Startup: Bringing tech education to children throughout Indonesia.
Indonesia is not effectively using the available educational resources
The Ministry of Education has some resources but:
they appear to have little traffic.
they separate educational materials into different sites (content by the ministry, content by teachers, content by TV, and a separate Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).
they don’t link to free (or paid) quality educational materials available elsewhere (ex. Khan Academy)
the National Curriculum is in PDF only, and not linked to resources or advice.
No teacher’s forum, only one-way communication with teachers.
The Moodle LMS is great for tech-savvy teachers but is likely way too complicated for teachers who are getting online for the first time.
The government provides information about schools, but not in a useful way. We would like to know how many schools have computer labs, how many are using the government websites on an occasional or frequent basis.
Many school children only use computer for basic word processing.
Schools are likely unaware that educational materials are now available in free or inexpensive packages.
Teachers are likely afraid of teaching subjects that they don’t know, like coding, but the available self-learning materials are now good enough that the teacher simply needs to be willing to learn along with the students
We want to decrease the divide between the “have” city schools with great internet and the “have not” schools with no internet.
Tech-savvy graduates are needed
Many jobs now require basic computer skills and the skill level required will only grow.
Worldwide, countries are expecting a shortage of IT workers.
Indonesian business is rapidly moving online but many people outside of the major metropolitan centers are probably left out.
Believe that Facebook is the internet & they never venture further.
Are unaware that they too can actively participate.
Are unable to recognize digital scams, hoaxes & fake news.