Tag Archive for digital literacy


Open Fluency

I’ve been thinking about lenses on the Web Literacy Map again. Specifically the “Leadership” component of what we do at Mozilla. In his post, Mark called this piece fuzzy, but I think it will become clearer as we define what “leadership” in the context of Mozilla means, and how we can offer professional development that brings people closer to that… Read more →

This Week in Webmaker Training: Building

Last week, we launched a new online learning experience, Webmaker Training, and you can see how that first week went here. This week in Webmaker Training we concentrated on building open educational resources. We used the Webmaker Teaching Kits to document activity ideas and learning objectives for teaching the skills and competencies on the Web Literacy Map. Participating in this… Read more →

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 will be engaging people who… Read more →

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 pragmatic approach allowed me to… Read more →

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 the target audience is engaged… Read more →

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 focusing on developing digital literacies… Read more →