Unequal Access to Online Training for Teachers in Indonesia

The Covid 19 pandemic forced teachers worldwide to develop new skills to continue teaching online. As a result, many teachers in Indonesia also participated in online training to adapt to the new circumstances.

In a recently published study by the World Bank, researchers analyze the reach and impact of these online trainings in Indonesia so far. The key finding: while on the one hand there is great interest in the courses, access to them is extremely uneven. Lack of Internet access for the rural population is the biggest challenge. In addition, the results show that there is a lack of appropriate content, as the knowledge acquired cannot be adequately transferred to the students*. More than half of the respondents also state that they do not feel sufficiently supported to be able to apply what they have learned independently.

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