YSU’S LECTURER PRESENTED BLENDED LEARNING PAPER IN LONDON

The development in information technology has provided convenient access of science and the expansion of education through online learning. Meanwhile, face-to-face learning cannot be abandoned because of the needs of motor competence and the strengthening of character education. Blended Learning (BL) is an amalgamation of the best aspects of online learning and face-to-face learning.

This is the topic that was presented by the lecturer of Information Engineering Study Program Faculty of Engineering YSU, Prof. Herman Dwi Surjono in the arena of the 7th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2016) in London, England (29-31 / 10). On this occasion, Herman presented a paper entitled: The Implementation of Blended Learning in Multimedia Courses for Undergraduate Students in Indonesia.

There are 62 titles of papers from 15 countries to be presented at the occasion. Besides presented orally, papers that passed the selection will also be published in the International Journal of Information and Education Technology which is an international journal indexed by EI (INSPEC, IET), Cabell's Directories, DOAJ, Electronic Journals Library, Engineering & Technology Digital Library , EBSCO, Google Scholar, CrossRef and ProQuest.

In a separated occasion, the head of Learning Technology Study Program, Graduate School YSU mentioned that the topic is a continuation of research on e-learning that has been utilized in YSU. This activity is a combination of Besmart e-learning to-face learning, in order to obtain access of learning materials anytime and from anywhere as well as the fulfilment of competencies practices mastery and the establishing of character education through discipline and example of behaviour by lecturers. In addition, through BL, students can be more flexible in communicating with faculty and fellow students.

Herman who is also a senior member of the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) since 2011 is proud to present on the international forum by elevating the name of YSU. "May the name of YSU is increasingly recognized in the international arena," he hoped.

ICDLE 2016 held at the University of Hertfordshire, UK for the cooperation of the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) and the International Journal of Information and Education Technology. The annual event is intended as a means for researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholars to exchange ideas and present research results, new ideas and experiences related to Distance Learning, Instructional Technology, and E-learning. (Her)