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Webinar fandom: web seminars are here to stay, to the delight of many

JP Staff

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, October 3, 2021  /  09:00 am
Webinar fandom: web seminars are here to stay, to the delight of many

Putri Kusuma said she founded @Webinar.Indonesia because of the impact the pandemic was having on the education sector. (Courtesy of Putri Kusuma) (Personal collection/Courtesy of Putri Kusuma)

For better or worse, the continuing pandemic means that webinars will remain a major part of our lives for a long while yet. Webinar enthusiasts welcome this with open arms.  The popularity of webinars, short for “web seminars”, have skyrocketed ever since COVID-19 emerged last year. Thousands of free and paid online talks are popping up across platforms every single day with diverse topics - from healthy-diet lessons, to financial guidance, to home-organizing tips and many others. The chance to explore and gain up-to-date information on various topics without leaving one's house is what makes webinars attractive, and at this point, one of the few safe ways to continue learning things.  Siti Rahmawati or Rahma, a 23-year-old teacher who lives in Sragen, Central Java, has attended hundreds of virtual events and meetings since the pandemic began in early ...

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