Huawei, ULearning offer e-learning in Jakarta amid COVID-19 crisis

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Huawei Cloud and ULearning have partnered to provide an online learning management system (e-learning) to Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta in Indonesia.

The two partners are making the e-learning solution available at no cost during the time period in which studying at home becomes mandatory.

“Right now, the whole world is faced with a great challenge: the spread of the (new coronavirus disease),” said Ken Qijian, VP of public affairs and communications at Huawei Indonesia.

“As we realise how critical education is and come to the conclusion that both learning and teaching are two indispensable activities no matter how dire the situation is, Huawei Indonesia and ULearning present an advanced e-learning solution for Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta and Indonesia’s education ecosystem,” said Ken.

With Huawei Indonesia investing US$2 million in this initiative, educators and learners of  all levels — tertiary, secondary, and primary, and even other educational institutions — can use online learning services at their own convenience.

In order to optimise this program, Huawei Indonesia will contribute its technological expertise and collaborate with the ecosystem as a whole to implement Huawei’s plans for digital inclusion — dubbed “TECH4ALL.”

The solution “fulfills our expectations and needs,” said Mahmudin Sudin, vice-rector at Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta.

“Compared to other e-learning platforms we have used before, the solution by Huawei Cloud and ULearning has a wealth of features and is very practical and user-friendly,” he said.

He added that with the e-learning system implemented, classroom activities have become even more effective due to its capacity to accommodate discussion-based learning (60%) compared to face-to-face interactions (40%).