The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing educational institutions around the world to switch to online learning mode immediately. This article introduces the concept of Emergency Remote Learning (ERT). This includes its implementation and evaluation in upper secondary education in Indonesia. The Context, inputs, processes, and outputs used in evaluating ERT implementations reveal multiple perspectives. First, transitioning to an ERT process depends on several aspects. Resources within the school (curriculum, staff development, technology) and external challenges (lack of fast and affordable internet connectivity and student socio-economic issues). Second, the ERT curriculum should be built on three principles: Simplicity, flexibility, and empathy. The school understands that this is not a normal situation where strict adherence to learning standards is required. Given the differences in technology and internet access, in times of crisis, achieving curriculum is not the only issue. Guiding and supporting students during these difficult times is also important. This study provides recommendations to inform future educational strategies and policies in Indonesia and developing countries in general. Additionally, this study can be used as a comparative resource when assessing learning in similar settings in other countries.
Alfin Anwar, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia
About the Presenter(s)
Mr Alfin Anwar is a University Postgraduate Student at Indonesia University of Education in Indonesia
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