Welcome to Thing 1 where we will start off with an introduction to the 23 Research Things programme and what you will be exploring over the next few weeks. First of all, click here to download a handy poster with a timetable on the back for you to pin up and follow along with.

Each week will have an overall theme to pull all of the ‘things’ together and this week’s theme is Starting Out… where we will outline the programme and what you will be expected to do. First of all, check out our introductory YouTube video. We also have a transcript for you to download if you’d prefer to do that.

Video transcript

We will be covering lots of tools and ideas during the programme and each Thing will have activities to help you engage with the concepts discussed, test out some new things and then reflect on your experience. All of the tools will be free-to-use versions and even though many have paid pro options, we will just be sticking with the open stuff. For Thing 2 we will show you how to set up a blog so you can write about how you are finding the programme and what you think about whichever Thing you are exploring.

Every Thing will have a set of learning outcomes attached to it as we want this programme to be as useful as possible for anyone who takes it so be sure check those out and let us know if you feel like something is missing or you need something clarified. We’ll be here to help out as the programme progresses.

If you are dipping in and out of the programme, that’s absolutely fine too. Once the programme finishes, everything will be left here on this blog for you to come back to and rediscover.

Thing 1 activity

Write out a list of what you hope to get out of taking part in the 23 Research Things programme

Keep this list…we will come back to it later!

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Thing 1 learning outcomes

You should be able to understand what the 23 Research Things programme is.

You will have had the opportunity to reflect on your personal goals and aims for the programme.

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