23 Digital Things @ Charles Darwin University

Co-designed by CDU staff and run by the Education Strategy Team, this program seeks to expose participants to a range of digital tools for their personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, or professional. The aim is for participants to choose a little time each week to expand their digital literacy.

Digital literacy is the ability to identify and use technology confidently, creatively and critically to effectively meet the demands and challenges of living, learning and working in a digital society.


The program is structured to be presented across 23 weeks with a blog post each week introducing one Thing. Anyone can participate in 23 Digital Things by reading through the content and completing a task. We encourage participants to register a blog with us (as part of Thing 3) to share short blog posts about each of the 23 Things they complete. Blogging provides a space to share your learning and results of tasks, to interact with other participants to offer support and advice and a space for reflection. The blog also serves as a collection of artefacts to demonstrate your learning, and as evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Follow along online, join in and share with your own blog. Face-to-face drop-in sessions and webinars will be scheduled.

The content of this program by Charles Darwin University, except where otherwise stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY). In fact we actively encourage you to take our Digital Knowledge program and adapt it for your own purposes.

Additionally, all of the excellent images used on our website were created by our own facilitators and are available on a CC BY licence, or were sourced from Unsplash (learn about Unsplash in Thing 14)