Tag Archive for World Wide Web

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 →

3 Conclusion 3.1 Conclusion

Although the target group “formal and informal educators” as referenced in this thesis is fairly specific, I propose that considering the different theoretical frameworks outlined in this concept when planning a blended learning program would be beneficial to any target audience. Presumably, adding gamification to curriculum will engage any audience, as human beings are naturally apt to play. Furthermore, learning… Read more →

2.3 Concept

2.3.1 Overview A summary of how this course broadly fits within Kerschensteiner’s seven relevant functions (Scheibe, 1999) of project-based learning follows. The target audience of this program have discovered the “Introduction to Web Native Filmmaking” course organically through independent, informal learning institutions, word-of-mouth, or through the marketing efforts of Mozilla. Adults have their own motivations for trying out the course,… Read more →


1.6 Definitions

1.6.1 Defining Web Literacies: The Semantic Argument There have been numerous studies which examine the nuances between differing definitions of so-called new literacies (Pinto, Cordon, & Gomez Diaz, 2010). Since the first use of the term “information literacy” in 19741 (Pinto et al., 2010), varying terminology has been used to define the ability to find, analyze and use information in… Read more →

1.5 Literature Review

This thesis reviews and draws from a variety of research and articles from media and education specialists and cooperatives. Dr. Doug Belshaws Eight Essential Elements (Belshaw, 2011), Common Sense Media‘s digital literacy and citizenship strands (Grayson, 2011), Scratch’s Computational Thinking connections (Brennan, Chung, & Hawson, 2011), Michelle Levesque’s Web Literacy work (Levesque, 2012) and Jeanette Wing’s Computational Thinking characteristics (Wing,… Read more →