Charles Sturt University is launching its 23 Things for Digital Knowledge program – open now – commencing Monday July 3.
This an online learning program is designed for university staff, students, or other interested education professionals. This is an online, self-directed course, that offers a way to improve digital knowledge and to experiment with a range of new tools.
An introduction and a task is provided for each Thing along with suggested readings and resources. The program is a way to discover and explore new digital tools that might be useful to you and also provide a framework for evaluation, reflection and for the wider integration of digital technologies within your academic, learning and teaching practice.
“We live in an age of almost infinite information and learning opportunity and so the key here is that we have to inspire people to have a sense of wonder and curiosity. And if we do that, they have what is essentially the world’s largest knowledge maching at their fingertips. If we fail at that, they have the world’s largest distraction device”. Michael Wesch, Kansas State University – Twitter: @mwesch
Whatever your current level of confidence, the program aims to help you develop a strategic approach to integrating digital skills into your work. You might be using some of the tools already, in which case the program will encourage you to think more deeply about how and why they can benefit your professional practice, and how to get the most out of them.
Although the program is aimed in the first instance at staff and students of the CSU, it is open-access and contains a range of useful and informative posts.
It’s well worth exploring. The About 23 Things tab provides a bit more information. Otherwise progress to the Step-by-Step Instructions, and plan your fun exploration and learning from there.
This is NOT a MOOC, so you do not join 23Things. However, we DO want you to share your experiences – and you can do this once you start blogging in Thing 3.