Dear Content Producers, Please stop using the “Open Letter to…” headline for all your random crap. Listen, I can rant about this all day, but I won’t. I’ll rant about it for a few minutes, and then I will stop. Promise. I just want to explain something about Medium and public pages on the Internet. […]continue reading Please stop using the “Open Letter to…” headline for all your random crap.
Most of this post will be much easier to understand if you view Mark’s recent talk at the Next Billion in London, skim or reread Mark’s posts, and the Wiki. Thoughts on messaging One thing that strikes me is the balance b/w inclusivity and having an opinion. To me, it feels off-kilter for the long-term […]continue reading Mozilla Academy Thoughts
Over at Webmaker Training we’re working together to learn how to #TeachTheWeb. On Monday, May 12th, we launched the first course on Exploring the methodologies behind Webmaker – including Making as Learning, Connected Learning and the Open Web. This is how YOU can participate: Here’s how others are participating I strongly encourage you to go […]continue reading This Week in Webmaker Training: Exploring
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 […]continue reading Webmaker Training: Why Modular?
Everybody knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. There’s proof. But sometimes point A and point B are so obscured from each other that you have to use a series of straight lines that navigate through all the crazy between the two points. In this blog post, point A is […]continue reading The Road to [Term TBD]: Semantics are fun.
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, […]continue reading 1.6 Definitions
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 […]continue reading 1.4 Research Methodology
I’ll admit it, it probably seems like an exercise in futility what I’m doing here, but I assure you – it’s not. It is a necessary evil to understand and define the relationships between the different learning modules in a course. It’s required to create curriculum that covers all your bases, or, in the case […]continue reading Web Literacy Models (Theory)