|| ARTICLES | Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 297-304 (July 2016)|
TEACHING / LEARNING GEOMETRICAL OPTICS IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE HELP OF OptGeo SOFTWARE
| El Hassan El Hassouny | Fatiha Kaddari | Abdelrhani Elachqar | Issam Habibi | and | Barouaca Hassan |. Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. 2016; 2(7):297-304
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| Received | 22 June 2016| | Accepted | 10 July 2016 | | Published XX July 2016 |
Background: The integration of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in education is no longer a “pedagogical luxury” but a search of the compliance of human learning environments with the experiences of current students. Based on this observation, the physics teachers increasingly use the tool to overcome the difficulties associated with the experimental method. Methods: In this work, we conduct an experiment teaching/learning optics using free Optic Software (OptGeo) for students of first year baccalaureate experimental sciences. The studied group is composed by the two groups of 15 students each. The students T-test was used to compare the results. Results: The results are very promising: firstly, students rose significantly during summative assessments and secondly, they were more motivated in the performance of tasks. Conclusion: The study result revealed that the use of computer simulation promotes the motivation of studied students and has a positive effect on the understanding of basic concepts of geometrical optics mainly for first year baccalaureate experimental sciences.
Keywords: ICT, Simulation, OptGeo.