Technological Innovation in Teaching and Research in Chemical Science: Development of a Computer Application for the Simulation of the Practical Works of Crystallography
Jabran Daaif1, Soufiane Zerraf2, Malika Tridane3, Said Benmokhtar4, Said Belaaouad5

1Jabran Daaif*, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, BP 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morroco.
2SoufianeZerraf, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, BP 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morroco.
3Malika Tridane, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, BP 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morroco. Regional Center of Education and Formation in Professions. Boulevard Bir-AnzaraneAnfa, Casablanca Morroco.
4Said Benmokhtar, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, BP 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morroco.
5Said Belaaouad, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, BP 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morroco. 

Manuscript received on 1 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 9 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 2399-2405 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4665098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4665.098319
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Abstract: IThe teaching-learning process has recognized a technological innovation that provides intuitive pedagogical tools for exploring new teaching strategies based on intelligent learning and computer-based virtual experiments in general science and specifically chemistry. The aim of this article is to study the educational value of interactive learning methods based on new computer and communication technologies, while applying a numerical simulation solution to the teaching of chemical experiments. Our work is based on the implementation of a computer application modeling the syntheses, structures and properties of crystallographic materials, in order to identify and study different crystalline structures proposed in theoretical courses, using a standardized set of 3D calculation and transformation functions at different angles based on mathematical calculations.To evaluate the integration of this simulation software and study its pedagogical impact on the students, the research turned to a sample of second-year students enrolled in the chemistry department of the Ben M’sik Faculty of Sciences whose the objective is to do a comparative study between the practical works of crystallography using classical methods and after numerical simulation using our computer application, in order to identify the didactic factors influencing the cognitive engagement of the learners.
Keywords: Chemistry, Crystallography, Modeling, Simulation, Technology.

Scope of the Article:
Web-Based Learning: Innovation and Challenges