If you are reading this blog post, then you are on your way to completing your first activity for 23 Things!
You can work through each lesson at your own speed and share what you’ve learned on social media platforms as you progress through the program. We suggest that you allocate approximately an hour per week to explore a “Thing”.
How does it work?
To take part, you’ll need to set up your own blog (don’t worry – we’ll cover that in week 2). You can then register your blog with us (we’ll explain that too) and use it to post reflections on the Things and your participation. If you already have a blog, you’re welcome to use that to participate instead.
We’ll add the URL of your blog to the site so that others can engage with you (and vice versa).
Do I have to set up a blog? What happens to it after the program?
Reflective, open blogging is a core part of the program. It is the medium for reflection and for creating the community of participants. A final reflective blog post is also used to demonstrate that you have completed the course.
If you are worried about privacy of your personal data, or of your online professional persona, you can use a pseudonym for your blog (and many of the other tools you register for) if you wish.
You are not required to keep your blog after the program, although we encourage you to continue blogging as a medium for reflective development.
How long do I have to complete the programme?
The programme kicks off with Week 1 on 2nd June 2014 and officially wraps up in August, but we encourage you to participate even if you need a bit more time.
What if I need help?
Please ask! We’ll try to give clear instructions on each thing, but feel free to leave comments on the blog posts with questions, or tweet us with the hashtag #usq23things and we will try to help.
What do I need to do now?
To keep it really simple, this week we have two activities:
- Keep reading this post
- Have a look at some other examples of “23 Things” that have been used to explore Web 2.0 technologies around the world.
Here are some examples for you to look at:
Please feel free to leave comments below.