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Shakespeare Matters MOOC nominated for the 2018 edX Prize

We are excited to announce that Lucy Potter has been nominated as a finalist in the 2018 edX prize for the Shakespeare Matters MOOC. The edX prize celebrates contributions and innovations of MOOC teachers in the edX community. There are 10 finalists for the edX Prize and the winner will be announced at the edX […]

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AdelaideX Trending Courses: August/September 2018

Interested in learning something new? Maybe you want to expand your knowledge in the big data space? Or learn how to read and appreciate Shakespeare and his plays? Or understand addiction and appropriate treatments for recovery? Check out AdelaideX’s trending courses for August/September:  

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Thoughts On Love

Thoughts on love…

Have you ever seen two people fall in love and been baffled as to why? What is most important in a relationship? Is it passion or compatibility? Or romance or stability? To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we grabbed some snippets from our Shakespeare Matters MOOC discussion forum. Our learners considered these questions, and shared their experiences […]

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Student Spotlight: Shakespeare Matters with Mahendra Chitrarasu

Meet University of Adelaide student, Mahendra Chitrarasu. He is a 2nd year Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student, majoring in English and philosophy. He is also part of the Shakespeare Matters MOOC team, where he worked with the AdelaideX team and Dr Lucy Potter to develop materials for section 4 of this course, focusing on The […]

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9 reasons why The Lion King is basically Hamlet (and 1 reason it probably isn’t).

Written by Galen Cuthbertson  In the universe of Disney factoids, saying that “The Lion King is a remake of Hamlet” is one of the brightest stars. It’s got all the things that make a Disney factoid great: it’s about a classic film, it feels a little conspiratorial, and it makes you feel pretty clever when […]

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Shakespeare’s contribution to psychology: a Q&A with Dr Matt Dry

“There is something special and unique about Shakespeare’s body of work that makes it as fascinating and relevant today as when the plays were first written.” The study of Shakespeare is not just for arts and humanities enthusiasts. The impact of his work reaches far beyond. Shakespeare carries relevance for every discipline, especially psychology. We chatted […]

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Five (very) minor Shakespeare characters who totally steal the show

Written by Galen Cuthbertson  It’s easy to focus on the major characters in Shakespeare’s plays but we should to take a moment to shift our attention to some of the lesser known characters that contribute so much. Here, we pay tribute to five (very) minor Shakespeare characters that totally steal the show:

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