Quipper Online Tutoring Service Helps Students during Distance Learning
It has been about five months since formal education institutions in Indonesia have implemented PJJ or Distance Learning. This policy is believed to be one way to continue to carry out teaching and learning activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Referring to the results of the KPAI survey, most student respondents admitted that it was difficult to manage study time during distance learning.
In the exposure to the survey on the implementation of distance learning (PJJ) and the KPAI complaint-based distance assessment system, KPAI Commissioner for Education, Retno Listyarti suggested one of the reasons why many students find it difficult to manage learning hours because of the large number of tasks given during the PJJ period.
“Through a survey that was attended by 1,700 respondents, ranging from Kindergarten (TK) to SMA / equivalent levels in 20 provinces and 54 districts/cities, there were still students who conveyed the difficulty of dividing their study time because of the large number of tasks, thus making students less rest, fatigue and loss of motivation to learn,” said Retno in a written statement.
Responding to these findings, Quipper Indonesia’s Business Development Manager, Ruth Ayu Hapsari, said that the role of edtech startups should not be limited to providing additional teaching materials.
It is hoped that edtech startups can play a role by providing interactive services that allow students to have additional online learning experiences that are more focused during PJJ.
“There are several challenges faced by students during this PJJ period and Quipper is here to help students overcome the difficulties they face. Through the interactive Quipper Video Masterclass service, students will be guided by coaches and tutors to manage study time, complete assignments. given by the teacher, and compiled a weekly study plan,” said Ayu.
Online Tutoring Provided by Quipper
Quipper Video Masterclass is actually online coaching. Here students will be accompanied by a coach who provides guidance in the learning process, provides effective study tips, helps students organize study schedules to provide direction and input for exam preparation, and university entry.
“Apart from the Coach, there is also a Question Tutor feature which can help students in terms of subjects so that students can discuss with the tutor regarding school assignments and material topics that the students want to deepen,” said Ayu.
These two features, according to Ayu, are presented interactively via chat on the Quipper application. “In addition, there is no limit to the number of questions in the use of this service so that students can maximize it according to their needs,” said Ayu closing her statement.
In a webinar session organized by Quipper with Iwan Syahril, Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel, Ministry of Education and Culture on July 27, 2020, it was stated that teachers can never be replaced by technology, but technology has a function to strengthen teachers especially during the period distance learning.
This is the background of the role of the Online Guidance service as a support for implementing teaching and learning activities that can help students to be even more enthusiastic in managing their learning activities while at home.
Some Providers Provide Free Quota to Access Learning Applications
The Directorate General of Higher Education (Ditjen Dikti) of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) collaborates with mobile operators to facilitate access to distance learning (PJJ).
Launching from detikINET there are three cellular operators, namely XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo, and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri), which provide free quota for students. Responding to distance learning, Indosat currently provides telecommunication services, such as the IMClass package which can be used by students.
As much as 30 GB for online learning needs is given to student for accessing Ruangguru, Quipper, Your School, Rumah Belajar. IMClass also provides free access to more than 300 e-Learning platforms and official websites of universities in the country.