Senin, 11 Mei 2020

Today's Article

WOULD YOU JUST LET LECTURER'S EFFORT OR APPRECIATE IT?

     How's your online class going? Do you feel tired with it? If you do, so do I. I believe all of you feel very exhausted with these ample assignments during online class, so you all need to be able to manage your time well.

     Hmmmm, however,  we as students shouldn't always gripe because we don't know how lecturers try their best in preparing materials for us. Here, there is an interesting and touching story from a lecturer about his efforts in preparing materials for online class.

     This one lecturer has shared his confide and uploaded by @collegemenfes on Twitter , below is his Post.

Source: Twitter/@collegemenfess


     From his writing, it could be seen that he has made the video as best as possible. Facing lots of obstacles, and sometimes he even made video from 22.00-24.00. Unfortunately, from 46 students, there were only 27 students who downloaded the materials (or just look at it). Only 25 students were willing to view the video and only 20 students were willing to check assignments for the following week.

     "Whereas, this lecturer who has many shortcomings makes videos just want to give clear explanations related to the material. Not looking for subscriber or monetize. But only carrying out tasks and accommodating your complaints which say that I only often give assignments, but don't give lectures. And This is what I can do even if it's not appreciated. Thank you dear students! " confide in the lecturer.

     From the lecturer's confide above, what we can learn is that we must respect the assignments or materials that have been given by the lecturers because we do not know what effort the lecturer has put in to provide the best for us.
Stay healthy and happy fasting!

By: Jose Qomarul Islami

Credit: Twitter/@collegemenfess


Rabu, 29 April 2020

Coronavirus VS Covid-19



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Jumat, 10 April 2020

The Covid Impacts Toward ELED


The Covid Impacts Toward ELED



     The Covid-19 pandemic, which attacks human respiratory organs easily, has already stressed out the whole world population and reaches at least 124 countries and territories including Indonesia. In dealing with this issue, the Indonesian government has established a "social-distancing" policy to prevent the increasing number of Covid-19 victims. This policy requires us to do all activities, including studying, inside our home with the help of sophisticated technology. Moreover, due to this strict policy, teaching-learning and civitas academica gathering are constrained. Let's take a look at our beloved campus, UINSA Surabaya, especially in English Language Education Department context.
     
     In obeying the "social-distancing" policy dealing with this Covid-19 issue, English Language Education Department (ELED) stakeholder suggests to ELED lecturers to conduct e-teaching learning activity. This daring, Dalam Jaringan, activity is conducted by harnessing online application platforms, such as Schoology, Google Classroom, Zoom cloud meetings, Moodle and so on. However, the implementation of it is not as good as expected. Anis Zayyana, one of the ELED students, argued "So far, I enjoy this online mode due to social distancing policy. It is hmm… interesting. However, the poor of connection inhibits online discussion and this teaching methodology can't cover all activities dealing with off-campus learning"

     Other than that, all kinds of civitas academica gatherings that HMP-PBI has planned are postponed indefinitely. The committees should set aside the time, the importance, the complicated preparation of the event. In HMP-PBI itself, two big events should be postponed due to this issue, they are International Seminar and TOEIC Preparation Test. According to the plan, the International Seminar will be held on April, 9th 2020, which about one week from now. Nevertheless, due to this issue, it will be postponed until October and hopefully, the situation will have been subsided. Anisya Septia, the chief of International Seminar, stated: "My work plan, International seminar, becomes chaotic, we have to reschedule the building loans, the speakers' presence and the other needs involved". 



     For the other event, TOEIC Preparation Test, it should be held on the 28th and 29th of March, 2020, which means it has been already conducted. Kurnia Setya, the chief of this event, agrees that this issue inhibits all activities. "I think it is very irritating, especially for organizations that their work plan nearby like me, the implementation of TOEIC is forced to be postponed following the circular from the rector that March 24th to April 1st the campus area must be sterile". This matter indeed brings so many drawbacks to the holding of this event. For instance, the committees must make an announcement containing postponement and apologies to all parties involved.



     From the article above, this Covid-19 pandemic indeed brings plentiful deficiency. However, this issue simultaneously brings several benefits to both academic and non-academic activity. The lecturer and the students may explore and experience a variety of online learning strategies. Because of this issue too, HMP-PBI may hold a well-prepared event and do a longer promotion to increase the number of participants significantly.

