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Introducing Indigenous Culture into Online-based Courses

Cucuk Wawan Budiyanto, Indah Widiastuti and Endar S. Wihidayat

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, September 2017

Keywords: Cross-cultural learning, distance learning, ICT in education, online course, viability analysis

Published on: 30 Mac 2018

Batik, the fabled cloth, is native to the Southeast Asian society. It is known both as an art and craft, which is employing wax-resist, dye-painting techniques that are applied to the fabric. This paper proposes a viability study for an online course offering batik learning. The discussion summarises contemporary online course platforms, as well as course providers. Despite the fact that other components may be involved in the delivery, the approaches predominantly rely on the use of web-based communication to convey the course materials. A case study research method was employed to discern the phenomenon in a granular view. The study explores the viability of offering the existing, on-campus batik course from an international unit of a respectable university in Indonesia, as an online course. The paper focuses on four aspects, including the instructional delivery, market feasibility, consideration of the legal aspect and operational feasibility of the course. Providing it as an online course, however, might not be as simple as converting the course material into digital versions. The paper concludes with the potential advantages of an online course for the university.

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