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The Digital Literacy Competency Improvement: MilleaLab x GTK Kemdikbud Collaboration Program

"MilleaLab and the Directorate General of GTK Kemdikbud are manifesting the improvement of digital literacy for educators throughout Indonesia. In this collaboration program, the division of target areas is measured by the low level of digital literacy and numeracy."

Improving digital literacy competencies related to efforts to implement the independent curriculum, MilleaLab and the Directorate General of GTK (Guru dan Tenaga Kependidikan) of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture initiated a digital literacy program. However, educators play a very important 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 the implementing activities, including the West, Central, and East regions.

Andre Wirautomo, Business Development MilleaLab, said, "Actually, this program is a supportive one for other programs GTK Kemdikbud has implemented, such as the Merdeka Curriculum and the Pancasila Student Profile. The digital literacy program in the western region consists of 13 districts and cities covering the provinces of Jambi, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, and Banten." In addition, educators can register for this activity starting from December 20, 2023 to January 15, 2024. In other words, the MilleaLab digital literacy program with GTK Kemdikbud will be practically implemented in 2024 to improve digital literacy.

In fact, the division of the three target areas for MilleaLab and GTK Kemdikbud for the digital literacy improvement program was not without significant considerations. "Initially, we wanted to target almost all regions in Indonesia through this program. But, we worry that not all educators would be covered in this program," said Andre, adding, "Finally, after discussions with GTK Kemdikbud, we decided to target areas with low levels of digital literacy and numeracy." So, why are the three regions named the western, central, and eastern regions?

Furthermore, Andre emphasized that the three regions directly represent the division of time in Indonesia, namely WIB, WITA, and WIT. The implementation of the digital literacy improvement program was not carried out simultaneously at once. This is due to the time difference that only allows some educators to attend together. "The implementation of the western region webinar itself took place from January 17, 2024, to February 7, 2024. Furthermore, educators are required to upload proof of work in the form of Virtual Reality (VR) learning content through PMM (Platform Merdeka Mengajar) from February 8, 2024, to February 29, 2024," said Andre. The registration requirements for educators to take part in this digital literacy program can be done independently. 

In addition, the division of specific areas by GTK Kemdikbud and MilleaLab directly selects 3T (Disadvantaged, Frontier, and Outermost) areas. These 3T areas also mean areas in Indonesia that have geographical, social, and cultural conditions that are less developed than other areas on a national scale. MilleaLab's digital literacy competency improvement program with GTK Kemdikbud is clear evidence of innovation in technological development for Indonesia education. More interestingly, this activity continues beyond just one but three regions.


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