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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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“Teaching as a Competency”: Competencies for Medical Educators
Posted On: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 11:55 by Beverly Murphy

Most medical faculty receive little or no training about how to be effective teachers, even when they assume major educational leadership roles. To identify the competencies required of an effective teacher in medical education, the authors developed a comprehensive conceptual model. After conducting a literature search, the authors met at a two-day conference (2006) with 16 medical and nonmedical educators from 10 different U.S. and Canadian... MORE

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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?

Categories: Explore Tools

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