The Effect of Media Literacy and Cognitive Ability on Recognition Laptop-Based Media for Children

  • Mainofriwita Universitas Negeri Padang
  • Hadiyanto Universitas Negeri Padang


Education has long been the target of utopian interventions, and with technological interventions, offering to change drastically or even eliminates classroom-based learning, traditional education research needs to focus on introducing technology tools at an early age through media literacy. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of media literacy and cognitive abilities on the introduction of laptop-based media. This study used a quasi-experimental design involving 46 children. Data collection techniques through tests and data collection tools using statement sheets, which were processed using t-test. The results showed that the experimental class using the original laptop media had a high average value of 86.66 compared to the control class using the imitation laptop media which had a value of 81.66. There is a significant effect of media literacy and cognitive ability on the introduction of laptop-based media in children. On the introduction of laptop-based media in children, media literacy and cognitive capacities can have a big impact. The comparison of the average value of the control and experimental classes demonstrates this. When children are introduced to media via a genuine laptop, they become more excited and engaged in the experimental lesson.

Keywords: media literacy, cognitive ability, laptop-based learning media


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How to Cite
Mainofriwita, & Hadiyanto. (2021). The Effect of Media Literacy and Cognitive Ability on Recognition Laptop-Based Media for Children. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 15(2), 361 - 378.