Do I launch my new idea as a Web 2.0 Site or as a shared app for Facebook/Bebo (Multi-Platform Widgetised App) or even something else, and why ?
The idea is to film (in a TV Studio designed to look like a state-of-the-art classroom) 880 videos (lasting 6-8 minutes each) covering Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology for Grade 9/10 (USA) and Year 10/11 (UK). The videos will have a live audience of kids durign the shoot and will be taught by some of the best teachers in the world, using techniques kids have always wanted to learn by.
The app that deliveers these videos, and allows searching by tag, and commenting, rating, sending to friends, kids tutoring other kids and getting rated liek ebay ratings etc, should it be built as a Platform app for sites that are heavily trafficked, or a dedicated site of its own, or both, and WHY ?
To see a pilot (the teacher isn't an example of the experts we will be using for the full production), please visit :
You would be better off starting off a site for the project then developing other apps and services to integrate the existing site with other web 2.0 services as well as using the integration as a tool to assist in drawing more traffic to the full site.
If you have the resources to do both, do both. I would use the heavily trafficked sites to get it off the ground and get the word out. But I think the ultimate goal would be to establish it as its own site dedicated to education and learning instead of just a bunch of videos on another web site. I think it should have its own name and identity with possiblity of growing into something larger and expanding to other grade levels and becoming a hub of e-tutoring.