Today we begin an adventure. I'm taking on board Mal's idea of "touring the web"
, building on Nina's work about how much time does Web 2.0 take
and my own reflections in my paper Museum 3.0, organisational change and informal learning
by starting Project AMEP.
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (AMEP) are Australia's premier science awards. This year we are trialling taking AMEP to the web. This afternoon we will set up our Facebook fan page and Flickr channel and then start spreading the word. At the AMEP finalists announcement function on 24th July I will attempt to get vox pops and fotos which I will upload startight away to the Fan page/Flickr, and we can then use Facebook to start feeding stories in the lead up to the dinner and prize giving ceremony on 19 August.
At the same time I will be putting my money where my mouth is and seeing:
* how much time does Web 2.0 actually take compared with Nina's model
* how we can put in systems to move these projects to the mainstream and make them sustainable through training and commitment of the AMEP staff
* whether people do join up (which is one thing) but then do they actually interact
with the site.
Keep you all posted.