Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia recently received a five-star award in the Online Learning category. This award was given by QS Stars, an international university ranking agency.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has called for activities to be conducted from home as much as possible, including studying. With around 15,000 students, divided into 28 faculties and 2 campus locations, Atma Jaya made the quick decision to change the lecture process from on site to online. Fortunately, this is supported by the rapid development of digital technology so change can be realized easily.
The QS Stars assessment include three main components, namely: Student-faculty engagement, Student interaction, and Student services and technology. The full score of the three criteria is in the second and third criteria. Atma Jaya chose Moodle, a learning management system (LMS), on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that is reliable and offers a high level of security. Microsoft Azure also offers the ability to integrate with Office 365.
By adopting the open source Moodle, lecturers, administrators and students can use a robust, secure and integrated system to create a personalized learning environment. For Atma Jaya, which turned 60 years old on June 1, 2020, efforts to transform and develop the university will continue to face the challenges of this new era.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, all educational institutions must be prepared to face transformation in massive, fast and complex learning methods. Therefore, we are ready to help digital transformation through online learning programs, system digitization, and collaboration on online sharing platforms such as Microsoft Teams,” said Benny Kusuma, Microsoft Indonesia Education Lead.
“We are grateful for being involved in supporting this program. Microsoft is also committed to continuing to develop technology that will simplify the learning process in education. We hope to help expand the scope of digital transformation and contribute to the world of education in Indonesia,” concluded Benny.