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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44671

Science communication during the pandemic through a university radio program in Ecuador

Irene Trelles Rodríguez, Efraín Luna, Denisse Gonzaga Landín, Martha Cantos Pérez

Abstract

The importance of the contributions to society in the production of new knowledge by academia is unquestionable, but there is a great difference between universities in Latin American countries and those in the so-called first world countries. Among the differentiating gaps, in addition to the structural elements, the need for the social appropriation of knowledge and strengthening of scientific culture should be emphasized, and this is not possible without the communication of science, technology and innovation. Hence the interest of the present work, which evaluates the actions, during the pandemic, of the radio program I-100, of the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG), to maintain the process of communication of scientific research results of the institution and the socialization of knowledge. A mixed methodological approach was applied in the study and aims to analyze the actions implemented to maintain, during the pandemic, the communication of research results of the UCSG through the university radio program I-100, incorporating new media and different productive routines, following the conditions of isolation imposed by the pandemic and trying to use as much as possible the digital spaces also enhanced in conditions of social isolation.

Keywords

science communication, socialization of knowledge, university radio, pandemic.

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