Abstract—Since the 2000s, the leaders of Moroccan
educational system called for the introduction of information
and communication technology means in education. Thus, the
majority of primary schools have been equipped with
computers and internet connection. But when it comes to tablets,
Moroccan schools are only in the early stages of
experimentation. This article aims, on the one hand to probe the
inventory of places of use of this artefact in classroom practice
and to elucidate the obstacles that could constrain its effective
and efficient use; on the other hand, to study the impact of
teacher training on the perceived value of this artefact in
educational practice. So, we carried out research via a
questionnaire and semi-structured interviews in 13 schools that
received endowments of 11 to 16 tablets each. The results
showed that the use of tablets is very limited; and suffers from
several obstacles that hinder its integration. And that the
technical and pedagogical training of teachers is a major factor
in the perceived usefulness of this technology in classroom
Index Terms—Primary education, use of tablets, teacher training, perception of utility.
El Ayachi Rahali is with University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (USMBA), Fez. He is also with the Regional Center for Education and Training in Béni Mellal. Morocco (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ahmida Chikhaoui and Khalid El Khattabi are with University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (USMBA), Fes, Morocco (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fatima Ouzennou is with the Regional Center for Education and Training in Fes, Morocco (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: E. A. Rahali, A. Chikhaoui, K. E. Khattabi, and F. Ouzennou, "Use of Tablets in Moroccan Primary School Inventory and Impact of Teacher Training," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 651-657, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).