My name is Erdem Dugarov. I live in Ulan-Ude and employed as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) instructor at Eastern Siberia State Technological University.
The application of IT to the teaching process is one of my interests. Wireless technologies and the Internet have expanded the classroom beyond the school walls and made it possible to engage students in learning processes anytime and anywhere.
Thanks to the FFDP program I had a unique opportunity to stay in the USA and be placed at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) of Georgetown University, Washington DC. The facilities, communication opportunities contributed significantly to accomplishment of my project.
The project I worked on was Online American Studies Activities (OASA) which comprises online activities based on authentic files like VOA Special English. The activities offer an interdisciplinary set of study areas that includes history, geography, government, elections, mass media, economy, social security, population, education, culture, religion, American Indians, and women in the US history. You can access the project at http://american-studies.narod.ru.