The impact of continuous distance training on teachers of physics in computer simulation software


  • Khalid Mahdi Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Recherches en Ingénierie Pédagogique (LIRIP), ENS de Tétouan


This work aims to study the weaknesses of the learning process in physics and the possibility of benefiting from the advantages of new ICTs by integrating computer simulators. To do this, and based on the initial results of a questionnaire, we began by setting up a distance training course on the design and pedagogical use of simulators for more than two hundred Moroccan teachers who used information and communication technologies (ICT) in the classroom just in the preparation of courses and tests. The teachers concerned were from different academies of the Kingdom. The training lasted for six weeks during which interactive courses, synchronous and asynchronous meetings, tests and projects of conducting a computer simulator were programmed. The analysis of a questionnaire launched online with those teachers, before and after this training, aims to show the impact of this type of continuous distance training on the use of ICT in the classroom on the substitution of failed practical work (Luck of teaching material or of its danger) on the learning of virtual phenomena, on the performance of Moroccan pupils and consequently on the improvement of the quality of the teaching of physics by using computer simulators