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23 Things for Digital Knowledge 

Improve your digital knowledge and experiment with tools in our new self-directed course, 23 Things for Digital Knowledge.

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Every day we hear about a new digital app, tool, or thing we should be learning about or using, but when do we have time to actually experiment and try out all of these things? 

The University of Edinburgh’s 23 Things for Digital Knowledge is a self-directed course, run by Information Services Group, seeking to provide staff and students with a way to improve digital knowledge and to experiment with a range of new tools (or known tools in new way). An introduction and a task is provided for each Thing along with suggested readings and resources. How much time and detail is set aside for each Thing is completely up to the participant. 

Throughout the twelve weeks of the programme we will be holding face-to-face drop-in sessions across the Edinburgh campuses, and online hangouts for those not based in Edinburgh or unable to make the sessions. 

Everyone who registers a blog and posts about each of the 23 Things by the end of the programme (4 December 2016) will receive an Open Badge. University staff and students who do this will also go into a draw to win an iPad Air. 

Learn more about 23 Things for Digital Knowledge by visiting our website, and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of when the Things are released. 

Feel free to ask any questions about the course on Twitter at @EdUni23Things or by emailing