Mobile Application Development as Physics Learning Resource on The Topics of Circular Motion

Johannes V. D. Wirjawan, Cindy Mercialina Rombe, Herwinarso Herwinarso,
Budijanto Untung, Elisabeth Pratidhina

© 2020 Elisabeth Pratidhina, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 89-94, ISSN 2619-9955,, September 2020.

Received: 23 July 2020.
Revised:   31 August 2020.
Accepted: 06 September 2020.
Published: 29 September 2020.


The development of smartphones has shifted the primary function of the mobile phone as a communication device. A smartphone is like a pocket computer that enables users to access multimedia, browsing information on the internet, and install many applications to help them in doing various activities. Various functions of smartphones prompt educators to utilize smartphones in promoting teaching and learning. In this work, we develop a mobile application that can assist students in learning high-school physics. The topic focuses on circular motion. As this application is developed for the smartphone platform, it can be accessed by students anytime and anywhere. According to the experts' evaluation, the application is appropriate to support high school students in learning circular motion. A field testing has been conducted on 23 students in a private high school in Indonesia. Students' learning achievement moderately improves, with a normalized gain of 0.59. Also, the students' response to the developed mobile application is positive.

Keywords – mobile application, learning resource, high school physics, circular motion.


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