Changing Paradigms in Science Communication in the Post COVID Era

DHARMAPALAN, BIJU ; MAHESH, G.

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a sea of changes in our society and human civilisation. The respect and public acceptance for science gained more significance in the COVID-19 lockdown period. Science news has been placed on the front pages of all newspapers consistently for several months. The influence of the internet as a communication medium has gained more prominence and irrespective of age everyone used it to gain information about COVID-19. In science, new culture of collaboration and open access publications gained popularity. Similarly in science communication, conferences and seminars have been shifted to online mode and usage of VR and AR has been effectively incorporated. This review paper will discuss various new tools that have emerged for science communication during the COVID pandemic time.

Keyword(s)

Science communication; post-COVID-19 era; OTT; virtual science museums

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