UGM students develop online learning mentoring for various school subjects called ‘Whasab Bimbel’ or Whasabbi. Students are Nurul Ariatama Saputri (Philosophy), Oka Priambodo (Philosophy),Farichatul Chusna (Economics), Rahmat Hidayat( Accounting), Ulfa Aulia Priardhani (Management).
“Whasabbi offers flexibility, practicality, and convenience for student’s online learning mentoring to have additional class outside school,” said Oka on Friday (27/7) to reporters at UGM.
Oka said the Whasabbi was developed due to the increase in student activities, not only academically but also non-academically. “The online learning process is using two-way communication,” he said.
They use Whats App platform for the online learning to take place. This way the learning becomes effective and efficient. This also saves transportation costs to and from the regular learning course venues.
“Now, with Whasabbi to get additional class, you need not worry about weather, distance, or cost. Learning can now be done anytime anywhere,” he said.
Nurul added the project was aimed at high school students for all courses that are tested for national exams, such as Indonesian language, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography, and Sociology. As many as 9 mentors are ready to give mentoring from undergraduate and graduate level programme of UGM.
There is a general, big class for a maximum of 100 students where participants are given learning materials. Special class is for a maximum of 3 students where they can interact with the mentors.
“Currently, there are already 126 students from around Yogyakarta having registered to us. Further info can be seen at www.whasabbimbel.com,” she said.
Through the project developed for the Student Creativity Programme, they hope to give solution to high school students amidst their busy learning schedules. This project has also gone through to the National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) to be held from 8-12 August, 2016.