The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) presented a Rumah Belajar (learning house) digital platform during a conference session of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council in Selangor, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. A Rumah Belajar is a learning portal prepared by the ministry and contains more than 12,934 items in the form of study materials.
"With Rumah Belajar, everyone can access learning content. It can also be a media to share learning content with other countries," Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education and Culture Didik Suhardi said.
The SEAMEO Council meeting was attended by ministers and high officials of education ministries from member countries.
With Rumah Belajar, everyone can study anywhere, anytime, and with everyone. It can be accessed through applications or sites. In the application, there are at least 40,000 items of study materials in the form of videos, presentations, audio, and question banks.
In Indonesia, Rumah Belajar has been accessed by 24.6 million users. It is targeting an increase in the number of visitors to 50 million in a short time.
The ministry would make learning content on Rumah Belajar available in an English version as well. It is expected to attract more children, especially from ASEAN member countries.
The 50th SEAMEO Council Conference was held in Selangor, Malaysia, July 22 to 25. The SEAMEO consists of 10 member states of ASEAN and Timor Leste.
The SEAMEO Council is a binding policy-making council for its members including the program and the organization's budget must be approved by the Council.
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