Chevron Left
Back to Modes of Science Communication

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Modes of Science Communication by University of Colorado Boulder

About the Course

In this course, you will explore different modalities of science communication, including oral presentations, written forms of communication, technology, and artistic media, including best practices for each....
Filter by:

1 - 1 of 1 Reviews for Modes of Science Communication

By Lou M B

Dec 26, 2023

The content was very good and informative, but at times the tone was infantilizing and made me feel like I'm being talked to like a teenager, when the course is clearly aimed at adults with experience in science communication. Furthermore, there was a large section discussing bad and good ways of communicating that was very inconsiderate of people with certain disabilities, especially autistic people. Labeling behaviors and traits such as monotone voices or unsteady eye contact or irregular speech patterns as bad and things to unlearn is just ableist and goes against many of the other messages that the Designing Effective Science Communication Specialization promotes, such as inclusivity, diversity and the importance of representation in science. It is actively harmful to perpetuate the idea that only a certain way of speaking, standing and moving is acceptable and likeable and that deviations from this ideal need to be "fixed".