That day, Friday, April 29, 2011, for times a class of high school students of SMA Muhammadiyah 2 Yogyakarta learned and taught by a 'teacher' who was in Germany. That time they learned English. And their teachers are native speaker from Canada who pursue his study in Germany, named Janine. Besides, high school students of Muha (call for SMA Muhammadiyah 2 Yogyakarta) and some high school students of Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta accompanied by their teachers and the students from SMA Negeri 1 Sungailiat Bangka who were following the student exchange program, also follows the long-distance English classes.
This learning activity carried out via teleconference was made possible through work of a movement called 1000guru (see www.1000guru.net). 1000guru Movement founded particularly was to overcome one of the fundamental problems of elementary-secondary education in Indonesia such as "the lack of teachers", both from the number, quality, or its spread, by utilizing the abundance of human resources are scattered in areas of non-primary education -secondary across the world. Majority of volunteer teachers were Indonesian students who were studying abroad. In addition, they also invite their friends abroad who are care about the issue of education to join. Like Janine, who was this time had a teleconference with senior high school students Muhammadiyah 2 Yogyakarta, is a friend of Muhammad Ali Imron, one of the volunteers 1000guru attending high school directly at Musha.
Muhammad Ali Imron, 1000guru coordinator, who recently completed his study of S3 in Dresden Germany and has returned to his school in the Faculty of Forestry Gadjah Mada University, was very enthusiastic when Website Muhammadiyah.or.id presented a Profile of a century listing thousands of Muhammadiyah schools. The alumni of SD Muhammadiyah Suronatan Yogyakarta (Primary School first established by KHA Dahlan) hopes that this 1000guru movement can be greeted by Muhammadiyah schools. Some Muhammadiyah schools are already working with 1000guru in the distance learning this.
At the same occasion, The fighter of Tapak Suci who once coached Tapak Suci at Germany said, Muhammadiyah schools that wish to cooperate with 1000guru volunteers can contact him or other teachers via e-mail address on the website 1000guru (www.1000guru. net). It's easy to organize the teaching-learning process using information technology, with Skype on Internet network facilities, supported by a large LCD screen and sound system for sound Speaker, and of course the internet network is adequate, our school students can learn from his older brothers and friends of her brothers who were away on study abroad there. They can learn anything, English, German, Japanese, science, technology, etc. provided by the Movement 1000guru. [Ad]
(Trans by hm-uhamka)