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  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

    By Traci Gillig, Erica L Rosenthal

    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2017

  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

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    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2017
    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have more impact on how society reacts to...
  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    By The OpenLearn team

    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate,...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our...
  • How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    By Crispin Maslog

    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2017

  • How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.
  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2017

  • Witches in popular culture

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    Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts
  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    By Ian Cummins, Martin King

    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2017

  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.
  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    By Laura Clancy

    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 May 2017
    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has learned how to play the media at its own game.
  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    By The OpenLearn team

    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 04 May 2017
    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and...
  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    By Rhys James Jones

    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2017

  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...
  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    By Kate Stewart, Matthew Cole

    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

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    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems. Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole wonder...