Celebrating UGM’s 66th Anniversary, Center of Policy and Health Management Faculty of Medicine UGM collaborating with Center of Innovation and Academic Policy, Master Program of Higher Education Management and Doctorate Program of Faculty of Medicine UGM, hold an event titled e-LEarning Forum 2015. The event was started with the exhibition of websites called “Menara Air” (Water Tower), Tuesday (12/01) in Balairung UGM. As many as 35 websites from various fields were launched together on this occassion.
According to Prof. Dr. Laksono Trisnantori, Msc. Ph.D, Person in Charge (PIC), the use of term “Menara Air” (Water Tower) was based on the philosophy that UGM is not just an ivory tower but a water tower that could provide water to even a distant place. “We hope this website could provide an accessable knowledge for people in a remote area,” he explained.
The same thing was expressed by Prof. Dr. Ir. Cahyono Agus DK, M.Agr.Sc, vice-chairman of UGM’s 66th Anniversary committee. There have been many innovations produced by various fields at UGM but the integration among those fields are not yet developed. To reach that goal, this program will be upgraded to other easly accessable tools such as TV channels.
In this exhibition, was also present the representative of University of Oxford to show their website. The event was then followed by a discussion about the potential of website to strenghten UGM as a source of knowledge for Indonesia. (adelily)