Faculty of Nursing of Universitas Hasanuddin held an International Webinar under the theme "Challenges, Barriers, and Strategies in Delivering Teaching and Learning at The Nursing Schools During The Covid-19 Pandemic". The virtual activity started at 09.00 WITA (Center Indonesian Time) via the zoom meeting application and live streaming on the YouTube channel of the Faculty of Nursing Unhas, on Thursday (04/06).
There are 7 speakers from different countries, including:
1. Prof. Karen Francis (Head of Nursing and Dean of the NSW Association, University of Tasmania, Australia)
2. Janet Yuen-Ha Wong (Associate Professor of the School of Nursing at Hong Kong University)
3. Chong Mei Chan, Ph.D (Head of Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Malaya University, Malaysia)
4. Sukardi Suba, MS, RN, ACCNS-AG (Doctoral Candidates and Teaching Assistants in the Department of Nursing Psychology, University of California, San Francisco, USA)
5. Rini Rachmawaty, BSN, MN., Ph. D (Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Hasanuddin)
6. Haryani, BSN, M. Sc., Ph. D., (Head of Nursing Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, UGM, Indonesia)
7. Hawa Mohammad Alabdulazis, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia)
Starting the activity, the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing of Unhas, Dr. Ariyanti Saleh, S. Kp., expressed his gratitude for the willingness of the speakers to participate in the Webinar. He also appreciated the enthusiasm of international webinar participants.
"The Covid-19 outbreak had an extraordinary impact in various sectors, including the education sector. One of them is the changing order of learning patterns. To overcome these challenges, we need collaboration to produce quality responses so that the learning process continues to achieve the designated standards," explained Ariyanti .
On the same occasion, the Rector of Universitas Hasanuddin Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA., appreciated the activities of the Faculty of Nursing. The theme was chosen according to the current conditions, so that it became an interesting discussion topic. The speaker and participants could jointly share ideas related to learning methods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Since the pandemic, we have experienced adjustments in everything, especially in the online learning model. This method certainly requires good system support, especially for laboratory-based activities. With this activity, it is expected to be a sharing platform for the development of higher quality learning methods and according to the designated output standard," explained Prof. Dwia.
Prof. Karen Francis presented her material about "The Impact of Covid-19 on The Delivery of the Bachelor of Nursing, University of Tasmania". In general, Prof. Karen discussed the challenges, obstacles, and strategies of the University of Tasmania in learning management during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“During the pandemic, the campus was certainly closed, which affected the mechanism and learning process. For all these changes, strategic adaptation and communication are needed, both internally and externally, to fit the right steps. The most important thing is that curriculum changes can be aligned. To support skills laboratory practice, we teach it first online until the practice room is reopened," explained Prof. Karen.
The activity was guided by Kusrini Kadar, BSN, MN, Ph. D., (Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Nursing Unhas) and attended by approximately 300 participants. (* / Mir)
Editor: Ishaq Rahman, AMIPR
Head of sub-directorate of Public Relation and Information
Directorate of Communication Hasanuddin University
Translator: Kumara Tungga Dewa and Karmila Mokoginta