UIII.AC.ID, DEPOK - The first hybrid class for the faculty of Islamic studies was held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at UIII. In the building of Faculty A, the class ran smoothly for about 2,5 hours.
Studies on Muslim Society was the first subject at UIII to offer a hybrid class. Nine students from the faculty of Islamic studies were present in class, out of a total of 27. Initially, UIII predicted that only students who lived in Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi) area would attend, but due to their enthusiasm, students from Banyumas, Central Java, also attended the class.
Although the lecture began at 2:00 P.M, UIII invited students to arrive at 10:00 A.M so that they might stroll around the campus and enjoy the scenery. Some of them decide to arrive on campus at 8 A.M because of their excitement.
Not only the students but also the faculty office and lecturers at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, such as the Dean, Prof. Dr. Noorhaidi Hasan, MA, M.Phil, the Faculty Secretary, Dr. Yanwar Pribadi, MA., and the Director of Program Islamic Studies, Dr. Syamsul Rijal, MA., were delighted to meet the students. Before the class began, all the students were given an audience with the Dean of the faculty and were welcomed to take a walk around campus and share a meal together.
UIII prepared the class properly because since the beginning of the semester they only conducted online classes. With the preparation taking only a few weeks time, the largest concern was a technological glitch or a technical failure. But the UIII team is supported by high-tech facilities so they are able to handle it well.
The smart board in the lecturer class at UIII is one of the features that has become popular in the hybrid class. Its function as a whiteboard, a screen, a camera, and a speaker. As the result, when the hybrid class happens, all of them who are in the same room could join together on a single frame.
The success of UIII's first hybrid class encourages the Faculty of Islamic Studies and other faculties to do the same thing. With the use of high technology, hopefully UIII will be able to do more hybrid or even full-offline classes in the future. (ad)