Lawang Sewu Akuntansi: accounting-based digital learning in enhancing teacher and student engagement

Sandy Arief, Jariyah

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Most accounting teachers find challenges in distributing their
knowledge to their students. They face difficulties to make their
students come to an understanding about the given lesson. However, traditional method of teaching fails to deliver what teachers taught. It seems to be ‘out-of-date’ yet boring ways to educate students. Students demand fun and enjoyable learning activity as their lifestyle led them to this habit. In one hand, there is a very impressive take-up of technology which drives us to the digital era. Thus, it may be helpful to engage sophisticated technology and fun learning in the classroom. It is ‘Lawang Sewu Akuntansi’, a fresh idea to learn basic accounting by digital learning. The idea dragged from Lawang Sewu, a cultural heritage of Semarang. The application of this digital learning media is expected to develop innovative and imaginative learning environment, stimulate eager to learn, and enhance students understanding about accounting. ‘Lawang Sewu Akuntansi’ also helps students to learn theoretically and conceptually about basic accounting. This knowledge eases them to receive advanced material. Moreover, teachers can easily evaluate how far the lesson perceived by their students. However, this concept requires integrated cooperation of teachers and students. Teachers have to play their role as player, facilitator, motivator, and evaluator. Moreover, students need to put their interest and attention toward ‘Lawang Sewu Akuntansi’. In conclusion, this Accounting-based digital learning can be an effective media to deliver accounting lesson in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning technologies in education
Subtitle of host publicationissues and trends
EditorsCecilia Murniati, Ridwan Sanjaya
Place of PublicationSemarang, Indonesia
PublisherSoegijapranata Catholic University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9786026865403
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • accounting
  • digital learning
  • learning media


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