Online Learning Challenges in Schools During the Pandemic COVID-19 in Indonesia

  •  Dwi Sogi Sri Redjeki    
  •  Agustinus Hermino    
  •  Imron Arifin    


The purpose of this research is to provide information to the Government of Indonesia in particular and observers of education in general regarding the challenges of online learning in schools in remote areas in Indonesia so that there is mutual attention from educational stakeholders to pay attention to students in remote areas to retain their rights in education. This research methodology is qualitative, using the result of previous relevant researchs that support in writing of this research. The research findings include: 1) the importance of the role of school principals as implementers of government policies; 2) teachers' strategies in implementing online learning that are easily understood by students; 3) the importance of the role of parental assistance during online learning; and 4) Regional Government policy strategies for the success of online learning, especially in remote areas. The recommendations of this research are: 1) adjusting online learning based on local conditions; 2) the existence of task forces in the regions to help the online learning process run smoothly; 3) monitoring and evaluation; 4) broad autonomy for school principals to innovate; 5) teacher training program to support the online learning process; 6) the existence of cooperation between the government and the private sector in the telecommunications sector; 7) face-to-face learning for students who do not have telecommunication equipment.

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