Effect of Database Technology on Some Cognitive Variables in Learning of Physics at Undergraduate Level
Education for sustainable development is an emerging concept that encompasses a new vision in physics education that empowers the learner to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable future. Physics education is still struggling to adapt to the personalized approach in learning. Personalized learning thrives in this technology-rich environment, but it is not enough to revolutionize the learning experience. Physics is a challenging subject to learn at higher education level due to its heavy emphasis on problem-solving. Technologies in learning physics create a learner-centered learning environment that is individualized and interactive. The authors attempted to develop the software using database technology for assisting learners to keep their learning materials for learning physics step by step. Database tools are primarily used for storing, modifying, extracting and searching for information within the database. The tool used for this research was the Database software (CVLP) which was made available on the cloud platform. This tool was designed by using the relational database model. The researcher has used the experimental method in studying its effectiveness in learning physics. The samples selected for this study comprised of the students studying an undergraduate course in four colleges at Tamilnadu, India. In this study, t-Test was the statistical technique applied to draw conclusion. The higher difference in mean scores between the experimental group and control group indicates that the database software was effectively utilized by the learners. The results revealed that the database software developed by the researcher helped the learners in learning physics concepts and solving physics problems.