The end of 23 Things and I have enjoyed investigating the digital Things on offer: it was fun to take part in a Wikipedia Adventure, and to spend time exploring resources such as Lit Long:Edinburgh, Tumblr and SoundCloud. I particularly found Thing 5: Diversity to be very interesting and thought-provoking.
As a very private person with a tiny digital footprint I was anxious about the blogging aspect of the course but found it a useful way to reflect on my learning and a motivator to keep working through the Things. I had no difficulties in completing the Things and found all the links and signposting clear and intuitive – time management was a bit of an issue!
My initial blog post for 23 Things was:
I hope to use the 23things course to enhance my knowledge of digital “things” and use that knowledge to help staff and students in my Centre to develop their digital presence for research impact and for use in teaching and learning.
At the end of this course I feel that I have gained the knowledge to structure my use of digital tools to make better use of them – in YouTube and Twitter for example. I now feel confident to create and edit Wikipedia pages – something I felt was for “others” before. In terms of helping others with their research impact I now feel able to advise others on the risks and benefits of using a number of digital platforms to enhance their profiles and to increase their public engagement. I look forward to returning to some of the Things that were new to me so that I can explore their potential to enhance my provision of support such as Storify and Kahoot. I have found this course to be useful and enjoyable and aim to continue to make time to engage with digital tools – one day I may even update my LinkedIn page!