Curtin has recently revised their graduate capabilities to include “effective communicators with digital competence” where graduates “will be able to effectively communicate, and confidently access, use and adapt information and technology to meet the needs of life, learning and future work.”
One of the ways that Curtin Library is contributing to the development of student’s digital capabilities, or, their ‘digital dexterity’ is to develop a “23 Things” program.
23Things is a flexible online learning model that was first developed in 2006 and has undergone a number of iterations, including 23 Things for Digital Knowledge at University of Edinburgh. Our 23 Things will be developed and piloted during Semester 2, 2019, with the full program delivered throughout 2020.
Each digital ‘thing’ will be presented through a weekly blog post and will include introductory information to a particular digital skill, activities that will help develop the skills, and links to further open resources.
This semester we are developing the content, and testing it with potential participants to get feedback through informal meet-ups in the Makerspace. We are interested in having a strong student perspective and input into the development of the content to help make it relevant and engaging, and will be employing a team of students (through Curtin EWYL) to help with this. The funding to develop the program is provided through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).
The ‘things’ we are considering developing content for are:
We are interested in hearing from any Curtin students or staff who are interested in the program and contributing to it with ideas or suggestions, providing or developing content, or giving feedback during the semester. Please contact the program coordinator, Karen Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9266 1701.
Note: applications for the student positions advertised through EWYL have now closed.
Curtin would like to pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which the Perth campus is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.