After successfully facilitating online lectures based on the 2018 Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS), the Center for Digital Innovation Studies (DIGITS) Faculty of Economics and Business Padjadjaran University re-participated in the procurement of online lecture material for DTS 2019. The success of the activities carried out previously in 2018 with the quota of participants as many as 1,000 people and the number of registrants reaching 46,000 makes the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia (KOMINFO) optimistic so as to increase the quota of participants to 25,000 people this year.
DIGITS under the coordination of Dr. rer.pol. Hamzah Ritchi, SE., MBIT., Ak formed a special team to facilitate the production of 2019 DTS online lecture materials. Starting from material procurement, selecting presenters, module preparation, and exam questions, and video production with a maximum duration of 15 minutes conducted by the e-team Unpad learning in the process of taking pictures.
Irsyad Kamal, SE., MBA., QWP as the 2019 DTS Project Director representing DIGITS, explained the concepts applied to this year’s DTS. Unlike the previous year which put forward the concept of digital business, this year DTS is focused on digital entrepreneurship (Digital Entrepreneur).
“Substantially what distinguishes DTS 2019 from DTS 2018 is the concept of digital entrepreneurship and soft skills development. While technically, participants must take 6 online lecture sessions. And required to take the exam which is divided into 3 stages, namely self-check at the end of the material, the test at the end of each session and the final exam after the participants pass 6 lecture sessions. If last year there was only one exam, it was the final exam, “Kamal explained.
Presenters who played a role in producing these intensive training materials were teaching staff who also worked as practitioners with expertise in their respective fields. Online material provided in more detail consists of three materials. The first is Entrepreneur Theory, which includes an introduction to digital entrepreneurship, how to start digital entrepreneurship, and manage digital businesses. The two best practices are digital entrepreneurship, in collaboration with several startups in Indonesia representing several fields, including Agate from Games, Halodoc from Health, Kulina from Food, Mamikos from Property, Tanihub from Agriculture, Diffago / Thisable from Disability, Kitabisa from Crowdfunding, Bukalapak from Ecommerce, the Blockchain Association of Blockchain, Traveloka from Transportation, and Ruangguru from Education. And the third is Soft Skill Theory, covering the theory of how to map the world of work, how to apply for work, and how to work in companies.
Not only academics from FEB Unpad, this year DIGITS also collaborated with academics from the Faculty of Agricultural Industry Technology (FTIP) and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP).
Academics and practitioners involved in this year’s DTS online lecture included Yudi Azis, SE., S.Sc., S.Sos., MT., Ph.D., Dr. rer Pol. Hamzah Ritchi, SE., MBIT., Ak., Ari Tjahyawandita, SE., M.Sc., Diana Sari, SE, M.Mgt., Ph.D., Sunu Widianto, SE, M.Sc.Ph.D ., Arie Widyastuti, SE., MIB., Adhi Adhi Lent Hartadi, SE., MBA., Ersa Triwahyuni, SE, M.Acc., CPMA, Ph.D., Irsyad Kamal, SE., MBA., QWP, QWP, Muhammad Aqshel Revinzky, SE, MAB, and Healthy Nurmalasari, S. Sos., MAB and Dr. Dwi Purnomo STP., MT.
At present the production process has entered the editing stage, after previously taking pictures on July 8-9, 2019 and will be simulated on July 21, 2019. The plan for this online lecture will be launching on July 22, 2019 and will be accessed by 11,000 participants spread throughout Indonesia.
Reported by Lidya Wulan
Translated by Ary Bandana