Democracy And The Challenges Of Education In Indonesia: Utilization of ICT and ODL To Improve Public Interest Read

Istianda, Meita (2015) Democracy And The Challenges Of Education In Indonesia: Utilization of ICT and ODL To Improve Public Interest Read. In: 29th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, 30 November - 2 December, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Indonesia, today, ranks fourth out of the top five countries in the world in terms of population. The population of Indonesia in 2014 amounted to 244,769,000 people. With a large population, education is a major issue that must be managed properly. However, it turns out, it was not envisaged. If the data refer to the Education Development Index (EDI) in 2011, Indonesia is ranked 69th, Malaysia at position 65, and Brunei in position 34. Based on these data, it can be stated the development of education in Indonesia is still lagging behind, when compared with countries other developing. In fact, education is very important for the life of a nation. Reciprocation of a nation, one measure of the quality of education. Democratic era, which followed, the rapid progress in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), should be able to be a reliable means to improve the quality of education. Democracy has room for every community to get their rights and voice their aspirations, while ICT has an advantage in terms of affordability. In the era of democracy and respond to ICT development, the Indonesian Government has made an important breakthrough, the permissibility of the college in addition to the Open University, to conduct distance education (ODL). This policy, one of which is intended, in order to encourage more and more people accessing education. However, the results are not significant, nonetheless index education levels Indonesia is still low at 14.6 percent, in contrast to Singapore and Malaysia already has an index that better education levels are 28 percent and 33 percent. This paper discusses what factors causing the low quality of education in Indonesia compared with other developing countries. When linked with the culture of Indonesian people who prefer to hear and speak, rather than reading; whether this culture affect the delivery of education? How to answer the challenges of the democratic era. Can ICT and ODL system is used to change the culture of Indonesian society into a society that enjoys reading?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): meita-07a.pdf, meita-07b.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democracy, Information and Communication Technology, Distance Education
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 320-329 Political and Government Science (Ilmu Politik dan Pemerintahan) > 321.8 Democratic Government (Pemerintahan Demokrasi)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel
Depositing User: rudi sd
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 06:27
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 06:27
URI: http://repository.ut.ac.id/id/eprint/7657

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