Improving curriculum and lecturers: Challenges to quality based-technology

Suhadi Winoto


This study aims to investigate the challenges of improving the quality of education concerning curriculum and quality of lecturers-based technology in the State Islamic University (UIN). The qualitative research method with a phenomenological approach focuses on three themes, including the quality of education, aspects of the education curriculum of the State Islamic Religious University (PTKIN), and the quality of lecturers who collectively suggest the challenges of implementing digital technology. The research location was UIN KH. Achmad Shiddiq Jember, West Java Province. The findings reveal three primary points, namely; (1) the main challenges in improving the quality of education from the aspect of the education curriculum are integrating skills, themes, concepts, and topics based on digital technology amid a shift in cultural, ethical values, and inequality in access to education; (2) the second challenge is the quality of lecturers who are still not qualified due to the traditional paradigm of religion, limited funds, low learning motivation in participating in technology-based training, and self-competence; (3) the strategy of curriculum development and improving the quality of lecturers through an internal quality assurance system, local wisdom values in the frame of religious moderation, and towards a technology-based independent campus program conducted by UIN so that the quality of education continues to improve to achieve educational goals. The expected implication suggests that the government pays attention to aspects of curriculum development and the quality of lecturers through policies to improve the quality of education at PTKIN throughout Indonesia to create education equality towards the acceleration of development-oriented Human Resources.



Quality of Education, Curriculum, Quality of Lecturers, Islamic University, Technology

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