Online Course on Science Communication

As we observe that science and facts are being called into question, what can be done? The TRESCA project has developed a massive open online course (MOOC) to explore this question directly and to improve current practices of communicating scientific knowledge. The MOOC consists of seven modules that are made up of educational videos and learning resources. As a participant, you will learn how digitalization has influenced the development and communication of scientific knowledge. The focus of the course lies on how an overflow of information has made it difficult for the public to decipher what is accurate or inaccurate information.

We discuss these topics from the perspective of three important stakeholders, namely (social) scientists, journalists, and policymakers. We also cover how these stakeholders connect with each other, as well as with ordinary citizens. Our objective for participants is to discover what drives public trust and how people and organizations can earn it and maintain trust via improved communication practices.

How can you participate?

Starting on March 21 2022, you can sign up for the course titled “Communicating trustworthy information in the digital world” on Coursera via the course’s home page. The course will be available free of charge and to anyone who is interested!

There are many advantages to the course: it is completely in English and 100% online, it has flexible deadlines so you can learn at your own pace, and you can earn a certificate after completing the course.

You can get to know the main course instructors, Jason Pridmore and Marina Tulin, by watching a short interview with them below!