How to take part

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The University of Edinburgh’s 23 Things for Digital Knowledge is an award winning (LILAC Credo Digital Literacy Award 2017) self-directed course, run by Information Services Group. The programme seeks to expose you to a range of digital tools for your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student, or professional. The aim is for you to spend a little time each week building up and expanding your skills.

The course was structured to be presented across twelve weeks with each week containing 2 Things (except week 11 which only has 1 Thing). Since the completion of its first run, the course is continuing to be open and available for anyone to work through and participate in at their own pace.

Anyone can participate in 23 Things for Digital Knowledge by reading through the content and completing each of the Things in their own time.

We ask participants to register a blog with us (as part of Thing 2) to share short blog posts about each of the 23 Things they complete. Blogging provides a space to test out and experiment with many of the Things, to interact with other participants to offer support and advice, and also to reflect on what it is that has been learnt. The blog also serves as an object to demonstrate your learning, and as evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Every participant who completes and posts a blog entry on all 23 Things and submits their blog using the form for Thing 23 will be awarded with an Open Badge. Additionally, ever University of Edinburgh member of staff or student who completes and posts a blog entry on all 23 Things and submits their blog using the form for Thing 23 by Friday May 25th 2018, will go into the draw to win an iPad.

Click here to learn more about Open Badges

Follow along online, join in and share with your own blog, come along to our face-to-face drop-in sessions across the Edinburgh campuses, or join our online hangouts. How you interact with the course is entirely up to you.

For any further enquiries, please contact 23Things@ed.ac.uk