Virtual ScienceTET, Virtuaalinen tiedeTET in Finnish, is an online tutoring environment for 14- and 15-year-old pupils to complete their studies on familiarization with working life.
The environment is a tool to explore especially science-related fields of work by facilitating the collaboration between students and their mentors. The mentors are researchers and scientists from different institutions and businesses. The environment allows students to present their findings and gain feedback from their mentors and fellow students in a truly collaborative environment.
The implementation supports science communication by guiding the pupils to search for information and to summarize complicated matters in a clear and concise way.
The environment was developed for Economic Information Office with the goal of creating a user interface that supports virtual collaboration. This was done by modifying the existing Moodle-based platform.