Design of Augmented Reality-Based Thematic Textbooks to Improve the Literacy of Elementary Students
During the pandemic, breakthroughs in learning were required, one of which was the conversion of printed versions of traditional teaching materials into digital teaching materials. While there were many digital textbooks or e-books available on the internet, there was no SD thematic material packaged digitally based on augmented reality and capable of displaying an engaging, augmented reality for students. This augmented reality-based thematic textbook could help elementary students understand basic thematic material, and its products could be installed on all students’ computers and smartphones, making learning more enjoyable. The research method of this study was based on the ADDIE R&D model (analysis, design, develop, implement, and evaluate). Elementary thematic textbooks from various publishers were analyzed, which revealed that no national publisher has produced augmented reality-based elementary thematic textbooks for grade 1. Following that, four chapters of augmented reality-based elementary thematic textbooks were designed, which were validated by learning material and learning media experts with scores of 90 and 92, respectively, indicating that this product is suitable for limited testing in elementary schools in Semarang and its environs. This augmented reality-based elementary thematic textbook is effective because it displays augmented reality, pictures and fun music.
Keywords: design, elementary thematic textbooks, augmented reality, ability, student literacy
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