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The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) at UGM and the Taiwan Center collaborate on the “Design Thinking for Digital Courses” Workshop.

Yogyakarta, August 11, 2023 – The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) at UGM held an innovative workshop titled “Design Thinking for Digital Courses.” This event is the result of collaboration between FMIPA UGM, the Taiwan Center, and I-Shou University. The two-day event was attended by dozens of teachers, school principals, lecturers, and senior students from various educational institutions.

The first day began with a warm welcome from Prof. Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana, M.Si, the Dean of FMIPA UGM, who appreciated this cross-border collaboration in supporting the development of education in Indonesia. Greetings were also delivered by representatives from I-Shou University, Prof. Huang Wen Shen, and Taiwan Center representative, Arif Misbahul MBM. The seminar continued with the main presentation by Prof. Shin Jyh Wei, Ph.D., from the Department of Parasitology at the College of Medicine and the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology at National Cheng Kung University.

The second day of the workshop involved more than 40 lecturers and senior students from various study programs. Prof. Wang Yu Chi, Ph.D., from the Department of Medical Science and Biotechnology at I-Shou University, served as the main speaker for this session. Prof. Chi has a rich research background and has contributed to various educational and innovation programs at I-Shou University.

This workshop consisted of two main parts, with the first being a session led by Prof. Shin Jyh Wei. This session provided in-depth insights into the concept of Design Thinking and how it can be applied in the development of digital courses. Prof. Wei shared his extensive experience in the development and implementation of Design Thinking, such as the Design Thinking Cross-Domain Talent Cultivation Program and the University Alliance for Deepening Digital Learning and Innovative Applications Program.

The second part involved a presentation by Prof. Wang Yu Chi, who discussed the practical applications of the Design Thinking concept in the development of digital courses. This presentation provided a more specific view of implementing creative ideas in the digital environment, which is key to creating engaging and interactive learning experiences for learners.

This international collaboration has resulted in a workshop that combines expertise and knowledge from various educational institutions. The “Design Thinking for Digital Courses” workshop successfully provided fresh insights into innovative approaches to developing digital courses that are relevant to the demands of the times. It is hoped that the success of this event will have a positive impact on improving the quality of education in Indonesia and fostering stronger international cooperation in the field of education.

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