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Teachers’ Online Forum: An Online interactive forum for sustaining teacher professional development, by Universitas Terbuka
Kusmawan, Udan

PublishedJanuary 2013
SeriesPerspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian perspective
Chapter 18, Pages 249-257
PublisherCommonwealth of Learning, OER Asia
EditorsDhanarajan, Gajaraj and Porter, David
CountryIndonesia, Asia

ABSTRACT
During its 26th year (2011), Universitas Terbuka graduated its one millionth student; three-fourths of these alumni are teachers, mostly domiciled in remote areas of Indonesia where the supporting infrastructure for information and communication technologies is limited. This condition has restricted their access to quality educational resources. The development of an online forum
for teachers aims to respond to this need, encouraging and facilitating the sharing and exchange of teaching experiences and expertise across the country, and serving as a repository for content in various media. Since its inception in 2010, over 50,000 viewers have visited the forum, and more than 1,000 are active members. A survey was conducted to explore and gain insight into the utilisation and management of the forum. Interviews amongst selected samples reveal that the forum serves more as an institutional content provider than as a medium for user-generated content.

Keywords Indonesia · OER · teacher online forum · Universitas Terbuka

Published atVancouver, BC
Languageen
ISBN9781894975612
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby-sa/4.0
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/23
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