Applications in Biology: Communicating Science to the Public
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Being an effective communicator is quickly becoming a crucial tool for being a good scientist. Whether sharing results, applying for funding or trying to inspire action, you need to be able to convey your message clearly and concisely. Through this course we'll connect with leading scientists, explorers and conservationists from around the world who are effective communicators. We will also explore new and exciting uses of various media and technology to engage global audiences. Finally, we’ll develop strategies for how to break down your science for consumption by diverse audiences from school children, to the general public and the news media. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WINTER 2021 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: Courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to pivot to an alternative delivery format (see https://opened.uoguelph.ca/academic-continuity) in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. Requirements for Winter 2021 course delivery include: - Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design). - Course learning activities and assessments are to be created to easily accommodate a switch to alternative delivery methods. - Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. - Plan to offer final exam, if applicable, in a modified format if there is another disruption of face-to-face classes. Please contact Dr. Brian Husband should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.
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