ENACTING DIGITAL INTERACTIVE MULTIMODAL ENGLISH BOOKS FOR ALPHA GENERATION TO REINFORCE DIGITAL LITERACY
Keywords: multimodal digital interactive English book
AbstractAs teachers should assist students achieve higher levels, the quality of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) has become an increasingly important educational concern. Teachers are expected to perform according to new standards and educational institutions are calling on teachers to reform. Furthermore, a teacher's performance is determined by how teachers teach subject matter content in specific contexts employing specific instructional methods and technology (TPACK). Consequently, the implications of how technology is used become quite significant. The genesis of this conceptual based research is a need for providing kindergarten and primary school teachers, as well as parents of Alpha generation students to be able to create an engaging digital multimodal book i.e. book creator with English learning activities. As the children are digital natives, they prefer digital book to the conventional ones. The numerous media integrated in the digital interactive multimodal book can activate all five senses while reading it, making learning more meaningful. This paper gives a conceptual based research on the subject since currently there is lack of studies on the use of digital books for young learners in Indonesian settings.