UNAIR NEWS – Restrictions on activities amid pandemic have made many activities carried out from home, including in the field of education. Even so, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of Universitas Airlangga students to innovate.
From an anxiety of Covid-19, Hilmy Muktafi, a student of Information Systems at Faculty of Science and Technology UNAIR, was challenged to create educational innovation to support distance learning for prospective new students who will take the Computer-Based Examination (UTBK). The application is called Analitica.id.
“Analitica was created partly because of concerns over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education. We cannot study face-to-face because we are worried that the spread of the virus cannot be avoided,” said the final year student, Tuesday, March 22, 2021.
Hilmy continued, it is impossible for education to stop completely waiting for the end of the pandemic. “We are challenged to become one of solution makers to this problem. We try to integrate technology in the learning process with the hope of accelerating equitable access to education and being able to penetrate regional boundaries,” he added.
Analitica is an educational application specifically designed for exam preparation such as UTBK, SBMTPN, Mandiri, Official and civil servant entrance exams. Now on App Store, Analitica is on the rise by occupying the top 16 position competing with other educational apps. It has been downloaded 20 thousand times.
In forming his team, Hilmy admitted that the process was mostly done remotely from home. It does not necessarily prevent him from working with team members who are far outside the region, even between countries. There are many challenges, but for Hilmy, the objective of Analitica is important to strive for, to achieve equitable access to education throughout Indonesia.
“The Covid-19 pandemic creates its own challenges in the work process. I can say, the Analitica team spreads from Sabang to Merauke, “he said.
At first, said Hilmy, there were frequent cases of being late for Zoom meetings because they forgot the time differences, WIB, WIT, or WITA. From a technical point of view, Analitica is available on many platforms, such as Android, iOS, Website. “One of the objectives of Analitica is equal access to education. It’s not funny if it’s only available on certain platforms, ” explained the student of the Information Systems Undergraduate Program.
In the future, Hilmy hopes that the Analitica app he created can be a solution to educational problems that occur in Indonesia. In the near future, Analitica is collaborating with JTV and UNAIR to hold a 2021 UTBK Tryout on April 5. The ten winners of UTBK Tryout highest score will get Golden Tickets to enter UNAIR.
“Hopefully the products we created are able to provide solutions to educational problems in Indonesia. For new prospective students, try to take part in the Tryout at Analitica, hopefully it can make you be more productive during a pandemic, “said Hilmy.
Hilmy also revealed that the Analitica application has helped many prospective students to prepare for 2021 UTBK. It can be seen from hundreds of testimonials from application users through the Google Play Store and App Store.
Not only through the application, Analitica also collaborates with JTV to hold a TV program entitled ‘Sinau nang Omah’ to prepare prospective students to work on questions at 2021 UTBK. This program is broadcast live through JTV station or JTV streaming channels every Monday and Tuesday 10:30 am-11:00am. There will be a quiz at the end of the session and the 3 winners with highest score are entitled to a phone credit prize worth IDR 100,000. (*)
Author: M. Yusuf Awali Taufiqi (Indonesian Language and Literature Student)
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh