For the last decades, Mongolian highly motivated teachers and students have been working very hard on improving their language skills. But the traditional frontal teaching methods are setting limits because of the shortage of modern school books and well-trained English teachers. Online technologies can help gaining unhindered access to learning. They address issues of educational equality and open democratic and accessible opportunities. When used correctly, advanced learning platforms
· make training more interesting and novel,
· improve the contents through new technologies in training,
· make students able to introduce, use and share worldwide information and knowledge,
· enable students to improve their self-development, self-learning and learning together and
extend skills to the common standard of Mongolian and international society.
All of us are potential teachers as well as learners -
in a true collaborative environment we are both.
Social constructivism extends constructivism into
social settings. The use of cultural artifacts to
"capture" knowledge and provide experiences that
create knowledge in others.
Mongolia is a huge country formerly sparsely populated by nomads living according to ancient traditions. Now a majority of Mongolians lives in the capital, Ulan-Baatar. This sudden geographic change has created considerable challenges.
Access to comprehensive current information is essential for the upcoming generations to plan their futures and that of their country. The first step to achieving this goal is to eliminate language barriers to be able to participate in a globalized world.
Students learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to see.
Moodle provides a collaborative environment.
- With Moodle the teachers as well as the learners are able to learn in a true collaborative environment.
- The teachers improve particularly well from the act of creating something for their students.
- By understanding the contexts, they can teach in a more transformational way (constructivism)
- The Moodle environment is very flexible and adaptable to quickly respond to the needs of all participants.
By understanding the contexts of others, we can design courses in a more transformational way (constructivism)
- The contents of our courses focus on the students ‘culture to build a learning environment appropriate for their subject matter
(in the social constructionist tradition).
- The courses need to be flexible to cater for a wide variety of needs.
- However, the courses have to remain simple enough for ordinary teachers to make good use of the internet for community building and
Students are fascinated by learning with digital media