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The brilliant minds behind our MOOCs (who just so happen to be women!)

Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s to strong women, May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. Today, we salute some of the brilliant minds we have been lucky enough to work with on our MOOCs. We are proud to have such a strong representation of women. The theme for this year’s […]

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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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Why study sonic arts?

Sonic arts is a fairly new field so it has a lot of potential for development and providing opportunities for those who want to pursue it as a hobby or profession. With the upcoming re-release of the AdelaideX Music Technology Fundamentals online course, we chatted to Christian Haines, an Electronic Music Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. […]

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The aftermath of the white noise YouTube copyright claims: a Q&A with Dr Sebastian Tomczak

Earlier this month, Dr Sebastian Tomczak was hit by 5 copyright claim infringements for his 10-hour white noise video uploaded on YouTube. These infringements were incorrectly identified by YouTube’s automated Content ID system which uses algorithms to find close matches of content between videos. The story has gained global media attention from the likes of the ABC and […]

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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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A day in the life of a data scientist: a Q&A with Dr Simon “Jono” Tuke

The data scientist profession has been labelled as the sexiest job of the 21st century. With a statement as bold as this, we wanted to explore exactly what it is that a data scientist does. We spoke to Dr Simon “Jono” Tuke, a lecturer in statistics at the University of Adelaide, about the art of […]

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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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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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The 5 characteristics of good project managers

Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. But what does it take to be a good project manager? We have compiled the top 5 characteristics of good project managers.

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Celebrating linguistic diversity: a Q&A with Ghil’ad Zuckermann

Today is the European Day of Languages.  This day is celebrated annually and focuses on linguistic diversity in Europe and promoting language learning. To honour this day, we interviewed Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, to discuss the importance of linguistic diversity, his favourite European languages, and why […]

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