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Policies Survey notes:

Indonesia notes that it is developing OER. It has committed to OER as part of its strategy of serving the educational needs of a population of nearly 250 million spread over 17,000 islands and three time zones. Indonesia's National Education Development Strategy 2010–2014 makes reference to the incorporation of OER. At the regulatory level there is a Ministerial Regulation on OER, whilst at the operational level, the Indonesian Higher Education Network (INHERENT) was established in 2007 for resource-sharing in education and research, in which all development of resources will be based on open source and open access principles. There is also a national repository for publications.


Indonesia is a republic, with an elected parliament and president. Its population is 237,000,000.

The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Administratively, Indonesia consists of 33 provinces, five of which have special status. Each province has its own political legislature and governor. The provinces are subdivided into regencies and cities, which are further subdivided into subdistricts, and again into village groupings. Following the implementation of regional autonomy measures in 2001, the regencies and cities have become the key administrative units, responsible for providing most government services. The village administration level is the most influential on a citizen's daily life, and handles matters of a village or neighborhood through an elected village chief.

The provinces of Aceh, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Papua, and West Papua have greater legislative privileges and a higher degree of autonomy from the central government than the other provinces.

  • The Acehnese government, for example, has the right to create an independent legal system; in 2003, it instituted a form of Sharia (Islamic law).
  • Yogyakarta was granted the status of Special Region in recognition of its pivotal role in supporting Indonesian Republicans during the Indonesian Revolution.
  • Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya, was granted special autonomy status in 2001.
  • Jakarta is the country's special capital region.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Indonesia.

Education in Indonesia

For a general description of education in Indonesia see Education:Indonesia.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Indonesia.

Quality procedures

Internet in Indonesia

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Indonesia

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Indonesia

SEAMEO SEAMOLEC is part of the SEA EduNET project. SEA EduNet includes an online repository of open education resources designed for re-use by teachers in South-East Asia.

The ICDE report on regulatory frameworks for distance education (1) could find no legislation or policies in Indonesia in support of OER.

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

A number of Indonesian universities have established OCW repositories as part of OpenCourseWare Consortium. These include Universitas Indonesia (UI), Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) and the Udayana University (UNUD). In 2011, the University of Sumatera Utara OpenCourseWare was named the best new site in the OpenCourseWare Consortium. The site shares materials from 177 courses in 12 disciplines, including materials from 20 textbooks. All of the content is available both in English and Indonesian



1. ICDE Report: 'Regulatory frameworks for distance education: A pilot study in the Southwest Pacific/South East Asia region - Final report'. December 2011. Prepared by the Project Team (Team leader, Dr. Rosalind James) (accessed at on Friday 13th July 2012)

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