I’m not sure what to say about this announcement from Mozilla about their ‘new’ Web Literacy Curriculum. I led this work from 2012 to 2015 at the Mozilla Foundation, but it doesn’t seem to be any further forward now than when I left.
In fact, it seems to have just been re-focused for the libraries sector:
With support from Institute of Museum and Library Services, and a host of collaborators including key public library leaders from around the country, this open-source, participatory, and hands-on curriculum was designed to help the everyday person in a library setting, formal and informal education settings, community center, or at your kitchen table.
The site for the Web Literacy Curriculum features resources that will already be familiar to those who follow Mozilla’s work.
Four years ago, I wrote a post on the Mozilla Learning blog about Atul Varma’s WebLitMapper, Laura Hilliger’s Web Literacy Learning Pathways, as well as the draft alignment guidelines I’d drawn up. Where has the innovation gone since that point?
It’s sad to see such a small, undeveloped resource from an organisation that once showed such potential in teaching the world the Web.
Source: Read, Write, Participate
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