“COVID-19 is Born of ‘OSS’ as A Charting Culture”


Perspektif | newskabarnegeri.com – The system of teaching and learning activities undergoes changes in Covid-19 pandemic. An overview of that atmosphere can be seen in various school and campus activities. There is the fashioning of art in gesture for communication virtually. The planned weaving of communication became the distinctive attributes. An example is what the English language education study program at STKIP (Sekolah Tinggi Keguruan Ilmu Pendidikan ) Kusuma Negara did. Campus where is under “Yayasan Masjid Panglima Besar Soedirman” and located in East Jakarta area has conducted OSS (Online Sharing Session).
English language education study program at STKIP Kusuma Negara during one even semester in the 2019/2020 academic year has conducted four times of OSS. They packaged OSS into a particular scientific meeting as several community service activities. Themes are carried out with the aim of providing additional knowledge to participants in the community which based on required needs. There are namely: first, “The Dynamics of English Education at The Elementary, Junior and Senior High School Grades; second, “Successful Quantitative Research in English education; and third, “The Peel thoroughly about the English Tests”. The third OSS, STKIP Kusuma Negara specifically coordinated and invited Politeknik LP3I Jakarta to provide a view of English language test as an application in the world of work creating a good job environment. The speakers come from academia as practitioners according to their fields of expertise.

The Head of STKIP Kusuma Negara, Dr. H. Herinto Sidik Iriansyah, M.Si created a fingerprint specifically which share the important things were conveyed by the specific focusing on, 1) language service program at STKIP Kusuma Negara; 2) research development in the world of education; 3) role of campus to develop education for rural communities during the pandemic; and 4) role of campus in producing professional English teachers. The overall theme and focus is aimed at the wider community to add insight in and provide fresh air amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Activity of OSS which focusing themes from STKIP Kusuma Negara to wider community

A Charting Culture of OSS
Starter OSS is an introduction of the theme “Up Your Prospective Career” that intended for rural communities in Klapanunggal, Bogor. It is collaboration with “Forum Komunikasi Grand Kahuripan (FKGK)” in Klapanunggal area. Planned weaving of gesture communication virtually on that event is regard to the habits of rural communities in Klapanunggal as participants. Positioning of theme, tools, time, and place into required form on their habits is distinctive attributes as fashioning of art in creating gesture communication.

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Forum Komunikasi Grand Kahuripan (FKGK) used gesture communication with the spirit of red as the dominant colour.

“At this time when the Covid-19 is an epidemic, we must always be vigilant and careful in each our acts. We stay smart in thinking so we are always in safety condition. OSS activities have provided useful knowledge for all of us. This keeps us to be still active during this pandemic. OSS’s activity has been one of solutions which giving several benefits in the learning process for us”, that was as expressed by Sartono, S.E as the head of FKGK.
Based on their activities of the example above, we can see the real presence of their spirit. OSS with the theme “Up your prospective career” as the distinctive attributes in gesture communicative virtually. The choice of themes as a planned weaving of communication which arranged in line with the jargon they have. It becomes a charting culture “Up society in built Up village”.

That environment where the experts had described it before, “A culture as first scientific definition in the nineteenth century is a complex whole including knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capability or habit acquired by human being as members of society” (Danesi and Peron, 1999). At the time, a charting culture has hand-to-hand from the academic environment to public based on the distinctive attributes. It has been moving and transmitting to society in dynamic and safety ways. There is a spirit movement by distinctive gesture communication as their attributes on their habits from the real space into virtual space.


The Concept of OSS (Online Sharing Session) STKIP Kusuma Negara during Covid-19: Kept active in safety way and encourage habit as a charting culture from academic to society and reach up the countryside.

There are habits that surround their life on a charting culture. Academics move together and seek to strengthen the intelligent life of knowledge for society. Covid-19 has given presence a charting culture through OSS. Their habits become smarter, more careful, and paying attention to the signs that determined by the government. Transmitting acts in gesture communication of academic environment to society with distinctive attributes in gesture communication support program as needed. It is also prevent the dangerous atmosphere for being safe and smart. OSS is expected to be a new spirit that ahead of the Republic of Indonesia’s Independence Day.
(Vera Yulia Harmayanthi/VYH as Head of English Study Program at STKIP Kusuma Negara).

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