Thursday, July 10, 2014


Over five years ago, NEFLIN brought you 23 Things, a self-paced learning program about Web 2.0 tools.  Since then there have been a lot of changes. One of those changes is the shift to mobile devices. We have decided therefore that this 23 things will be mobile.

23 Mobile Things will identify 23 types of apps for you to discover.
23 Mobile Things is BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. You may use an Apple-based (iPhone, iPad) or an Android-based (i.e. Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy) device. You also need to know how to find, download, and install an app on your device from whatever source you use.
Disclaimer: We made the decision to focus on iOS7 and Android for this program. We used a variety of Apple and Android devices to write up all the Things, but we know our screenshots and videos may not look exactly like your device. The functionality should be the same on your device, but the icons or buttons may just be in different spots than what you see in our screenshots or videos. Try your best with our information or find apps that work on your device and blog about those.

We have identified the 23 Things for you to do over the course of the program, but you decide when you do them, the amount of time you spend, and the depth of your exploration. Each of the 23 Things may take an hour to explore or longer depending upon your interest and the time you want to put into it. You document your participation by setting up and maintaining a blog, which is Thing 1.
Each Thing will show you many different apps. These apps will cover a variety of topics: social media, presentations, photography, reference, news, notes, games, and so much more. We have a lot for you to explore and experiment with to determine how you may use these in your library, for your professional development, or personally.
Disclaimer: All the information about the apps and how to use them was up-to-date and accurate as of December 2014. Things may have changed since then. Read an extended disclaimer in the FAQs.
If you think you know about the apps in 23 Mobile Things, we encourage you to join the program as a coach. Please email us at
Everyone who registers by January 15, 2015, completes all 23 items on the list, and blogs about each one by May 3, 2015 will receive a completion prize. Otherwise, there is no deadline and this course will remain online.
Registration occurs as part of Thing 1.
Registration begins January 15, 2015.
  • You must register your blog by January 15, 2014 and then complete all 23 Things by May 3, 2014.
  • Each person participating must have and register his/her own blog.