Educational Game “Mengenal Indonesia” as a Medium to Introduce Indonesia to the Kids

Falahah Falahah, Fadhila Alinda Irrahali

Abstract


Educational game is a game especially for the kid, that contains educational materials designed in an interactive game that aims to improve intelligence as well as providing knowledge to the users. The opportunity to make android-based education game is open wide, especially the game that exploit local content. In this research, we will develop the education game that has the main goal to introduce Indonesia to the learners. Games that will be built is android-based game that explore the knowledge or specific fact about certain region or provinces in Indonesia, so it will called as “Mengenal Indonesia”. This game is expected can act as a learning medium to introduce about Indonesia to the student, in interesting way. The game also be equipped with quiz about specific fact on the region that selected by the player. The game is built through ADDIE model as an approach. ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) is an approach that common use in design a learning content. The tools that used to build the game is FlashDevelop and using ActionScript 3.0 as programming language. After the game built, we conduct the survey to test the respond of the user. The result show that most of the user feel “Mengenal Indonesia” can help them improving knowledge about Indonesia. Therefore, it is necessary to build the game that has the content the knowledge about Indonesia. This paper will discuss the approach, design and making of educational game that contains information about Indonesia area. This content is selected because currently there is no educational game with a similar content available in the market and this content can be act as additional resource on the Social Sciences subject at elementary school level. The game, we call as “Mengenal Indonesia”, previous name is “know your country”, focusing to introduce some unique aspect about specific region in Indonesia. The source of knowledge we take from the book “RIPUT” (Ringkasan Pengetahuan Umum), that contains common knowledge about Indonesia, such as the longest river, the highest mountain, the fact about certain place in Indonesia, and many more. The game was built using ADDIE approach, that consist 5 steps: analysis, design, deployment, implementation, and evaluation. The game was built using FlashDevelop and ActionScript 3.0 as language script.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v8n3p47

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print) ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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