Students – help us develop 23 Digidex Things !

October 7th, 2019 by Karen Category: Library Makerspace

23 DigiDex Things is an online self-directed learning program currently being developed for you, the student cohort, to expand your understanding of the digital world and allow you to experiment with various tools and apps.

Consisting of 23 topics about skills we have identified as being integral to students, the program will ensure that you can graduate with a set of digital skills in your pocket. And how do we know what you want to learn? Well, it is because this program has been designed by students for students. We are a team of students that are currently studying a range of degrees: from computer science to pre-med to fine arts.

But we also know that every student’s university experience is different, and that’s why we want to get your feedback. In the upcoming weeks, we will be hosting face-to-face workshop sessions designed to give you a more hands-on learning experience. Our program, however, is far from perfect and we would love to get your feedback on what we need to improve. We have heaps of sessions that is bound to pique your interest listed below. So, come up to the Makerspace (on Level 5 of the Library) and be a part of something great.

Tues Oct 15,
(10.30 – 12.00)
Data Makeover: Visualization and Infographics
Learn how to beautify your information with data visualizations and infographics.
Wed Oct 16
Digital Storytelling
Cast your ideas into tangible digital realms
Wed Oct 16
(1:00 – 2:30)
Video editing and polishing
Turn your uncut footage into a diamond production.
Friday Oct 18
(1:00 – 2:30)
Video Formats and Compression
Learn how to mold media file formats like putty.
Friday Oct 18
(2.30 – 4.00)
Tinker with Micro-bits
Learn how to program your own micro-computer to make all sorts of cool creations!
Tues Oct 22
(2.30 – 4.00)
Zines and Collage Remix
Express your creativity and re-mix images (without breaking the rules)
Wed Oct 23
(10:00 – 11.30)
Accessibility and alternative ways of learningDevelop effective organisational tools to assist with your studies
Thur Oct 24
(12.30 – 14:00)
Digital defense: your password security
Bolster your digital amour to create a powerful password arsenal.
Friday Oct 25
(10:00 – 11:30)
The Art of Game Making
Enter the first level of basic game design and creation
October 25
(12:00 – 13:30)
Deciphering Code: basics programming in Java
Translate scary computer syntax into something you can understand.
Fri Oct 25
Computer Anatomy
Learn about the intricate machinery that powers your personal workhorse.
Tues Oct 29
(14:00 – 15:30)
The Fake News Game
Get involved and make some fake news!

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.