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dc.contributor.authorLindsay, L.
dc.contributor.editorNoeline Wright
dc.description.abstractThe “23 Things” course model has gone from a small US library to Oxford, Cambridge, Melbourne, and New Zealand. The 23 Things programme has gone viral in that over 500 public iterations have been recorded globally since 2006, each one adapted to the organisation's needs, and it continues to spread. This paper considers the features that have lead to this growth in the context of our own experience running 23 Things for Research for staff and doctoral students and 23 Teaching Things for student teachers at the Faculty of Education and Social Work of the University of Auckland. 23 Things offers online, self-paced, à la carte learning. It is delivered via blog posts and related digital communication tools. The activities scaffold learners to apply the learning by creating artefacts that are relevant for their contexts, and reflecting on how those artefacts might be used in their practice. 23 Things curates free, open source content and is Creative Commons licensed to freely share and repurpose for non-commercial gain. Success is reflected in the participants' reports of their increased confidence and ability, the formation of professional learning communities, and the subsequent spread to new contexts and audiences.en_NZ
dc.publisherDistance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ)en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectCentre for the Creative Application of Technology in Education (CreATE)en_NZ
dc.subjectUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.subjectteacher educationen_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten_NZ
dc.subject23 Things for Research (
dc.subjectonline learning toolsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleWhat makes a course like 23 Things go viral?en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLindsay, L. (2016, April). What makes a course like 23 Things go viral?. Noeline Wright (Ed.), There and back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education; DEANZ Biennial Conference (pp.170-172).en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleThere and back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education Conference Proceedingsen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleThere and back: Charting flexible pathways in open, mobile and distance education; DEANZ Biennial Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgDEANZ (Distance Education Association of New Zealand)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationUniversity of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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