It has been difficult to motivate students to learn database normalization because students think the subject dry and theoretical. A web-based tool is developed to give students an interactive hands-on experience in database normalization process. The tool is suitable for relational data modeling in systems analysis and design and data management courses. This paper describes the web-based tool and its effectiveness in teaching relational data model. The effectiveness of the tool has been evaluated in surveys. The paper shows that the tool has a positive impact on students’ perception.
Kung, Hsiang-Jui and Tung, Hui-Lien, "A Web-Based Tool to Enhance Teaching/Learning Database Normalization" (2006). SAIS 2006 Proceedings. 43.