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Trouble Communicating with Non-Scientists?
Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:47 by Erica Brody

Do you have trouble communicating with Non-Scientists? Check out these tips from leading weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd.

  • Know your audience. Many scientists are guilty of delivering the same message to the Rotary Club or Congressional Staffers that they give at a science conference. Research and understand your audience. Anthony Leiserowitz, an excellent climate communication scholar at Yale, once told me, "Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off."
  • Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results...
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EXPLORE: RSS
Posted On: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 16:47 by Beverly Murphy

Free Current Awareness Tool

Have you heard that RSS is dead, or do you even know what RSS is? Many assumed RSS was finished after Bloglines, the first popular RSS reader, was slated to be discontinued. With so many other ways to keep current (like Twitter), you may not use RSS to keep up with your favorite journals, news sources, and personal interests. If you would like to have one place to go to see the latest NEJM articles, view what’s happening in the world via New York Times, or check if there are any iPads for sale on Craigslist, you can. And all with one click!

Make RSS do the work for you! You can set up a Google Reader account...

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Explore: Duke WordPress
Posted On: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 14:59 by Beverly Murphy

What is it? Blog Tool and Publishing Platform

Duke is now hosting WordPress. WordPress is a popular web-publishing platform for creating blogs, web-based presentations, and even entire websites. This fall Duke WordPress can be used for formal courses; however beginning in the spring, this tool will be offered more widely. Faculty are encouraged to use this for courses, blogs, projects, etc.

Not sure how you can utilitze WordPress? Don’t worry, there are lots of uses mentioned, an entire example section, and tips and tricks to help you get started. See CIT’s blog post for more information and ideas. Ready to create a course?

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