Praxis of Using Digital Platforms in Student Entrepreneurial Activities as a Non-Formal Learning in Higher Education

Zainal Abidin ,  Alim Harun Pamungkas
Department of Non-Formal Education, Universitas Negeri Padang, Padang, IndonesiaDepartment of Non-Formal Education, Universitas Negeri Padang, Padang, Indonesia


Becoming an entrepreneur is a way for someone who does have creative ideas and does have the intention to make ends meet. It is hoped that with an embedded entrepreneurial spirit, young people can create jobs for themselves and others. This research is using a qualitative approach by case study design. The case is entrepreneur activity as non-formal learning for higher education students in Universitas Negeri Padang. The results of this research are that entrepreneurial welfare increasing, Indonesia's economy will also be more advanced, and able to catch up. The government is very supportive if the entrepreneurial spirit can be applied to students. It also refers to students who have graduated from college not to concentrate too much on looking for work and start creating jobs. Not only the government, but several also support. The government has conducted training for entrepreneurship interest in youth to introduce to business, then create creative ideas and change the mindset of youth to be able to create a business. In creating a business, of course, several strategies are needed to produce a thriving business. Some of the proposed strategies for a startup consist of determining a business idea, knowing people's needs, and knowing market conditions.


digital platform, entrepreneurial activities, higher education, non-formal learning


Volume 6, 20 Nov 2020
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