23 Things is an online program is designed to help students develop digital capabilities to be successful in study, work and life. The program consists of 23 short topics or ‘things’ that introduce a technology or digital skill, providing information, activities and additional resources to explore. Participants can also attend online and face to face workshops which put the content into a practical context.  23 Things has been created by students, for students.  

Anyone can participate in 23 Things by reading through the content and completing each of the Things in their own time.

In Semester 2, 2020 we will be focussing on 10 of the 23 Things, while gradually making all 23 Things accessible and available throughout the Semester. See the schedule below.

Curtin students who participate can go into the draw to win a $100 voucher each week, and a grand prize of $500 at the end of semester for overall participation. 

For any further enquiries, please contact makerspace@curtin.edu.au

How to participate

  • sign up to our mailing list and receive a weekly email update during Semester two. The emails provide overviews of the Things, notification of when 23 Things events are scheduled, and any updates to the course.
  • access regular information on the Certitude blog.
  • attend an online workshop, and/or face to face workshop each week
  • participate in a weekly challenge to create something and share it on the Makerspace Facebook group
  • Curtin students can enter a weekly competition draw to win a voucher, and a grand prize for overall participation. See the competition details.

Things Schedule

WeekDate“Thing”Workshops (online and face-to-face)
Oweek 27 – 31 July Info SessionDevelop your digital and creative skills
Week 12- 7 AugustInfo Session (repeat)Develop your digital and creative skills
Week 210 – 14 August Getting startedCreative thinking
Week 317 – 21 August Video editing Video editing and polishing
Video formats and compression
Week 424 – 28 AugustData makeoverData makeover: visualisation and infographics
Week 5 Tuition Free 31 – 4 Sept Arduino 101: Getting started
Arduino 101: Project-based activity
Week 67 – 11 Sept Digital creativity Image remix: Becoming familiar with the software
Week 714- 18 SeptRemix and reuse Image remix: Digital art
Week 821 – 25 Sept 3D modelling 3D models: Part One – Becoming familiar with the software
Week 9 Tuition Free 28 – 2 Oct 3D models: Part Two – Creating a basic object
Intro to Robotics 
Week 105 -9 Oct Internet of Things Tinker with Micro-bits
Week 1112 – 16 OctBasic codingDeciphering Code: Basic Programming in Java
Week 1219 – 23 OctYour digital footprintYour Digital Security
Week 1326 – 30 OctDigital storytelling Digital storytelling