Jonathan Parapak, rector of Universitas Pelita Harapan, said that the most important element in this transition was having “the right people, the right lecturers, well trained to teach effectively”.
“The graduates we produce today will go into a totally different environment,” he said. “Suddenly, the world is digitised and connected. This is an opportunity for us – and really, we have no choice – to go blended.”
Parapak said that Covid had inspired greater flexibility in the higher education system. For example, Indonesian universities have opened more remote learning universitas negeri di jakarta beserta jurusannya centres and used remote delivery to cross provincial and national borders.