Course curriculum

Module's for this course will be released fortnightly.

  • 3

    Storytelling Strategies

    • Storytelling in Science Communication (Part One)

    • Storytelling in Science Communication (Part Two)

    • Identify your audience and main message

    • And....But....Therefore

    • Story arcs

    • Exercise

  • 4

    Conceptualization and storyboarding

    • Introduction to Storyboarding

    • Active titles

    • The Storyboarding Process

    • Project Management for Creative Projects

    • Multiple Choice Assessment

  • 5

    Color theory

    • Color theory introduction

    • Color theory basics

    • Using color in science communication

    • Assessment - Multiple Choice

  • 6

    Layout and design

    • Layout and Design Introduction

    • Principles of Design

    • Layout and Design Examples

    • Module 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Data visualization

    • Introduction to data visualization

    • Data visualization tools

    • Data visualization examples: Graphs

    • Data visualization examples: conceptual diagrams

    • Data visualization examples: Maps

    • Module 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Symbols and diagrams

    • Introduction to conceptual diagrams?

    • Symbols

    • Producing conceptual diagrams

    • Conceptual diagram examples

    • Module 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Science communication products

    • Science writing vs. science communication

    • Types of science communication products

    • Photos in Science Communication

    • Videos in Science Communication

    • Module 8 Quiz

  • 10

    Scientific Presentations

    • Presentation Preparation

    • Assembling a presentation

    • Delivering a presentation

    • Module 9 Quiz

  • 11

    Increasing science communication effectiveness

    • Course Review

    • Maximizing science communication effectiveness

    • Improving science communication skills

    • Module 10 Quiz

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Instructor

Instructor

Prof Bill Dennison

Bill leads the Integration and Application Network, a collection of scientists interested in solving, not just studying, environmental problems. He is actively involved in the Chesapeake Bay Program, USA and had an active role in the Healthy Waterways Campaign of South-East Queensland, Australia. In his current role as Vice President for Science Application at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, his focus is on developing ways to effectively communicate science and to create credible and rigorous environmental report cards. https://www.umces.edu/bill-dennison

Testimonials

5 star rating

Comprehensive and incredibly useful

Catherine Thomson

This course is a comprehensive overview of all aspects of science communications with many useful pointers on where to find deeper knowledge. Highly recommen...

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This course is a comprehensive overview of all aspects of science communications with many useful pointers on where to find deeper knowledge. Highly recommended.

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Hilary Kuhn Review of River Academy Science Communication...

Hilary Kuhn

Excellent overview with many thought-provoking sections. Consideration of concepts, methods and means of science communications has already helped my process...

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Excellent overview with many thought-provoking sections. Consideration of concepts, methods and means of science communications has already helped my process of editing a book that I have written and planning for presentations. Greatly appreciate the points about Community of Practice and not working in a vacuum. Very pertinent to my current situation! Lastly I found that the challenge of getting the answers right for the end of sections quiz certainly necessitated a review process that did help me digest the content. Much appreciated! Thank-you for sharing so many insights on science communications that you have gleaned from your years of practice. Invaluable!

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