Masyarakat Desa Melek Digital: Suara Foto Konseptual Untuk Memetakan Tantangan dan Peluang


  • Ateng Kurnia Institut Pendidikan Indonesia Garut
  • Nizar Alam Hamdani Institut Pendidikan Indonesia Garut
  • Abdul Hasim Institut Pendidikan Indonesia Garut
  • Ade Suherman Institut Pendidikan Indonesia Garut
  • Anjasmara Institut Pendidikan Indonesia Garut



Conceptual photo voice, Digital divide, Collective action, Digital Literate-Villagers


This abstract explores the innovative concept of "Digital Literate-Villagers," a participatory project of students’ social work and Kemenkominfo that empowers villagers to voice their experiences through conceptual photography. In an increasingly digital world, bridging the digital divide is crucial for equitable development. Rural communities, often marginalized in terms of access to technology and digital literacy, face distinct challenges and opportunities. By capturing the real-world struggles and aspirations of rural inhabitants in their journey towards digital literacy, this project seeks to create a compelling narrative of their unique predicament. The images and narratives not only unveil the obstacles such as limited infrastructure and education but also shed light on the transformative potential of digital literacy, including improved access to education and economic opportunities. The outcomes of this project offer invaluable insights for policymakers and stakeholders, driving targeted interventions and fostering awareness about the pressing need for digital inclusion in rural areas. Furthermore, by engaging the community in this process, "Digital Literate-Villagers" aims to empower the people it seeks to help and encourage collective action for a more digitally inclusive future.


M. Craglia et al., “Digital Earth 2020: Towards the vision for the next decade,” Int. J. Digit. Earth, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 4–21, 2012, doi: 10.1080/17538947.2011.638500.

P. W. Ferretto and L. Cai, “Village prototypes: a survival strategy for Chinese minority rural villages,” J. Archit., vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1–23, 2020, doi: 10.1080/13602365.2020.1730420.

S. Johansen and T. N. Le, “Youth Perspective on Multiculturalism Using Photovoice Methodology,” Youth Soc., vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 548–565, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0044118X12443841.

R. Kusumaningputri and H. P. Widodo, “Promoting Indonesian university students’ critical intercultural awareness in tertiary EAL classrooms: The use of digital photograph-mediated intercultural tasks,” System, vol. 72, pp. 49–61, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.system.2017.10.003.

M. Adamowicz, “The ‘Smart Village’ as a Way to Achieve Sustainable Development in Rural Areas of Poland,” 2020.

W. Lung-Amam, A. H. Bierbaum, S. Parks, G. J. Knaap, G. Sunderman, and L. Stamm, “Toward Engaged, Equitable, and Smart Communities: Lessons From West Baltimore,” Hous. Policy Debate, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 93–111, 2021, doi: 10.1080/10511482.2019.1672082.

A. Larsson and Y. Viitaoja, “Identifying the digital gender divide: How digitalization may affect the future working conditions for women,” Digit. Transform. Labor (Open Access) Autom. Gig Econ. Welf., no. December 2019, pp. 235–253, 2019, doi: 10.4324/9780429317866-14.

E. A. Muhtar, A. Abdillah, I. Widianingsih, and Q. M. Adikancana, “Smart villages, rural development and community vulnerability in Indonesia: A bibliometric analysis,” Cogent Soc. Sci., vol. 9, no. 1, 2023, doi: 10.1080/23311886.2023.2219118.

M. Zeinali Nejad, M. Golshan, and A. Naeimi, “The effect of synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) on learners’ pronunciation achievement,” Cogent Psychol., vol. 8, no. 1, 2021, doi: 10.1080/23311908.2021.1872908.

D. Magnusson and B. Hermelin, “ICT development from the perspective of connectivity and inclusion–the operation of a local digital agenda in Sweden,” Nor. Geogr. Tidsskr., vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 81–95, 2019, doi: 10.1080/00291951.2019.1596153.

S. Adi, J. Suhartono, and Janawir, “Smart village geographic information system (GIS) development in Indonesia and its analogous approaches,” Proc. 2017 Int. Conf. Inf. Manag. Technol. ICIMTech 2017, vol. 2018-January, no. November, pp. 65–70, 2018, doi: 10.1109/ICIMTech.2017.8273513.




How to Cite

Kurnia, A., Hamdani, N. A., Hasim, A., Suherman, A., & Anjasmara, A. (2023). Masyarakat Desa Melek Digital: Suara Foto Konseptual Untuk Memetakan Tantangan dan Peluang. Konferensi Nasional Literasi Digital Dan Kerelawanan, 1, 29–41.