(Presentation) Blended Learning as a Solution to Institutional & Financial Challenges in Indonesia

An insight to Blended Learning use in governmental settings.

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Presenting the study on the effectiveness of a blended learning model in tackling Indonesia's sanitation implementation problems: an uneven level of knowledge amongst the local governments and lack of sufficient budget for continuous face-to-face assistance.

Klara Virencia

Communications Specialist, Royal Haskoning DHV Indonesia

As a communications specialist for the national Urban Sanitation Development Program-2 (USDP), I carry on journalistic duties in capturing success stories. In the spirit of encouraging replication of sanitation best practices throughout Indonesia, I collaborate with Capacity Building & Training division to prepare training materials, as well as with Knowledge Management division to write & disseminate success stories.
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Go to the profile of Jacqueline Muthura
about 1 year ago

I think this is excellent really because we stil find practictioners and decision makers still have the perception of one off face to face trainings are sufficient to actually move people from gaining knowledge and skills to implementation. Blended learning in my opinion is more effective in more effective and beneficial not only for the participants but for the experts delivering the intervention because the extended contact with the participants exposes the expert to the contextual changes and challenges so that they can better tailor their materials to be more responsive. It is also a "learning" opportunity for the expert. 

On the critical gaps, the world is changing especially in the post Corona Virus world and it is past time to rethink capacity development. However, those who need the capacity development the most, in the South, also have challenges tools as basic as computer literacy and access to internet. 

Secondly, perceptions in the South especially within the decision makers affect investment in capacity development (infrastructure development is more important), online learning is also not as valued as face to face learning, and the time investment required to do long term engagement is also not appreciated. 

Go to the profile of Raquel dos Santos
about 1 year ago

Thank you for comments. Today (14:00-16:00 CEST), we will discuss the lessons learned and recommendation in the live session with the Track-7 participants.