If you’re joining us for Module Two of DH23Things, you’ll now have set up and registered your blog. The first task, before we begin properly with Thing 8, will be to write a short blog post about your current strategies and your aims for the module. DH23Things is a self-directed, reflective format to help you explore digital tools and the issues they raise in the context of the work that you’re doing, so your first post may help you to focus on what you’d like to get out of the module, as well as helping us tailor the module to your needs and interests!
Your first short blog post might cover the following questions:
- What are your current strategies for finding, organising, storing, sharing and managing information? This might be for your research, but also your broader professional development, and other academic-related activities such as teaching, collaborating, applying for grants or jobs, organising events etc.
- What is your current level of confidence in using digital and online tools for managing information? What tools do you currently use, and how well do you feel you use them? How well do you feel you understand the issues raised by the use of digital technologies for managing information?
- What are your aims for this module? What do you hope to gain or have learned by the end?
And finally – DH23Things is about building a peer network so you can share encouragement, ideas and tips! The next thing to do is to find one of the other participants’ blogs (you can do so in the blogroll menu on the right) and leave a comment on their post!