The Role of Information Technology in our lives in the future, information technology and telecommunications sector is the most dominant sector. Anyone who mastered this technology, it will be a leader in the world. Information technology has played a part in one of these fields are: Field of education (e-education) Globalization has sparked a trend shift in education from a conventional face to face education toward a more open education (M. Mukhopadhyay, 1995). As an example we look at the French project “Flexible Learningâ €?. This is reminiscent of Ivan Illich forecast early 70’s on “Education without schools (Deschooling Socieiy)” extreme teacher who is no longer needed. The trend of education inIndonesiain the future are: – The development of open education with distance learning mode (Distance Learning). Ease to conduct open and distance education should be included as a key strategy. – Sharing resources among institutions with education / training in a network – Library and other educational instruments (teachers, laboratory) changed into the source of information rather than a bookshelf. – The use of interactive information technology devices, such as CD-ROM Multimedia in education is gradually replacing TV and Video.
With the development of information technology in education, so when it is already possible to place a distance learning using the internet media to connect between students and teachers, see the online students, financial checks, view class schedules, send the tasks assigned faculty and so on, all it has to do. A major factor in distance learning that is considered a problem is the lack of interaction between faculty and students. However, with the internet media is very possible to make the interaction between faculty and students both in the form of real time (real time) or not. In the form of real time can be done for example in a chatroom, a direct interaction with real audio or real video, and online meetings. That is not real time can be done with mailing lists, discussion groups, newsgroups, and bulletin board. By the way on the interaction of faculty and students in the class may be replaced, although not 100%. Other forms of matter, exams, quizzes and other educational means can also be implemented into the web, such as the material is made in the form of faculty presentations on the web and can be downloaded by students.
Similarly, the exams and quizzes created by lecturers can also be done in the same way. Administrative settlement can also be solved directly in the registration process, let alone supported by the online payment method. A web-based distance education, among others, should have the following elements: (1) Center for student activities; as a web-based distance learning community must be able to make this facility as a place for student activities, where students can add capabilities, read the course material, searching for information and so on. (2) interaction in the group; The students can interact with each other to discuss the materials provided lecturers. Lecturers may be present in this group to give a little review of the material that it provides. (3) student administration system; where students can view information about the status of students, student achievement, and so on. (4) The deepening of the material and exams; Usually professors often hold short Marquis and tasks aimed at deepening of what has been taught and do a test at the end of the study. It also should be anticipated by the web-based distance learning (5) Digital Library; In this section, there are a variety of information literature, not limited to books but also on digital libraries such as sound, images and so on. This section is to support and shape database. (6) The material outside the course material online; To support the lectures, reading materials are also needed from other web. Therefore in this section, faculty and students can get directly involved to provide other materials to publish to other students via the web. Realize the above ideas and desires in a form of reality is not an easy task but if we look to other countries that have long developed a web-based distance learning, have a lot of institutions that take advantage of this method. Not only the skills possessed by engineers who needed but also a variety of policies in the field of education strongly influences its development. If viewed from the readiness of supporting facilities such as hardware, it seems this is not in doubt. Only one is always a major concern of Internet users inIndonesia, namely the problem of bandwidth, of course, with limited bandwidth is reduced comfort, especially on non-text based material. Abroad, particularly in developed countries, distance education has been an educational alternative that is quite popular. The method of education is followed by students, employees, executives, housewives and even elderly people (pensioners).