On 5 and 6 August 2023, UIB’s Information Technology Undergraduate Program (PS TI) with financial assistance from the Digital Learning Development and Implementation Program (P3D) from the Ministry of Higher Education, Culture, Research and Technology carried out an activity in the form of a workshop entitled “Development and Evaluation of Digital Learning RPS (Syllabus)“. The keynote speaker for this workshop was Hendawan Soebhakti, S.T., M.T. from the Batam State Polytechnic and moderated by the Head of PS TI Haeruddin, S.Kom., MMSI. This workshop activity was carried out in a hybrid manner, in which UIB Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) lecturers attended and discussed directly with speakers in the UIB Video Conference Room, while workshop participants from partner universities attended activities through the Zoom Meeting platform.
The workshop which was held for 2 (two) days was divided into 4 topics, namely: a) Development of Graduate Profiles, CPL and BOK with the CDIO approach; b) Development of Curriculum Map, Skill Mapping and Project Design; c) Development of SRP CBL and PBL Digital Learning; and d) Evaluation of SRP CBL and PBL Digital Learning.
CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) is a framework in a learning system that emphasizes the basic engineering sciences presented in real conditions in the field to create a system or product. CDIO can improve and strengthen the quality of education and project-based learning (PBL).
Brandon Goodman and J. Stiver define PBL as a teaching approach that is built on learning activities and real tasks that provide challenges for students related to everyday life to be solved in groups. PBL does not only focus on the result, but rather on the process of how students can solve problems and ultimately produce products, so that students gain invaluable experience by actively participating in project work. Of course, this is more challenging than traditional learning methods where students just sit quietly listening to lecturers’ explanations or reading books and then taking quizzes or tests.
In this workshop, resource person Hendawan Soebhakti, S.T., M.T., also explained that there are 5 important skills that must be present in the CDIO-based curriculum, including:
- Fundamental knowledge and reasoning (knowledge of underlying mathematics and science; core engineering fundamental knowledge; advanced engineering fundamental knowledge, methods and tools; and knowledge of social science and humanity);
- Personal and professional skills and attributes (analytics reasoning and problem solving; experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery; system thinking; attitudes, thought and learning; and ethics, equity and other responsibility);
- Interpersonal skills: collaboration, teamwork and communication (teamwork and collaboration; communications; and communications in foreign languages);
- Conceiving, designing, implementing and operating systems in the enterprise, societal and environmental context – the innovation process (external, societal and environmental context; enterprise and business context; conceiving, system engineering and management; designing; implementing; and operating);
- Leadership and entrepreneurship (leading engineering endeavors and entrepreneurship).
This CDIO-based curriculum integrates all courses so that it is no longer individualistic. The unit will produce 1 project in 1 semester.
Development and Evaluation of Digital Learning RPS (Syllabus) is needed so that the UIB IT Undergraduate Program has KPIs that are in line with national and international standards, are able to achieve the main performance indicators set and, in the end, can achieve its vision, mission, goals and objectives to produce graduates who quality and relevant to industry needs.