Didactic Simulations for Electromagnetism Based on an Element Oriented Model

Khalid Salmi, Hamid Magrez, Abdelhak Ziyyat


The web has spurred our imagination as to how education can be drastically transformed and improved through the adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the use of simulations quickly became a wildly disputed topic. This kind of simulations are considered as a significant pedagogical innovation especially in the electromagnetics course where it is possible to concretize , via a set of interactive simulations, some experiments that are inaccessible in real life. The aim of interactive simulations is to enhance the student’s understanding by providing him a meaningful insight into the studied notions, phenomena, concepts, laws and models. The design of didactic simulations is constrained by both technological choices, learning theories and numerical models which should guarantee a minimal execution time, a better stability and an acceptable precision. Our goal in this work is to design didactic simulations for electromagnetism using a numerical Element Oriented Method (EOM). The proposed EOM meets the needs of speed, accuracy and ensure bet-ter dynamical and visual interpretations of the basic laws of electromagnetic. Moreover, these applications are not only available for traditional training in the classroom but also for new training platforms provided by digital technologies such as web-based training, e-learning and m-learning.


didactic simulation; e-learning; virtual laboratory; electromagnetism; element oriented method

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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