Institutions are rushing to stay relevant as they adapt to meet the demand for new skills and insights in a post-Covid world.
“The pandemic has disrupted the plans of many young professionals intending to attend campuses in Indonesia and abroad this year. Many are concerned about whether the curriculum is relevant, considering the scale of social and economic disruption caused by covid-19,” says Rabiatul Adawiyah, Head of Center for Curriculum and Learning Assessment, UIN Antasari.
Haris Faulidi, head of the Islamic banking study program, believes hybrid models will have to be adopted out of necessity because not all students may be able to join on-campus classes when they open. “Online classes are not new but now, industry experts, faculty and students are more open to the idea,” he says.
Another speaker, Rifqi Hidayat said that real online teaching involves content developed for a web format, such as the digital storytelling model of narration combined with imagery and videos, much like a documentary or the better YouTube educational content.
They sparked discussions with participants to helped inspire an overhaul of the curriculum, including a course on the economics and Islamic business of the pandemic.
“We are rushing to adapt our research and overhaul our curricula to meet the demand for new skills and insights that the post-Covid world requires,” says Fathurrahman Azhari, Dean of FEIB.