New media and science communication

From the advent of the World Wide Web in the 1990s to the explosion in social media in the twenty-first century, new media are increasingly a major focus of science communication practice, in part because they are touted as enabling greater dialogue about science and increasing the democratisation of scientific information. Research projects in this theme may tackle any topics related to the place and uses of new media in science communication.

Contact theme convenor Dr Will Grant for more information or click on the tabs below to find people, projects and events associated with this theme.



Project Status
A comparison of anti-vaccination and pro-vaccination image memes on Facebook Completed
A comparison of climate change communication on social media and regular (news) media Completed
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Using Social Media to Promote and Educate on Health Issues Completed
An analysis of access to e-agriculture in PNG Completed
Are ACT primary teachers still using video in the classroom? Completed
Can academics who blog gain a better understanding regarding the social context of their research? Completed
Climate Change Communication in Online Environmental Discourse Current
Computer awareness in Indonesian secondary schools: a first step Completed
Designing a treatment information website for cancer patients Completed
Developing a pedagogy for the use of digital technologies in science teaching and learning Completed
Evaluating the pilot Pacific Science Exchange Completed
Exploring the gender gap in science communication via popular YouTube science channels Completed
Genomics and Twitter: How is genomics discussed on Twitter? Completed
Geoquest: An interactive multimedia program for introductory Earth Science education Completed
Interactive multimedia in Australian university teaching: a new toy or a useful tool? Completed
Investigating the use of video games for science communication Completed
Issues of organ donation: an interactive multimedia program Completed
Making antimatter matter Completed
Opportunities and Challenges in an Ongoing and Collaborative Non-Formal Program for Developing Students’ Trajectories into Post-Compulsory STEM study Completed
Playing at reality Completed
Scanning the science society horizon Completed
Science communication via the internet: a blog on Australian parrots Completed
Science teachers' perceptions of the credibility of websites for use in the science classroom Completed
Science writing: An examination into science writer writing behaviours, motivations, and source preferences Completed
Snowball Sampling in the Internet Era: A Case Study of Zuckerberg’s Miscarriage Issue on Facebook Completed
The effect of scholarly communication practices on open access: an Australian study of three disciplines Completed
The role of manuals in science communication Completed
The use of interactive multimedia in the communication of science Completed
Understanding the weather: an interactive multimedia program Completed
What affects popularity of science communication content on YouTube? Completed
What Makes a Maths Puzzle go Viral? Completed