John Ohab started the topic Communicating Science with Web Technology: Your thoughts? in the forum Geeks in Government 10 years, 11 months ago
All, I’m a neuroscientist (by training) now working at the Dept of Defense (DoD) on web technology and emerging media strategy. One of my projects is to coordinate DoD’s “Armed with Science”, a weekly podcast and blog that highlights the importance of science and technology to military operations. It is an unique project because it intersects the basic science and technology realms but also the government, innovation, and Web 2.0 realms more broadly.Here is the blog: http://science.dodlive.mil.One of my goals is to use Armed with Science blog as a testing ground for new web technologies and strategies — that is, to “experiment” (pun intended) with new ways of sharing and distributing information, engaging the public, and interfacing between our website and the social media world (Facebook, Twitter, etc). This could come in the form of things like new widgets, strategies for making the content more understandable, third-party authentication, or campaigns and contests that require user-generated content. I could use your help in the following areas:- examples where science is communicated through the innovative use of web technology- ideas for how to better engage the public- ideas for getting user-generated content – contacts at other agencies who might be interested in collaboration- recommendations for how to improve the site- any other thoughts that could help our team better use the Internet to communicate science and other complicated topicsThanks so much!John
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