The 23 Things for Research schedule

Here are the Things that we will be exploring during the 23 Things for Research course this Michaelmas:

0th week (w/c 7 October): Getting started
Thing 1: Read about the 23 Things programme and Engage programme
Thing 2: Set up a blog
Thing 3: Use your blog to write a short post about your experiences with social media and what you hope to get out of the 23 Things programme. If you already have a blog, then you’re welcome to use that.

1st week (w/c 14 October): Blogging
Thing 4: Register your blog with the 23 Things team
Thing 5: Explore other blogs and get to know some of the other participants

2nd week (w/c 21 October): Online presence
Thing 6: Consider your personal brand

3rd week (w/c 28 October): Current awareness
Thing 7: Twitter
Thing 8: RSS Feeds
Thing 9: Storify and other tools

4th week (w/c 4 November): Online Networks
Thing 10: Facebook
Thing 11: LinkedIn
Thing 12: Other tools (Academia, etc.)

5th week (w/c 11 November): Presenting and finding information
Thing 13: Finding presentations and podcasts
Thing 14: Discover Wikipedia
Thing 15: Making and sharing podcasts and videos
Thing 16: Sharing research online (Prezi, Slideshare, etc.)

6th week (w/c 18 November): Online photos and images
Thing 17: Explore images online
Thing 18: Using Creative Commons and other copyright need to know issues

7th week (w/c 25 November): Citations: organizing them AND getting them seen
Thing 19: Explore reference management tools online
Thing 20: Blog, tweet or post a link to one of your articles

8th week (w/c 2 December): Organising yourself and collaborating with others
Thing 21: Using Doodle and other online scheduling tools
Thing 22: Google Docs and Dropbox

9th week (w/c 9 December): Final reflection
Thing 23: What have you learnt and where do you want to go from here?

13 thoughts on “The 23 Things for Research schedule

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  3. I have no idea how to set up a blog! I’d like to participate in this course, but don’t know how to get started.


    • Fiona-

      We’d love to have you participate! In the blog post for Thing 2 we’ve linked to step-by-step instructions on setting a blog. You can start there, and feel free to send us any more specific questions!

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  6. Hi. I have just come across 23 Things for Research and am really keen to sign up. Is it too late to sign up and if not can I use my existing blog seeing as I missed 0th and 1st week?

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