Youtubing for Academics ?!

Its no question that Web 2.0 is taking the internet to new frontiers never dreamed before.The Social networking phenomenon i.e. ‘Wisdom of crowds’ is definitely making its presence felt on the academic population.It all started with Social bookmarking for academics,which moved on to digg like research news portals and now ladies and gentlemen its Youtube time 🙂 Oh! no wait if the name YouTube strikes synonmously with ‘productivity sucker’ – then this ain’t that!

How about exchanging screencasts (videos) of your research methods and ideas to like minded audience? better yet, how about performing experiments and have them recorded and published with video and audio!! Or would you prefer to give a first person view of your research publication – that is interacting with your academic audience. Well all of the above are reality.


Scivee

What is Scivee all about? ofcourse you can read it here, but somehow i believe of the three Web 2.0 services Scivee holds greater prospects in terms of early acceptance and popularity.
About Scivee

(p.s. sorry about the picture 😦 )

The next service is JoVE ( Journal of Visualized Experiments)

JoVE

For the first time, JoVE allows you to publish your experiments in all its dimensions, overcoming the inherent limitations of traditional print journals, thus adding a whole new quality to the communication of your experimental work and research results.

A very interesting idea, but i am not sure how useful/popular this would become! Would be interested in watching this medium.

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Author: Balachandar Radhakrishnan

I work in Project Management and love music, photography & more.

3 thoughts on “Youtubing for Academics ?!”

  1. Hi I believe that videos will be the next frontier for research as well. But that’s the first step. I believe they will be a new source of research information. In fact, I’ve been citing JOVE videos for my thesis as well.

    I’m not sure if you have tried it, but Zotero and WizFolio grab videos and their bibliographic data. You can watch the videos within WizFolio and cite them for your papers.

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