UGM Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, along with the Center for Digital Society (CfDS) and Forbil Institute, conducted a series of Digital Intelligence Lectures for 1,800 students.
This program aims to support the advancement of digital talent in Indonesia. In addition, students and the general public interested in creating innovation in the middle of era disruption attended this event.
“FISIPOL, CfDS, and Forbil Institute as the event organizers will remain with us to keep their commitment in improving digital literacy skills and data-based mindset for the whole society through such this learning,” said Prof. Erwan Agus Purwanto as the Dean of UGM FISIPOL, at the closing of the inaugural program of Digital Intelligence Lecture Series on Friday (29/1).
The Digital Intelligence Class Series is a continuous attempt to develop a digital mindset and practical problem-solving skills. Accordingly, there was an involvement of technology companies implementation from national and global levels. Several parties involved in this lecture series include Oracle, RedHat, Bukalapak, Cisco Networking Academy, Huawei, Progate Tonjoo, Dicoding, IYKRAm AINO, ICSF, and ID Talent.
Erwan added that this course was intended to provide digital intelligence for class participants, particularly to support critical skills in solving social problems.
“We expect that hopefully, participants will not only master new skills for themselves to get a job but throughout this lecture, they will also be social-entrepreneurs’ character emerged, youths who mind being problem solvers,” he explained.
In this inaugural program, the Digital Intelligence Lecture Series, as a request, has become a pilot program of the Permata Sakti Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia to give a semester credit unit scores (SKS) for every student from several universities in their lecture transcripts.
The lecture was separated into two classes; they were Basic Digital Intelligence and Advanced Digital Intelligence classes. In the lecture session, participants have learned various trends and technological innovations, and ethical considerations for people’s benefit. Classroom discussions cover Cybersecurity for All, The World of Programming, Data Science for Social Goods, Cloud Computing, and AI with a cause.
Both classes are welcome to UGM civitas, students from other universities in Indonesia, and the general public. There were also implementations of various learning methods as one of the efforts to adjust participants’ abilities, including through Student Mentoring, Ask-Me-Anything Series, Insightful Learning Resources, and Independent Studies.
A lecturer at the UGM Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and a designer of the lecture series curriculum, Treviliana Eka Putri, M.IntSec, hopes that participants who have completed the class can take advantage of their digital literacy skills.
“By their digital skills, students can put best use of existing resources, particularly for the common interest based on their own background fields of knowledge,” she said.
Translator: Natasa A