Animation as a science communication tool in timor-leste

Christopher McGillion

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    Abstract

    This article examines the trial of animated video to disseminate new agricultural knowledge among subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste, a small under-developed country in Southeast Asia. The aim of the trial was to test the potential for this approach to supply clear, accurate and engaging information to rural communities where rates of adult illiteracy are high and mass media consumption is low. The findings point to the potential for animation to be used to communicate scientific knowledge in situations where approaches regularly employed in developing countries are unavailable or would be limited in their reach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)278-285
    Number of pages8
    JournalScience Communication
    Volume39
    Issue number2
    Early online dateMar 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2017

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