Staff regularly ask me about new opportunities to enhance their online learning and teaching as well as their digital scholarship practices. But sometimes we just need time, to learn one ‘thing’ at a time, and grow in our knowledge together. As a response to this need the 23 Things For Digital Knowledge program was born. This learning program is designed for all university staff, students, or other interested education professionals. It is an online, self-directed program that offers a way to improve digital knowledge and to experiment with a range of new tools. 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.
This free professional learning series will help you to :
- create links between effective teaching and learning theory, digital competence and the role of digital tools.
- use digital tools for learning and teaching
- find and make online resources for learning
How does it work?
Each week we provide you with new ‘Things’ about digital tools and how they can be utilized effectively in your professional practice. Your goal is to spend about 30-60 minutes trying them out then reflecting on how they may be useful for your teaching.
You join in, and do as little or as much as you like! We encourage you to set up a blog of your own, and as you go through the Things and share your reflections via blog posts, you are creating a record that you can use to demonstrate your learning. We encourage you to ‘get involved’ in Thing 3! Go on, give it a go. Perhaps you’d like to form a team? Or even just connect online? We’ll be watching and talking in the backchannel on Twitter with #23DigThingsCSU.
23 Things for Digital Knowledge is an initiative of CSUOpen, and was inspired by:
- University of Edinburgh 23 Things
- The Digital Skills Development DH23 Things – University of Cambridge
- University of Melbourne 23 Research Things
- 23 Things Cambridge – University of Cambridge Libraries program
- Cool Tools for School – Technology Learning Program for Librarians & Teachers
- and many more all based on the original 23 Things program which ran at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County in the USA in 2006.
Curated by Judy O’Connell @heyjudeonline
The format and some content is CC By-NC-SA 4.0, and others as attributed in individual entries. Posts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License.
Licensing – Can I re-use your program?
Yes! The content of this program by Charles Sturt Univeristy, except where otherwise stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY). In fact we actively encourage you to take our Digital Knowledge course and adapt it for your own purposes.
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