Glacial Retreat Learning Module

The way people process information influences their decision making. Information processing tools help us researcher and decision makers understand how different presentation formats can lead to very different decisions. People process uncertain information (such as a climate forecast) in two qualitatively different and competing systems: experiential and analytical. Even seemingly objective, statistical information can elicit subjective and affective reactions which then influence decisions and actions. A better understanding of these processes contributes to improved risk communication.

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) partnered with CRED to build demo versions of two learning modules having to do with risk perception and decision making in the face of glacial retreat. Go to the Demo Glacial Retreat Learning Models.