The 23 Things for Research schedule

Here are the Things that we will be exploring during the 23 Things for Research 2014 course this Michaelmas:

0th week (w/c 6 October): Getting started and blogging
Thing 1: Read about the 23 Things programme and Engage programme
Thing 2: Set up a blog and register it with the 23 Things team
Thing 3: Use your blog to write a short post about your experiences with using digital tools for sharing and collaborating in research, teaching and general communication – 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.
Thing 4: Explore other blogs to get to know some of the participants

1st week (w/c 13 October): Online presence
Thing 5: Consider your personal brand

Bonus thing 1: Consider a personal website

2nd week (w/c 20 October): Current awareness
Thing 6: Twitter
Thing 7: RSS Feeds
Thing 8: Storify and other tools

Bonus thing 2: Participate in a Twitter chat on 6 November

3rd week (w/c 27 October): Online networks
Thing 9: Facebook
Thing 10: LinkedIn
Thing 11: Other tools (Academia, Google+, etc.)

Bonus thing: Digital curation

4th week (w/c 3 November): Presenting information
Thing 12: Making and sharing podcasts and videos
Thing 13: Making data beautiful: infographics and visual tools
Thing 14: Discover Wikipedia
Thing 15: Sharing research online (Prezi, Slideshare, etc.)

Bonus thing: Using augmented reality in the classroom

5th week (w/c 10 November): Online photos and images
Thing 16: Using and sharing images online
Thing 17: Finding images: Creative Commons and other copyright need to know issues

Bonus thing: Crowdsourcing research

6th week (w/c 17 November): Citations: organizing them AND getting them seen
Thing 18: Explore reference management tools online
Thing 19: Blog, tweet or post a link to one of your articles

Bonus thing: Researcher identifiers and your publication profile

7th week (w/c 24 November): Organising yourself and collaborating with others
Thing 20: Working together or going it alone: Google Docs and Dropbox
Thing 21: Working together online: Hangouts, Skype and more
Thing 22: Working together online: Using Doodle and other online scheduling tools

Bonus thing: Digital mapping and geolocating in teaching and learning

8th week (w/c 1 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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