented. will be absorbed in doing evaluation not concentrating in the teaching and learning process. students’ report book. even do not have a school web site yet. teacher’s profile. How can we build a school-based LMS if the school even does not provide a website as a media for teachers. Certain samples given by some Korean teachers during the 2nd E-learning Training in Busan.done on-line. This site is not intended to access interactive teaching and learning activities between students and teachers and among students themselves. So by following this kind of system. Teachers’ energy. . SMA Negeri 70. the school where I teach.

what do you think is the most effic ien t wa y to com municate with each other? And what kind of subj ect do you mainly discu ss about? (Please write at least 500 words each question) Ideally.2. Another problem is that not all school install internet connection. The use of internet in Indonesia is relatively expensive so most trainees in my economy depend on the school’s internet connection. do you continuously commu nicate with other trainees to share the op inion or idea regarding International Education Cooperat ion? If so. Internet seems to be the most effective and convenient way to do so either through e-mail or by chatting via messengers or other sites. it is quite beneficial for any ALCoB members especially those who have gone through the APEC e-learning Training Program to continuously communicate with others/other trainees to share opinion or idea regarding International Education Cooperation. . Once again. I have to say that internet connection as the most effective way to communicate on line can be a problem for some trainees. After the graduation from the APEC e-Learning Tra ining Program. So most teachers find it most convenient to communicate with their counterparts from other economies after school where other teachers have already gone home. The lack of the number of computers makes it quite impossible for teachers to involve their students in the chatting and e-mail writing as part of teaching and learning activities.

After the graduation from the Training Pr ogram. ha ve you appl y the theory which you learned from this prog ram to you r actual wor k? Please share your exper ienc e as specific as . We call this site as ALCoB Indonesia. I should express my gratitude for anything the committee did to her. we have a site where most Indonesian ALCoB members communicate and share their ideas. would anyone inform me about that web? Actually. etc. knowledge. In our economy. Via this media we benefit the exchanging of information about various issues. Was it related to the internet connection? 3. From this community website I could follow the news about the medical treatment one of my friends from Indonesia had to go through during the 3rd round e-learning training program. I teach English and I hope I could communicate with other English teachers. experiences. I was always instructed to get back to the main page. there are link sites in ALCoB that I prefer much to communicate but I don’t know why I find it very difficult to log in right after I register. Are there any website gathering English teachers in ALCoB? If there are any. from common issues to specific ones such as asking how to run certain programs in the CD Rom.

Others are amazed with all the Korean have achieved. The limitation in infrastructures can also be the reason why many teachers are not motivated in applying IT in their teaching. Several days after coming back from Busan. For example. Strictly-confined with the content of the national curriculum in the teachers’ teaching and learning activities is another . to a more “sophisticated/modern” and collaborative studies. especially those related to the IT technology. I come to the conclusion that it is really quite a challenging job to change their orientation from a conventional English teaching approach where face to face (lecturing methodology) sessions dominate. So the sharing of the knowledge we have acquired in the e- learning training program can only be done mostly offline. teachers can be easily lead to a new paradigm of teaching and learning activities involving interactive multimedia devices. I shared my experience during the training with my colleagues at SMAN 70 with the help of pictures and other digitally collected information stored in my note book. 70 Senior High School. the result of apply ing the theory learned from the collaborative stu dy. One of the reason is the lack of knowledge in using computer and its application. the school where I currently teach. With the support of the government. and the result of apply ing the theory learned from the Tra ining Program to improve you r own wor ks. Those who know about the importance of broadband internet connection were very impressed with the speed of the connection.possible. Jakarta (SMAN 70 Jakarta). in front of South Jakarta English teachers forum I shared my knowledge on e-learning. Not long after this event. With the limitation of IT knowledge of the participants. There are many reasons why it is relatively difficult to change the teachers’ orientation. has no less than 100 teachers. learned from this Tra ining Program. The lack of interest in using computer and internet connection in their teaching and learning activities explains the reason why this can happen to most schools. I think our economy should pay much more intention to the emergency condition of providing IT technology in education. Korea. the speed of internet connection in Indonesia is not as fast as those in countries with broadband internet network. (Please write at least 500 hundred words each question) As I have mentioned previously. the result of spreading the accumulated knowledge to your colleagues.

