the Future of Communication Part 1: The Session

A couple weekends ago I was at the Mozilla Summit in Brussels. In a couple posts, I want to focus myself not on the Summit as a whole, but on one particular session that got me thinking. The “What’s Next for Real-Time Communication on the Web” session was described in the schedule as: Communication and [&hellip

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September Mentor Community Call

Well one thing is for sure, holding the Mozilla Webmaker Mentor Community call once a month is quite simply not enough. Each month we come together, we laugh, we share stories, we talk about what we want to come next, and every month the hour is over long before we’re done hanging out and learning [&hellip

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Let’s Wing it!

One of the best things about being a lifelong learner is that you’re not afraid to try something new. Starting September 30th, the Mentor Community Team will be running a series of informal Geekouts through HOMAGO, a new initiative from our friends over at Connected Learning. HOMAGO is a new platform that aims to “build [&hellip

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August Mentor Community Call

Ahh yes, the monthly Mentor Community Call. What can I say? This is already my favorite call of the month, despite the fact that yesterday was only our second call. Read about our first Mentor Community call here! A group of Webmaker Mentors from all over the world call in on the 4th Thursday of [&hellip

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OHM2013 Part 2 – Observing Segmentation, Pedagogy of Discomfort and impromptu Singing

Have you read Part 1? Part 2 will go from exploring hacker mentalities to heckling Pacman players. Bilal Ghalib introduced me to a Hackerspace founder from Beirut, Raja Oueis, just before they were scheduled to talk about Hackerspaces and creativity in conflict zones. As they fiddled around with Bilal’s slides, I talked to Sara, a [&hellip

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OHM 2013 Part 1

Over the last five days, I’ve been in the Netherlands at the OHM Festival with 3500 hackers, makers and like-minded activists to hack together, learn from one another and try to understand the various perspectives that make up Hacker Culture. I went with a couple colleagues from the MDN to run a few workshops and [&hellip

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The new Webmaker Mentor Call

The 4th Thursday of Every Month is going to be fun!! Yesterday we had our first monthly Mentor Call, where Webmaker Mentors gather to meet one another, talk about our experiences as we #teachtheweb and throw Maker Parties, laugh at our failures, cheer each other’s successes and just have a time for us to support [&hellip

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#teachtheweb: so you want to run a cMOOC

The #teachtheweb experience was about gathering people together to learn and share and collaborate. It was about people who care about the web and web literacy and working together to find ways to spread skills to learners. This post is a reflection on the meta structures and processes that created the experience. It’s also only mildly [&hellip

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Planning, Running, Visualizing #teachtheweb

Week 3 of #teachtheweb is right around the corner, and I thought it might be nice to do a quick shareout of the planning and running of the MOOC. Kudos! Before I say another word, I have to give my partner in crime a gigantic love bomb. The word “collaboration” only begins to describe the [&hellip

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Reflecting on #teachtheweb Week 1: Making as Learning

Last week we launched #teachtheweb, a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration (MOOC – more commonly “Massive Open Online Course”). The first week was all about Making as Learning, and today, I’m going to write a reflection. Not an update about Webmaker stuff, not a plug for the MOOC (which is awesome, and you should totally join [&hellip

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