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Course introduction

Meet lead educator Bruce Scates and Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James who introduce you to the themes to be covered over the next five weeks.

Watch Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James introduce the course and discuss the different themes to be covered over the next five weeks of the course.

A map of the Gallipoli Peninsula, showing the main battlegrounds of the campaign is available from the Downloads section of this step.

The importance of discussion and debate

Learning history is all about sharing information and perspectives, and debating ideas. World War 1 remains a contentious subject even as we commemorate its Centenary.

The stories we will explore in this course have been chosen to illustrate some of the more confronting aspects of war, and we are excited to hear your thoughts on them. In this type of online course, the more actively you share your ideas and join in the discussions the more you will get out of this course. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Talking point

In the Comments, take a moment to introduce yourself. Tell other learners about who you are and where you’re from. Also consider reading and commenting on contributions made by other learners or following learners with similar interests as you.

Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by reviewing the comments made by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary.

Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.

Managing comments

Comments on a step can be ‘filtered’ which helps you access them in a way that’s best for you. You can do this by selecting comments by ‘All comments’, ‘Bookmarked’, ‘Your comments’ or ‘Following’ from the drop-down menu in the comments section of the step. You can can also sort by ‘Newest’, ‘Oldest’ or ‘Most liked’.

You can also bookmark comments to remind yourself of certain contributions that you might wish to refer back to at a later stage.

Mentioning other learners

When replying to a comment, you can also mention other learners that are taking part in the comment thread. You can do this by entering the learner’s profile name as part of your reply. For example, @User3320607 That’s an excellent description! @User4499578 What do you think?

Please note, you can only mention others who are in the thread and cannot use the mention functionality in stand alone comments.

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World War 1: A History in 100 Stories

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