Communicating Complex Information: Presenting Your Ideas Clearly and Effectively

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas....
At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Course Description

Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences

In a time when experts are all too often ignored or misunderstood, communicating complex information accurately to inexperienced audiences is a prized skill. This course will help your develop this skill. You will learn specific strategies to get your ideas across in a more impactful way; discovering how to organise your messages, techniques for explaining abstract ideas, and how to use and create visuals to enhance understanding.

What topics will you cover?

  • Three different explanation models: quasi-scientific, transformation and elucidating
  • Barriers to effective explanations including myths
  • The importance of audience analysis in effectively communicating complex ideas
  • Using analogies to explain abstract ideas.
  • Effective organization in oral presentations
  • Infographics.
  • Creating organisational structures.
  • Producing charts which enhance audience unde...

Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences

In a time when experts are all too often ignored or misunderstood, communicating complex information accurately to inexperienced audiences is a prized skill. This course will help your develop this skill. You will learn specific strategies to get your ideas across in a more impactful way; discovering how to organise your messages, techniques for explaining abstract ideas, and how to use and create visuals to enhance understanding.

What topics will you cover?

  • Three different explanation models: quasi-scientific, transformation and elucidating
  • Barriers to effective explanations including myths
  • The importance of audience analysis in effectively communicating complex ideas
  • Using analogies to explain abstract ideas.
  • Effective organization in oral presentations
  • Infographics.
  • Creating organisational structures.
  • Producing charts which enhance audience understanding.

What will you achieve?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use different methods to overcome the barriers that most audiences face when learning complex information
  • Apply practices for organizing and explaining ideas orally
  • Design presentation slides for improved audience understanding
  • Communicate complex ideas or material to various audiences.

This course is for anyone who has to explain new ideas to lay publics where there are vast differences between the speaker and their audience in their command of the content. It will be of particular use to teachers, scientists, communication experts, financial experts and medical experts.

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