Jonathan Cohen

University of Delaware

I am an Associate Professor of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware. My teaching and research focuses on comparative physiology and behavior of marine animals, particularly marine invertebrates. I am fascinated by light as a biological factor. This has drawn me to working in polar regions, especially during the Polar Night when low light levels are still relevant for biology. Part of my motivation for developing the Oceans in the News course is to allow students to experience the polar environments I have been so fortunate to study.   jhcohen@udel.edu

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Oceans in the News part of Oceans in the News
Interpreting scientific data is one of the most challenging skills students face today. Students are overloaded with information from various media sources, and often lack both the technical skills to analyze data and the ability to recognize the overarching story the data support. The Oceans in the News course uses polar science examples to address these technical and narrative challenges. Students will develop proficiency in data visualization and its application to the analysis of news stories about polar regions.

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Course Modules (7)

Module 1 Living Narratives part of Oceans in the News:Oceans in the News – Polar Ocean Science, Data, and the Media
This module engages students with a variety of different viewpoints, encouraging them to understand how different people can view the world. Students will work in small groups to analyze a "living ...

Activities (2)

Overcoming programming challenges in Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Teaching Demonstrations
One consequence of living in a highly connected world is that students are bombarded with geoscience information claiming to be scientifically factual. One major challenge for students trying to determine the ...

Overcoming Narrative Challenges in Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Teaching Demonstrations
One consequence of living in a highly connected world is that students are bombarded with geoscience information claiming to support or encourage particular attitudes or dispositions toward the natural world. These ...

Course (1)

Oceans in the News – Polar Ocean Science, Data, and the Media part of Oceans in the News:Oceans in the News – Polar Ocean Science, Data, and the Media
Interpreting scientific data is one of the most challenging skills students face today. Students are overloaded with information from various media sources, and often lack both the technical skills to analyze data ...