Whistler was an exciting and productive week for the Participation Team (which included volunteers). We learned a lot about ourselves, our team, the expectations of the project and perhaps most importantly – the Participation goals of nearly 30 teams at Mozilla. The experience reinforced the value of volunteers and volunteer communities at large, magnified by
Super excited to share my post published on opensource.com for Open Education Week: “Mozilla cares for community with educational resources“.
Last year I created my first course on the P2PU platform titled ‘Hacking Open Source Participation’, and through that fantastic experience stumbled across a newer P2PU project called Course in a Box. Built on Jekyll blogging software, Course in a Box makes it easy to create online educational content powered by Github Pages. As awesome
Two years ago I proposed a Webmaker Club at my daughter’s school, and it was turned down in an email: Because it involves students putting (possibly) personal info/images on-line we are not able to do the club at this time. They did say that they may have to reconsider in the future because more and
So, yesterday I wrote an introductory post : Mozilla Community Education in 2015 with a promise to write a each day leading up to our first Community Education Working Group Call on Thursday. I wrote about our vision for Community Education as core to the virtuous circle in Mark Surman’s vision , and how the
The heart of my Mozilla Webmaker contribution, has a lot to do with being parent to three young girls (3, 8, 10) on the cusp of internet exploration(actually my 10 year old is already on DIY.org regularly) . We want our daughters to grow into independent creative, compassionate, empowered
Last March I attended DrupalCon Denver. I was inspired by community of educators and developers (Higher Ed and K12) coming together to discuss similar challenges and goals. It was the ‘Drupal in Education Unconference’ and a series of Education BOFs that inspired me to bring back some new ideas to Royal Roads. Universities in the
I’m participating in MIT Media Lab’s experimental MOOC: Learn Creative Learning which is an exciting opportunity for more reasons than I can list ‘ . Opportunity to ‘Learn by making’ changed my life; it’s why I find Webmaker and the Maker movement so beautiful and worth championing. For whatever reason this week – I experienced