Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology for an Internet of Things, 20 October 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Prospects and Benefits of Ecotourism-oriented Digital Comic as a Literacy Entity in Elementary Schools

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2282164,
        author={Shanta Rezkita and Heri Maria Zulfiati and Taryatma Taryatma and Abdul Rahim},
        title={Prospects and Benefits of Ecotourism-oriented Digital Comic as a Literacy Entity in Elementary Schools},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology for an Internet of Things,  20 October 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSTI},
        year={2019},
        month={4},
        keywords={ecotourism; digital comics; literacy; elementary school},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2282164}
    }
    
  • Shanta Rezkita
    Heri Maria Zulfiati
    Taryatma Taryatma
    Abdul Rahim
    Year: 2019
    Prospects and Benefits of Ecotourism-oriented Digital Comic as a Literacy Entity in Elementary Schools
    ICSTI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2282164
Shanta Rezkita1,*, Heri Maria Zulfiati1, Taryatma Taryatma1, Abdul Rahim1
  • 1: Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
*Contact email: shanta.rezkita@ustjogja.ac.id

Abstract

: Learning success not only depends on the quantity of teaching materials, but also on the ability of educators to design learning resources. Lately, the Adiwiyata elementary school tried to exploit local potentials of the region as learning resources, one of which is ecotourism. Therefore, this study aims to describe the eco-tourism potential of Pancoh Yogyakarta as a source of literacy in the form of digital comics. The research approach used was descriptive qualitative along with the subject of Pancoh ecotourism management, and teachers. The data collection techniques include observation, interview, and documentation using Miles’ and Huberman’s model techniques to examine the validity of data through the source, technique and time triangulation. The results of the study showed that Pancoh environmental tourism was attractive because of its natural beauty. The interesting thing about this tour is the support of the tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) or Pancoh through a movement that supports surrounding communities and their economy. The existence of local ecotourism collaboration and technology becomes a potential for the world of education in the digital era. This potential can be realized in the form of digital comics development by utilizing the eco-tourism for elementary school students. Pancoh tourism potentials contain a plethora of content materials for elementary schools’ lessons as mandated by the thematic learning in the 2013 curriculum.