E-learning technologies to Improve the quality of teaching in Mongolia

17 March 2023
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Credit: Nomadic Nature Conservation, Mongolia

In January 2023, a two-day methodological training was held in Ulaanbaatar with 30 pedagogy graduate students from the Mongolian National University of Education (MNUE) teacher training department. The training was organized by the public organization Nomadic Nature Conservation in partnership with the Department of Distance Education at the MNUE within the framework of the project Distance education to improve quality and access to school education in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan. The trainers and facilitators included the project's lead researcher, a lecturer from MNUE, and teachers from remote regions.

The design of the training programme, aimed at teaching e-learning approaches, was based on the results and recommendations from the qualitative research phase conducted in Mongolia. The training covered the digital transformation of education in the country and the search tools and practical application of open educational resources (OER). The practical part of the training included working with the tools and materials of the Medle.mn electronic education platform, preparing e-content, applying new methods for evaluation at online lessons and using digital platforms for communication and learning. The training participants worked in small groups and prepared and presented proposals for improving the involvement of students, teachers and parents in using the materials of the Medle.mn platform.

During the training, innovative teachers from remote regions of Mongolia shared their practical experience in using OER, designing e-lessons, and applying communication tools. At the end of the training, the participants received certificates from the MNUE.