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Digital Literacy Competency Improvement Program MilleaLab x GTK Kemdikbud in the East Region

"MilleaLab and the Directorate General of GTK Kemdikbud join hands in realizing the improvement of digital literacy for educators throughout Indonesia. The Digital Literacy Improvement Program in the Eastern Region has many obstacles related to internet and electricity networks that MilleaLab can mitigate."

To improve digital literacy competencies related to efforts to implement the independent curriculum, MilleaLab and the Directorate General of GTK (Teachers and Education Personnel) of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia initiated a digital literacy program. In this regard, educators play a vital role in introducing learning support technology to students. The collaboration program between the two parties that contribute to the world of education also directly targets three different regions for implementing its activities, including the Western, Central and Eastern regions.


Currently, MilleaLab and GTK Kemdikbud have successfully conducted four webinars for the Digital Literacy Competency Improvement Program in the Western region. The last webinar was held on Friday, February 23, 2024. The previous Digital Literacy Competency Improvement Program was implemented in the Eastern Region, including Maluku, North Maluku, and Papua. "Geographically, we know that the Eastern Region is one of the areas related to technology and education, still lagging far behind the Western Region and Central Region," said Andre Wirautomo, Business Development MilleaLab.

Furthermore, the provinces targeted in the Eastern Region have the lowest national digital literacy and numeracy levels. Andre conveyed this fact after saying, "Demographically and geographically, educators in the Eastern Region are very far behind in terms of internet signal when conducting online training and webinars." This fact is the main challenge for MilleaLab and GTK Kemdikbud in implementing the Digital Literacy Improvement Program and internet and electricity networks in the Eastern Region. Sadly, many 3T (Disadvantaged, Frontier, and Outermost) areas in the Eastern Region experience rolling power cuts.

Andre added about these challenges, "One of MilleaLab's visions is that we want to democratize Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Also, one of the goals of this program is justice. Even though the infrastructure of educators in the Eastern Region is not yet ready, we cannot wait to spread the improvement of digital literacy competencies." The good thing is that with the increase in digital literacy competencies realized through this program, educators can urge the government to improve other infrastructure facilities to support the needs of the world of education.

So, what impact have MilleaLab and GTK Kemdikbud realized so far through Indonesia's Digital Literacy Improvement Program? "As of February 16, 2024, there are 600 registered program participants and almost 400 educators who have submitted assignments because, indeed, from each stage, we will see educators who want to learn," said Andre, who continued, "Today's webinar (February 16, 2024), the enthusiasm from educators is extraordinary. The participants can already be that good at creating VR content in MilleaLab. Common obstacles from webinar participants are also decreasing. They are increasingly mastering digital literacy competencies related to VR technology in education." Happily, educators in the Eastern Region can already register for this activity from February 20, 2024, to April 23, 2024.

In addition to registering, educators who want to participate must carry out a pre-test. Four webinars will be held for the MilleaLab and GTK Kemdikbud Digital Literacy Competency Improvement Program in the Eastern Region: Webinar 1 (Thursday, April 25, 2024), Webinar 2 (Friday, April 26, 2024), Webinar 3 (Wednesday, May 8, 2024), and Webinar 4 (Friday, May 17, 2024). Educators can also access MilleaLab's Instagram for more information about this activity. "One of MilleaLab's efforts to mitigate the challenges in the Eastern Region is to record each webinar. So that when educators are participating in the webinar, and a sudden power outage occurs, they can still watch the rebroadcast," concluded Andre.


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