digital literacy Archive

Webmaker Training: Why Modular?

I’m a serial MOOC dropout. My most recent dropout experience (though I keep saying I’m going to go back) is from Harvard’s CS50 course. I never took Computer Science, I just taught myself how to make the web. I had a knack for it, I accessed and consumed thousands of articles and tutorials and tidbits [&hellip

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Teach the Web (MOOC)

Ok remember a while back when I was all MOOC this and MOOC that? Well it wasn’t for naught. It’s happening, the Webmaker MOOC will launch on May 2 and conclude June 30 (or actually the 27th because Starting May 2nd, Thursdays will be MOOC days. For those of you who don’t know, MOOC stands for [&hellip

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Making is Learning (Chad Sansing)

I recently made this video and wanted to make sure and share the Popcornified version :)

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Mozilla wants YOU at Learning at MozFest 12

Calling all teachers, educators, instructors, mentors, youth and anyone teaching digital skills: Mozilla wants YOU at Learning at MozFest 12 Photo Credit: Angela Jimenez The Big Idea: Build a big tent for everyone teaching the web We’re in the early stages of building a Mozilla Webmaker program for educators called Hacktivate Learning. In 2013, Mozilla [&hellip

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1.4 Research Methodology

This thesis uses a pragmatic approach. The goal of this paper is to contribute new ideas to media education through the scholarly review of education theory as applied to web literacies and curriculum design. Or to put it very simply, the goal of this paper is to link theory and practice. The use of the [&hellip

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1.3 Interest Groups

Figure 3: Webmaker programs for specific interest groups The educational concept outlined aims to engage the target audience in four distinct interest groups. Each interest group is provided with educational content through four Webmaker programs (see Figure 3). The first interest group is comprised of educators working in filmmaking or media production. This subsection of [&hellip

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1.2 Target Audience

More and more educational institutions and organizations are beginning to pay attention to the issue of web literacies, but there remain a number of Generation Xers (those born between 1960 and 1982) who lack necessary web literacy skills. This limits their ability to compete in the marketplace and participate in society. Many educational institutions are [&hellip

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Using the Web to Fix the World: Waldpark Trachau

So here’s the skinny: Part of the reason we bought the house we bought was because it’s right in the middle of the city of Dresden, but surrounded by green. Our next door neighbors have a 6000 m2 garden and across the street is a huge piece of land with 17 horses and a bunch [&hellip

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