Faculty Stepping Up to Support Transition to Distance Learning

Distance learning has begun for all UIN Antasari students, especially FEIB students. The transition to online forms of learning is an effort to mitigate risk associated with COVID-19.

For Haris Faulidi, faculty instructor of distance learning and lecturer of Islamic banking, it means that our homes has transformed into classrooms. 

“At the end of the day, we’re all in this together. Students are learning new tools, as well,” he says. “Our staff have been working long hours, into the night and throughout the weekend, to make sure that we can support our instructors and our students during this challenging time.”

Some classes are easier to shift to an online learning platform than others.

Faulidi says some classes are particularly difficult to transition online because of the need for rapid back-and-forth interaction. But, he says, he’s been working with instructors in his department to overcome those challenges.

“Over the last few days we’ve been trying to help lecturers reconceive of how to teach their classes,” says Faulidi. “We’re trying to help them understand what we can do well on an online learning environment.”

Ultimately, says Faulidi, this is a “new adventure” for everyone involved.

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