Kamis, 19 Maret 2020

JEC 2020 Is Back



     JEC (Java English Competition) is the biggest event held by college students English Language Education Department at State Islamic University of Sunan Ampel Surabaya. This competition aims to develop the potential of junior high school, senior high school students, and university students, especially in terms of communication. The competition is attended by participants from various cities in Java.

   Since the number of participants of this competition have increased, the jec commitee, the JEC committee has prepared several rayons scattered in 13 cities on the island of Java which will be a registration place of the participants. 13 cities that will become rayon are Surabaya, Lamongan, Mojokerto, Bojonegoro, Madiun, Kediri, Malang, Jember, Pasuruan, Bangkalan, Jakarta, Solo, and Bandung.

    This competition has 4 types of competitions, namely English Olympiad, Story telling, Speech Contest, and Essay Competition. The first competition is the English Olympiad. This competition is intended for junior and senior high school students. In the English Olympiad competition, it consists of 3 rounds, qualification, semifinal, and final round. The participants selected in the qualification round will continue in the semifinal round which will be held at UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

     The second competition is Storytelling. This competition is also intended for junior high school students. Storytelling competition, consists of 2 rounds, the preliminary round and the final round. The participants will tell some stories that is according to a predetermined theme. 

     The third competition is Speech Contest. This competition is intended for senior high school students. Speech Contest competition, also consist of 2 rounds, the preliminary round and the final round. The participants will speech in accordance with the themes that have been determined.

   The last competition is the essay. This competition is intended for college students throughout Java. This Essay competition consists of 3 rounds, the qualifying, semifinal, and final rounds. In this competition, participants who get the best score will present the results of the essays in the semifinals and finals. For the semifinal and final competitions English Olympiad, Story Telling, Speech Contest, and Essay, will be held at UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

     JEC 2020 is back. Get ready to participate in this prestigious event. Come along and realize your dream to win the competition in Java. For those of you who want to participate in this competition, registration has been opened. Register immediately and look forward to JEC 2020.

Sabtu, 15 Februari 2020

UINSA Annual Agenda: Literacy and Regular KKN


Literacy and Regular KKN

source: https://w3.uinsby.ac.id


          KKN (Kuliah Kerja Nyata) is a form of community service conducted by the students who are in the 7th semester as the intracurricular lecturing activities. UINSA provides four kinds of KKN program. Those are Regular KKN, Literacy KKN, Nusantara KKN, and International KKN. In this early year, ELED students have been implementing the Regular KKN and Literacy KKN.

          The Regular KKN was started on January 14th, 2020 and will be back on February 13th, 2020. The location of this program were determined from campus, those are Magetan and Lumajang that are located in East Java. UINSA facilitated the students with some buses. The buses have 60 people capacity per each. The buses escorted the students to their destination.

          Their activities for a month have been neatly scheduled. In the first week, they do the inculturation. They will approach and observe the environment and also the society as they are new and will stay in their village for several weeks. Then, in the next week, they will do mapping. In this activity, they can find out what is missing. In the third week, the students will arrange the plans to achieve their target. After planing the target, they start implementing their program based on their planing and make the report in the last week of KKN. In the end of the program, the students ask for permission to the society as they have to be back home after conducting the KKN. Then, they will be picked up by the bus and turn back to the campus.

          Meanwhile, Literacy KKN only focuses on Literacy area. The students who take part on Literacy KKN are responsible on people who have low interest in reading. This program is conducted in Surabaya. To facilitate Literacy KKN, UINSA has been in cooperation with Surabaya Library and Archives Department. The participants allowed are the students who have taken 80 credits and are not currently taking PPL 1(Praktik Pengalaman Lapangan) and PKL (Praktik Kerja Lapangan). The activities of Literacy KKN are in form of literacy assistance, in terms of library revitalization, and KWB (Kurikulum Wajib Belajar) implementation in madrasah and Islamic biar dong schools.

          The process in the implementation of this program are socialization, announcement for the elected participants, briefing, placement, picking up the participants, submitting the draft reports, report presentation, and report submission. This program is taken for six months and at least once a week on the day that has been compromised with the Islamic boarding school or TBM (Taman Baca Masyarakat) for 8 hours with the details of 4 hours at the TBM. The total of the meeting for Literacy KKN are 30 meetings.