In a world of information overload, how does one find reliable information? Science is supposed to be the answer to our society's complicated challenges. However, as the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted, not understanding what is fake news, misinformation or what is fact may lead to widespread public mistrust, or turn science into fuel for conspiracy theories or propaganda. Scientific findings are prone to change, making it difficult to effectively communicate them to the public. This fosters broad public skepticism towards major institutions, from the government to media to science. So, how can we communicate science effectively? And how can we rebuild trust in science? As a result, it is critical that we reconsider our science communication practices to recover public trust.
Science Communication: Communicating Trustworthy Information in the Digital WorldErasmus University Rotterdam
About this Course
What you will learn
Learn about the best practices for effective science communication
Understand how different stakeholders (policymakers, scientists, journalists) approach science communication
Learn about the advantages and drawbacks of communicating science in digital media and their implications for public trust.
Develop hands-on skills using tools and resources to evaluate information in digital media.
Skills you will gain
- Media Literacy
- Science Communication
- Science Journalism
- Communication Skills
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 1: The Digital Communication Ecosystem
Module 2: The (Social) Scientist
Module 3: The Journalist
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TOP REVIEWS FROM SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: COMMUNICATING TRUSTWORTHY INFORMATION IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
An excellent beginner course and overview of the field/ responsiblities of science communications. After completing the course, I was left with a lot to consider, appreciate, and apply to my own work.
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