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Jayapura Launches Digital School Program

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Jayapura Jubi – The Jayapura Municipal Government has launched a digitalschool program, requiring all schools to provide both software and hardware such as computers and internet connection to enable e-learning.

The Head of Jayapura Municipal Education I Wayan Mudiasa said the computers should be installed with learning materials including modules and student working pages.
“All applications have been saved in the computers, so the students can save and also download it for learning,” Mudiasa told reporter on Thursday (29/9/2016).
He also said the learning materials and students’ tasks could be saved in the server, therefore using the password the teachers could transfer those tasks in the form of digital e-learning for students.
This program, further he said, has been applied in some referral schools, then to several schools that are ready for applying it. He expected the students from different schools could be adapted with this program, because this is a new advance in education. Mudiasa added for applying the e-learning, the Education Office has been prepared the teachers for using the e-learning as well as to the students through social digital class. This class is provided to the schools without the computer lab, so that the students could take their turn to access it.
The trained teachers could also schedule the curriculum to be put in these digital classes. Several schools in Jayapura Municipality also used the Android mobile phone, but Mudiasya said this would really disturb the students’ concentration for learning.
“I have been warned some schools to be able to differentiate the gadget. Fine if the students bring the laptops, but mobile phone would bring the negative impact,” he said.
Meanwhile one of the student’s parents, Jubaida, strongly agree if the teachers are strict with the rule for not bringing the mobile phone to school. (*/rom)

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