Sekolah bersama anak usia SD di New South Wales (Primary School, mulai dari registrasi sampai homework)

Intermezo… Di awal bulan Ramadhan di tahun 2015 dengan kemurahan-Nya Allah mengumpulkan kami bertiga untuk kemudian sama2 sekolah di kota Wollongong. Kesempatan yang mungkin jarang diberikan karena sangat lazimnya istilah “no pain no gain”: cerita seorang emak harus rela berpisah dengan anak/pasangan untuk melanjutkan sekolah”. Ini saya banget 6 bulan sebelumnya dan istilah tersebut jadi gak berlaku lagi mulai saat itu, alhamdulillah. Berikutnya akan saya tuliskan pengalaman sekolah anak, insyaAllah yang ini agak komprehensif dari pada sekedar status di linimasa saja. Continue reading “Sekolah bersama anak usia SD di New South Wales (Primary School, mulai dari registrasi sampai homework)”

Sekolah bersama anak usia SD di New South Wales (Primary School, mulai dari registrasi sampai homework)

Aplikasi Visa Australia .. Bagaimana bila mendapat status “TB lung suspect” active?

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Dari semua langkah-langkah untuk melanjutkan sekolah di Australia sudah banyak yang menuliskannya, mulai dari bagaimana cara meraih beasiswanya, predeparture training sampai urusan packing dan segala macamnya. Hanya tinggal gugling saja. Tapi bagi segelintir orang yang terkendala masalah medical checkup seperti saya, hal yang paling mungkin adalah visa belum akan bisa di-approve kecuali para visa applicantnya menjalani treatment dengan dokter paru selama 6 bulan dan menyebabkan keberangkatannya ditunda/defer. Persyaratan agar visa disetujui salah satunya adalah x-ray harus bersih dari indikasi tuberculosis.

“Should you have Tb, you will not be permitted to visit Australia until you have completed recommended treatment and successful re-testing.” Continue reading “Aplikasi Visa Australia .. Bagaimana bila mendapat status “TB lung suspect” active?”

Aplikasi Visa Australia .. Bagaimana bila mendapat status “TB lung suspect” active?

Persyaratan Special Fares Garuda Indonesia (2016-2017)

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Sesuai dengan persyaratan “Special Fares for PPIA NSW 2016” pada surat GARUDA/SYDAM/20031/16, anggota PPIA NSW berhak menerima benefit berupa Special fares dari Garuda Indonesia. Berikut hal-hal yang harus dipenuhi untuk mendapatkan diskon penerbangan Garuda-Indonesia:

Ruang Lingkup Special Fares

  1. Berlaku hanya untuk anggota PPIA NSW yang memiliki stiker PPIA NSW. Untuk yang belum mendapatkan stiker, dapat mengisi datanya disini.
  2. Diskon tidak bisa digabungkan dengan diskon yang lain
  3. Diskon berlaku dari 1 April 2016 sampai dengan 31 Maret 2017
  4. Diskon berlaku untuk kelas ekonomi dengan ketentuan:

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Persyaratan Special Fares Garuda Indonesia (2016-2017)

GENDER CONSTRUCTION IN VISUAL IMAGES IN TEXTBOOKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

If you are interested in researching visual grammar analysis, please have a look at the one that I did with primary school textbook for teaching English in Indonesia.

Abstract

In the Indonesian context, little has been done to raise awareness of political correctness in gender matters in school textbooks. As an attempt to fill this gap, I conducted a textual analysis on four English language textbooks used in Indonesian primary schools. The focus of the study was on the pictorial texts accompanying the linguistic ones. The ‗Visual Grammar‘, developed by Kress and van Leeuwen, was used as the framework of analysis. The results showed that the illustrations accompanying linguistic texts fortified the representations of gender asymmetry. Females were depicted more dependent than males and were also construed to be admirers of an action carried out by the males. The study recommended conscious efforts to value both genders equally in visualization as meaning construction is multimodal.

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GENDER CONSTRUCTION IN VISUAL IMAGES IN TEXTBOOKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Surviving Business With Strategic IT Alignment: A Case Study of Netflix

Much has been written about how Strategic IT Alignment can boost company performance. However, limited study show how these alignment, if succeed, not only boost company performance but beyond that helps a company survive from the downfall, just as Netflix. This study is intended to exhibit how this strategic alignment can help Netflix from a traditional DVD rental company to a video-on-demand company champion.

