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23 Things – expand your digital knowledge

23 Things is an online program 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 two 2020 we will be focusing on 10 of the 23 Things, while gradually making all 23 Things accessible and available throughout the semester.

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. Terms and conditions apply.

For any further enquiries, please contact

How to participate

  • work through the weekly online module.
  • 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 by participating in and completing a survey at the end of each online module. Additionally, Curtin students will go in the running for the grand prize after participating in at least three online modules. Additional entries to the grand prize draw can be earned by attending workshops and participating in the weekly Facebook group challenge.


O-Week Info session Develop your digital and creative skills (29/07)
Week 1 Info session Develop your digital and creative skills (05/08)
Week 2 Getting started Creative thinking (12/08, 19/08*)
Week 3 Video editing Video editing and polishing (21/08, 28/08*)
Week 4 Data makeover Data makeover (25/08, 01/09*)
Intro to robotics (27/08, 03/09*)
Week 5 (tuition-free) Free week Arduino 101: getting started (31/08, 07/09*)
Video formats and compression (04/09, 11/09*)
Week 6 Digital creativity Image remix: becoming familiar with the software (08/09, 15/09*)
Week 7 Remix and re-use Image remix: digital collage (16/09, 22/09*)
Arduino 101: project-based activity (14/09, 21/09*)
Week 8 3D modelling 3D models: part one – becoming familiar with the software (24/09, 30/09*)
Week 9 (tuition-free) 3D models: part two – creating a basic object (01/10, 08/10*)
Week 10 Internet of things Tinker with Micro:bits (05/10, 12/10*)
Week 11 Basic coding Deciphering code: basic programming (16/10, 20/10*)
Week 12 Your digital footprint Your digital security (23/10, 30/10*)
Week 13 Digital storytelling Digital storytelling (28/10, 04/11*)
Week 14 Wrap-up

* indicates face-to-face classes