Evidence-based effective science communication is increasingly necessary. In this online education specialization, you will learn how to engineer science communication activities using evidence from the learning sciences. You will also discuss best practices for various science communication modalities.

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe principles of human learning that are important to consider when designing science outreach activities
  • Compare and contrast modalities for science communication/outreach
  • Identify common pitfalls in science communication/outreach
  • Design a science communication/outreach activity based on principles learned in this specialization


  • The Harder Side of Science Communication
  • The Softer Side of Science Communication
  • Modes of Science Communication

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