Dr. Ir. Ridwan Daud Mahande, S.Pd., M.Pd. (“Ridho”), Born in Bonepute, East Luwu, South Sulawesi, Indonesia in August 1984. In 2003, I finished my senior high at SMU 1 Sungguminasa-Gowa. In 2007, I completed my diploma (D3) in Mechanical Engineering Department at Makassar State University, Indonesia. In 2008, I took my bachelor’s degree (S-1) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Education, concentrated on production at Makassar State University, Indonesia, and achieved a Bachelor of Education degree (S.Pd.) 2010. From 2008 to 2011, I worked in the Secretariat of the operator Certification Teacher Rayon 24 Makassar State University, Indonesia. Since completing my bachelor’s degree in 2010, my interest seemed to turn away from the machine’s field to IT (Web program and Networking). I have joined some courses/training such as Design, Multimedia, Network Administrator because of the profound interest and curiosity. I feel my knowledge is still inferior, but I realize that the IT knowledge I have is much different from those who have been longer in the IT world or through the educational process. However, keep being optimistic and doing independent learning from free/ open-source software are things that I do although it is an only open-source of Web CMS Joomla, Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle and ATutor, and Learning Social Network (Lsn) Edmodo, Schoology, and Kelase. And also, software management references Zotero & Mendeley. In 2010, I continued my study for the Master degree (S-2) with Technology and Vocational Education program specified on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Postgraduate Program, Makassar State University, Indonesia. I achieved my Master of Education (M.Pd.) at the end of February 2013.
In 2013, I pursued my study for a doctoral program (S-3). I am taking the Technology and Vocational Education Program in Graduate School, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia, and achieved my Doctor of Education (Dr.) with Cum laude predicate at the end of April 2017. In 2010 up to April 2018 as a permanent lecturer in Universitas Pepabri Makassar. Since Mei 2018, I am also noted as a permanent lecturer in Educational Technology Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar. Currently, I am an adjunct lecturer in Postgraduate Program Universitas Negeri Makassar & Universitas Pejuang Republik Indonesia. Early in 2019, I am graduating cpns lecturer in informatics and computer engineering education at the Makassar State University, Indonesia. I am involved in a development team in Indonesian Teacher Competency Development Institute (LPKGI) and Human Resources Development Unit of the Higher Education Services Agency of region IX Sulawesi and Gorontalo, as well as an instructor for Online learning and reference management in publications. September 2020 take the engineering profession (Ir.) in the field of information technology at the Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta State University.
My interest in Technology and Vocational Education, e-learning, m-learning, technology acceptance, user experience, and multimedia learning motivates me to keep knowledge, understand, implement with many parties’ support, and the excellent infrastructure in education and industry/company.