Coming soon

power123 Things for Research is a series of self-paced online professional development activities for University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work staff and doctoral students.

Based on the 23 Things courses from Oxford University and the University of Melbourne, the programme showcases a range of digital tools that support research activity.

We will explore Web 2.0 and mobile applications and look at how and why they can benefit teaching and learning, research practice, and professional development.

When is it happening?

23 Things for Research launches on July 6, 2015 as a series of weekly activities hosted right here at There will be regular prize draws for participants.

You can join in as much or as little as you like, engage in the conversation regularly, or just try the occasional activity. To begin, register your interest with

Topics this year include

  • Blogging and Twitter
  • Professional social networks
  • Presentations and videos
  • Online collaboration and research tools

What’s new?

This is the second time CreATE has run this programme. We’ve made a few changes for this version:

  • We’ve redesigned the whole course and moved it to this WordPress blog
  • All the activities have been updated for 2015
  • The programme starts earlier and runs for longer, with more space between activities
  • We’ll be running more in-person workshops on Epsom Campus in Auckland, for those who want to work through the activities in company

Some feedback from last year’s participants

It has given me a lot to think about and caused me to change my mind about some things […] It has made me realise how important it is to be out in front of the game, not trailing behind…”
Associate Professor Toni Bruce

“I have found the whole online learning experience a huge benefit as I managed to fit it in and around my day to day tasks. Everything was explained and presented well, which kept me interested and eager to learn more.”
Deb Allen

“I was able to do the tasks within the 23 things course at my own pace, to fit around the crazy busy life that I lead. The tasks were fun, informative and not too onerous. I have to admit that I found the learning invaluable and have taken many of the ideas I played around with into my professional workspace to extend and collaborate with other educators. I am now committed to blogging as a way of communicating with the technology teaching community and use the fortnightly updates to spread classroom tips, ideas and models of effective practice to those that are geographically remote from the professional networking community.”
Nicole Price


This 23 Things for Research programme was adapted from 23 Things for Research Oxford / CC By-NC-SA 3.0,  23 Research Things @ Melbourne / CC By-NC-SA 3.0, and others as attributed in individual entries.

Header image:  Lemsipmatt / Flickr  / CC by-SA 2.0
Icons: Everaldo Coelho and YellowIcon / GNU Lesser General Public License

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