I try to send it by post to anyone need them.reason why conventional teaching methodology seems to be quite difficult to change. The problem is that most of them do not know a lot about the computer application related to the making of the projects. that what happens. Due to the speed of the internet connection I find it impossible to insert this video file in this e-mail regarding the long hours to complete the uploading. As a getway it is . in many cases. Stored in VCD or DVD my students in SMAN 70 have shown their descent capabilities in communicating their ideas in real life situation in English such as interviewing certain interviewees on certain occasions. This can be shown by the results of the students projects. 4. That is what everyone can see when opening ALCoB website. their primary interest was knowing the different kinds of texts/genres and the characteristics of each type text. some of them commented that it was quite interesting and challenging. In this forum I presented some of the results of my students’ projects. It has been a long controversy about the implementation of the national exam but it will still be implemented and regarded as the standard for any high school students to complete their studies in this 2006-2007 academic year. Ridiculous? Well. Collaborative studies in English learning can. However if it is needed. At the end. I once shared my knowledge on applying project- based learning in front of the same teachers forum mentioned above. Do you have any idea or sugges tion to improve con tinuous cooperat ion among tra ine es? (Please write at least 300 hundred words each question) APEC Learning Community for Shared Prosperity. form students to work independently. Even though each school is independent in creating its own curriculum. Why? Knowledge about this things is needed for English teachers to prepare the students to face the national examination in which 35 out of 50 questions are reading comprehension questions mostly testing student’s theoretical knowledge on the different types of texts as contained in the national curriculum. practically it should follow the content of the national curriculum to prevent having students fail in the national exam. Instead.

regionally. suggestions. sharing program. etc. related to various cultural background of each area. either on line or offline through competitions. from one economy who has very limited infrastructure to another economy either with better. ALCoB. Cooperation among economy should be highly intensified. .expected that every ALCoBer has equal chances to develop him/herself to a better person. in some cases. 4. Continuous involvement of each economy to encourage each member to participate in certain events. filled with up to date content and program. It should be really kept in mind that any websites responsible for the continuous cooperation among trainees are easy to access. announcing the events publicly are the most important thing to invite each member involvement. knowledge. and international levels. Number 1 above can be similarly applied at regional. There should be scheduled offline meetings either locally. The gap between certain economies in achieving IT advancement compared with others. approaches. region and economy. I still remember the lecture delivered by Prof. relatively the same or even worse infrastructure. 2. etc. Teachers exchange program should be intensively and extensively open. is quite wide so it is difficult to smoothly transfer any ideas. Fixing the schedule. 3. This can be done by: 1. Potential teachers teaching certain subjects should be given more rooms to share his/her ideas with other teachers teaching similar subject. or internationally for teacher with similar subject to share their experiences in applying certain methodologies. Letting those who are very enthusiastic and energetic to have frequent chances to exchange his/her cultural backgrounds to others. training program. conducted and regulated by any party which has the authority to do so. like other communities should be maintained in such away that every member has high sense of belonging and responsibility. ALCoB website gathering teacher with similar subjects is a must. Young Hwan Kim about the existence of certain communities.

from the internet. It would better for the trainees to have more chances and longer time to access much information and knowledge through high speed internet connection. Consequently. we would like to ask your comme nt opinion on APEC e-Lea rning Tra ining Program. I find that some improvement is needed regarding arrangement of the schedule. (Please write at least 300 hundred words each question) Two thumbs up for the committee of last year APEC e-Learning Training Program. You have shown your descent capabilities and skills in arranging international events. the report for example. working at the hotel room to gather the necessary information was frequently accompanied by tiredness. It is like a heaven for any participants from minimum IT infrastructure economy to have broadband connection. certain tours did not seem to be convenient. I do not know whether it was intentionally done but I find some tours were not conveniently arranged.5. . Anyway. Well that’s all I can comment. Thank you. It seems that you all never run out of your energy in making that event successful. On certain occasions where I find it was beneficial for the trainees to gather information needed to prepare anything. To prov ide the better prog ram.