This study was performed as a group essay on ISIT908 – Information Technology Government

Abstract

This paper attempts to investigate and discover how an organisation achieve a better alignment between business and IT by the implementation of IT governance. Much has been written about how this Strategic IT Alignment can boost company performance. These works have had particular articulation following the alignment of Information Technology Strategy as well as the Business Strategy. However, limited study shows how this alignment, if succeed, help a company survive from the downfall, just like Netflix. This study is intended to exhibit how this strategic alignment can lead Netflix from a traditional DVD rental company to a video-on-demand company champion. This study aims to answer two questions: what are the structure of Strategic IT Alignment on Netflix? In turn, it implies the question related on that: what are the key success factors, aside with Strategic IT Alignment, which helps a company survive on disruptive technology? This study conducted by literature research and draw on Strategic Alignment Model. We found that entrepreneurship and leadership; continuous improvement; and communication help a business survives from disruptive technology. This is positively moderating their Strategic IT Alignment structure.

Keywords – IT Governance; Business – IT Alignment; Strategic IT Alignment; Netflix

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Surviving Business With Strategic IT Alignment: A Case Study of Netflix

Motives behind Cyber Security Strategy Development: A Literature Review of National Cyber Security Strategy

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This paper was accepted in the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Wollongong (December 2016).

Cite it as:

Azmi, R., Tibben, W., and Win, K. T. 2016. “Motives behind Cyber Security Strategy Development: A Literature Review of National Cyber Security Strategy,” in Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Wollongong.

Abstract

Defining the factors that give rise to National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) has the potential to better understand information security in a global context. Considering the large number of countries that have developed NCSS, the paper seeks to define common motives that enable NCSS development to be understood as public policy phenomenon.  In order to achieve this, the paper employs qualitative coding to review the NCSS of 54 countries.  Descriptive coding is used to distill common motives, and then pattern coding is employed to develop themes as a way to explain the development and adoption of cyber security strategies by governments. The themes are National Security, Jurisprudence, and Politics. Enabling greater clarity in the motives that lead to cyber security strategies provides policymakers and scholars with additional insights into the development of initiatives that aim to take advantage of the opportunities presented by cyberspace while mitigating its security threats.

Keywords Cyber Space, Cyber Security, Cyber Security Strategy, Cyber Security Strategy Motives, National Cyber Security Strategy, Information Security.

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Motives behind Cyber Security Strategy Development: A Literature Review of National Cyber Security Strategy

Akomodasi Kampus UOW

Akomodasi kampus memiliki beberapa kelebihan, diantara selangkah dari kampus, all-bill (tidak perlu repot memikirikan tagihan listrik dan gas), tidak ada bond, pembayaran yang fleksibel, full-furnished (dan respon yang cepat kalau ada kerusakan), dan setiap tahun disediakan even jalan-jalan dari kampus buat keluarga. Sayangnya, akomodasi ini antrian pendaftarannya sangat panjang. Tahun 2017, untuk Graduate House ada sekitar 100 pendaftar, sementara penghuni yang lulus tidak sebanyak itu. Butuh normalnya sekitar 6 bulan sampai satu tahun sejak kita mengajukan permohonan online. Kali ini sesuai pengalaman saya dan teman-teman yang lain, saya berikan tipsnya disini: tips sukses apikasi akomodasi kampus. Tapi sebelumnya, kita akan melihat apa akomodasi kampus ini. Continue reading “Akomodasi Kampus UOW”

Akomodasi Kampus UOW

Bagaimana Cara Lapor Diri di Australia

Sesuai dengan Undang-Undang No. 23 tahun 2006 tentang Administrasi Kependudukan dimana:

“Setiap WNI yang berada di luar negeri baik dalam rangka kunjungan sementara atau menetap di luar negeri wajib melaporkan diri kepada Perwakilan RI terdekat. Sanksi bagi WNI tidak melaporkan diri sesuai Pasal 89 UU nomor 23 tahun 2006 adalah denda administratif maksimal Rp 1.000.000 (satu juta rupiah)”

maka sebagai warga negara yang baik, kita wajib lapor diri ke Kedubes atau Konjen terdekat di wilayah kita. Ada 2 opsi yang bisa kita lakukan untuk melaporkan diri kita melalui KJRI Sydney:

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Bagaimana Cara Lapor Diri di Australia