K. E. Kharki, F. Bensamka, K. Berrada
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Laboratories are commonly included as part of university courses as a way to relate theoretical lectures with experimental processes. They play an essential role in scientific and technical education. Currently, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facilitates the development of new learning processes, particularly for university instruction. The use of these tools as part of the laboratories that are included in many of the offered courses as a method of improving teaching is becoming quite common. Virtual laboratories are important components of modern e-learning environments, especially in scientific and technical disciplines. They are based on simulations of real systems or phenomena, and can improve the teaching/learning process based on conceptual understanding. This chapter talks about the virtual laboratory and the difference between traditional and virtual labs. We present also, the virtual laboratory for physics that was implemented at the Moroccan universities.