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[…]