By didactic system, one must understand a learning object based on interactive technologies. To this end, the ICET unit works on the development of a computing environment targeting the conception of these learning objects at the lowest possible cost. The concept boils down to apply a modular approach, which allows to build a set of obejcts whose features can be adapted easily to the taught topic. This methodology is akin to the "Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching" (Merlot), an International consortium open to high education.
Two examples of realisation are (1) "Virolab", developed in collaboration with the "Unité de Développement et de Recherche en Education Médicale (UDREM)", and (2) The Virtual Microscope, developed in the context of ESIG student work.
The Virtual Microscope is used by students to visualize fine geological slices.
Complementary to interactive learning objects, and in collaboration with the Centre Universitaire Informatique (CUI), the ICET unit has developed a 3D visualizazion system based on polarized glasses. This system was designed to be mobile so as each unit installed in a main building can be shared between teachers. This 3D system aims at facilitating learning in the domains where visualization of phenomenon is important for understanding the underlying processes, such as in biology, chemistry, physics, and so on.