We are happy to announce a new page1 on our “TheLaosExperience” blog and will conclude our very best Happy New Year 2020 wishes to our readers with some final reports of volunteers about our bi-directional learning and teaching project.
The new page features the reports by the last two Teams VII and VIII. All reports – from Team I to Team VIII – are available as hard copies at the International Office of the Karlsruhe University of Education. The older reports will also follow on the new page in due course (with permission pending from the authors), and of course the newer ones as they come in with each new returnee team.
Through this blog, we have been contacted by a number of students and academics from other universities in Germany and elsewhere – Austria, Australia, Hongkong, Spain, Ireland, China, the Netherlands – who have expressed interest in participation or cooperation of some kind. Some of these contacts have invariably led to interesting new facets and ideas for the project as well as joint research and publications, which has started to make “TheLaosExperience” a truly global project indeed.
For this, many thanks to our new international partners for their interest and support, and, of course, to all our new and old Lao partners. We look forward to developing our cooperations with you – and to any interesting new cooperations that will appear on the horizon in 2020!
However, our biggest THANK YOU goes to all our teams of volunteers, without whom none of any of this would have happened. While we may provide the brains2 and the lungs, you are the heart of the project.
Happy New Year!
Isabel Martin & Johannes Zeck
Text & photo by I. Martin, new page by J. Zeck
1 “www.thelaosexperience.com” was launched on 10 October 2015 and features 58 pages, 301 articles, 5 feature videos, and 1 multi-media live documentation (Pageflow) with dozens of subpages. The statistics tool states on 31 December 2019 at 13:24 that the blog registered 271,346 users in 209 countries and 1,569,459 hits. Readers can subscribe to the blog and thus receive email notifications of new posts.
2 New academic research sub-page planned for 2020: Full texts of State Exam theses, Bachelor theses, as well as (links to) book chapters and articles written in this project.