22 Apr Using video & the social web to build online community
Check out Frontier Scientists‘ new website for ideas on incorporating video and building online community through the social web.
Frontier Scientists is an online hub for breaking scientific news from leading Arctic scientists in Archaeology, Geology, Anthropology, the Humanities, Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Chemistry and more.
The website includes vodcasts featuring the work of researchers who are often the first modern visitors to visit the sites of their field work. This vodcast on Cook Inlet volcanoes shows photos of Alaska volcanoes taken from the space shuttle.
To build online community–and connect with travelers, teachers, students, aspiring scientists, and anyone interested in scientific discovery–the site lets laypeople Ask a Scientist about their latest Alaska research. And Frontier Scientists is getting the word out by hosting a My Alaska photo contest with prizes: http://frontierscientists.com/my-alaska-2/.