Abstract—The situation induced by the Covid-19 health crisis
has urged the pedagogical actors in education and training into
an emergency mode of distance education. Previous research
conducted during this period of health crisis, showed a major
focus on the experience of distance teaching and assessment in
both school and university contexts. Nevertheless, research in
the context of pre-service as well as in-service teacher training is
very scarce. In this regard, it seems appropriate to focus more
on distance teacher training and distance assessment within the
Regional Centers for Education and Training Professions, in
French “Centres Régionaux des Métiers de l’Education et de la
Formation (CRMEF)”. To achieve this purpose, a survey was
conducted at the end of the pandemic containment period. The
survey consisted of two questionnaires. The first one was
administered to 20 teacher trainers of different specialties. The
second one was addressed to 46 teacher trainees of the 2020
cohort. Analysis of results revealed that all the participant
teacher trainers interviewed offered teacher training and
conducted assessment from distance, using different
instruments and modalities. However, the evaluations carried
out at a distance were, in the majority of cases, formative
evaluations with a rate of 93%. The respondents also reported
that the main objective of these evaluations was to support and
regulate the learning of future teachers. The study also
recommends the promotion of distance teacher training and
distance assessment procedures, as well as, the construction of
valid and reliable digital equipments and adaptive e-learning
Index Terms—Distance teacher training, distance assessment, Covid 19 pandemic, CRMEF, Morocco.
Btissam Guennoun is with the Regional Center for Education and Training Professions (CRMEF) Fez - Meknes, Morocco (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nadia Benjelloun is with Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mehrez Fez, Morocco (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Btissam Guennoun and Nadia Benjelloun, "Distance Teacher Training and Assessment in the Era of Covid 19 Pandemic," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 1321-1336, 2022.
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