Designing Effective Science Communication, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Learn To Design Effective Science Communication. In this Designing Effective Science Communication course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder, you will learn how to leverage the science of how people learn to design science communication activities.

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Evidence-based effective science communication is increasingly necessary. In this Designing Effective Science Communication course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder, learn how to engineer science communication activities using evidence from the learning sciences. We'll also discuss best practices for various science communication modalities. 

Applied Learning Project

The major projects for this specialization are designed to be flexible. By the end of this specialization, you will have either a portfolio with different science communication activities, or one large activity that you'll iterate on as you move through the specialization.

What You Will Learn:

  • Describe principles of human learning that are important to consider when designing science outreach activities.
  • Compare and contrast modalities for science communication/outreach.
  • Identify common pitfalls in science communication/outreach.
  • Design a science communication/outreach activity based on principles learned in this course.

Skills You Will Gain:

  • SciComm
  • Learning Engineering
  • Science Education
  • Science Communication
  • Learning Sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Harder Side of Science Communication
  • The Softer Side of Science Communication
  • Modes of Science Communication

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • Recommended experience: Some experience in the sciences or science communication is helpful, but not required.

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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