Sunday, October 7, 2018

Fwd: The Book of Kells - welcome to Week 1



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Date: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Subject: The Book of Kells - welcome to Week 1
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Hello Scott ,

Welcome to Week 1 of The Book of Kells.

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A warm welcome to Trinity College's The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece.

Over the next four weeks we will be sharing a range of engaging videos, articles, resources discussions, and assignments, all carefully arranged by the team here in Trinity College Dublin. Making extensive use of the high resolution images of the Book of Kells available online, we will guide you through some of its complexities, ask you to explore the manuscript and its intricate artwork, and form your own opinions about the manuscript. Through engagement with our range of learning resources, you'll build your knowledge of the manuscript and the context from which it emerged, and reflect on ideas about its background, makers and changing meanings through discussions with other students.

Coming up in Week 1

During Week 1, you will become familiar with the Book of Kells as a Christian text and the religious and political contexts from which it emerged. You might also begin to tackle the question that all students of historic artefacts have to ask: how easy is it for us to understand the intentions of patrons and makers from 1,200 years ago, and is it possible to understand an object from their standpoint?

Week 1 includes videos, discussions, reflections, quizzes and further reading to help you get acquainted with this sometimes mysterious and often misunderstood period of Irish history and creativity.

Course community

There will be plenty of opportunity to interact with other learners once the course begins through reflections and discussions. Please feel welcome to use these discussions to raise questions and address problems or help other people by answering their questions. We will be monitoring these discussions and will attempt to respond to common problems and queries as the course proceeds.

If you use Twitter, please use the hashtag #FLbookofkells for any discussions about the course, and follow us @OnlineEd_TCD for updates.

We hope you enjoy this four-week journey and enhance your understanding of one of the great masterpieces of medieval art.

Rachel Moss and Fáinche Ryan
Trinity College Dublin

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Course Now Open!



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Date: August 9, 2018 at 2:49:41 PM EDT
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edX Course Update for John Milton: Paradise Lost
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Welcome to John Milton: Paradise Lost

The course materials are now available!

Three hundred fifty years ago, John Milton published the first edition of Paradise Lost.  Since then it has re-appeared in hundreds of editions and has come to be recognized as the greatest poetic achievement in English. John Dryden, England's poet laureate at the time, even suggested that Milton's English epic surpassed Homer's achievements in Greek and Virgil's in Latin. 

We look forward to engaging with you in this edX course and through Dartmouth College's Milton Reading Room using the the annotation tool Hypothesis. 

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Scott , you’re on your way to qualifying for a Certificate on Shakespeare



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Date: July 7, 2018 at 12:00:57 AM EDT
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Subject: Scott , you're on your way to qualifying for a Certificate on Shakespeare
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Hello Scott ,

Well done on finishing over 90% of Shakespeare. You're on your way to qualifying for a Certificate of Achievement. This is a printed and digital certificate, with a transcript that details what you learnt on the course, and demonstrates your hard work.

Upgrade and get your certificate

Why upgrade and get a certificate?

A Certificate of Achievement is an excellent way to demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning to employers. You can even add it to your LinkedIn page.

A Certificate is also a great way to mark your achievement and to get tangible proof of your dedication and learning. You will get a printed copy, a digital copy you can share online and a transcript that details what you learnt.

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How to get your certificate

To get your certificate you'll need to upgrade your course, and ensure you've marked 90% of the steps in the course as complete and taken any tests with a score of over 70%. Upgrading costs £32 and gets you a Certificate of Achievement when you're eligible, but also access to any tests and unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Shakespeare - welcome to Week 4



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From: "FutureLearn" <please.do.not.reply@futurelearn.com>
Date: June 24, 2018 at 8:17:42 PM EDT
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Subject: Shakespeare - welcome to Week 4
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Hello Scott ,

Welcome to Week 4 of Shakespeare.

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We hope you enjoyed the third week of Shakespeare: Print and Performance. Welcome to the final week of the course!

If you haven't started yet, it's not too late; you can still make a start now.

We are nearing the end, and the final week promises to be an exciting one. We will be spending time at Shakespeare's Globe, thinking about early modern performance practices, and learning about the early modern actor. You'll also be exploring Shakespeare on film with Dr Aidan Elliott, who will help you analyse a popular film adaptation of Hamlet. We end the course by examining Shakespeare in performance on the stage around the world in the 21st century.

We hope you are enjoying the course!

Best wishes,

Dr Sarah Lewis, Dr Gemma Miller and Professor Gordon McMullan
London Shakespeare Centre | King's College London

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A Certificate of Achievement
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