Experiment Four

Going International with Mahara

In the summer term of 2012/13 a group of 20 Czech students of English for chemistry on the B1 language competence level was requested to prepare a Page on selected topics such as Chemistry, Student Life in the Czech Republic, etc. and the students were informed about the mission of this project and the target audience they were supposed to keep in mind. Their target audience were students of Chemistry and English for Specific Purposes at the University of Oulu. Their digital artefacts were presented to students in Finland to be commented on or expanded. Generally, this was the most successful project of the past academic year due to the international aspect. The students appreciated meaningfulness of their effort and at the same time expressed to certain extend disappointment with lack of feedback in some cases.