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MOOC focuses on reporting on vaccines controversy [Worldwide]

MOOC focuses on reporting on vaccines controversy [Worldwide]

Posted on October 18, 2017

Journalists who want to sharpen their critical thinking can register for this free course.

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "A science journalism approach to controversies: the case of vaccines," beginning Nov. 1.

The MOOC will cover how to search for the most credible institution, scientific journal, scientific paper and scientist, featuring skills to discover who is most probably right, particularly in the case of public scientific controversies.

The content is organized into five short modules accessible anytime. Participants will be able to use the platform’s discussion board to discuss with other journalists and post their ideas on the interactive map.

Those who complete the course will receive an instructor-signed certificate from the WFSJ, Université Laval and Concordia University.

Registration is ongoing.

For more information, click here.