Mozilla Discover is now live!

I’m delighted that some stellar work by my colleagues is now available for everyone to use. Mozilla Discover was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the aims being as follows:

Mozilla’s Discover project is a tool that empowers young people to take control of their career pathways. Using the Discover webpage, learners can browse careers and badges, connecting skills that can be combined to land a fantastic job. Real-world professionals are profiled to illustrate how a variety of experiences and interests can lead to a rewarding career. Learners can pledge to follow a similar path, or can design their own customized career pathway from scratch. These pathways are visualized as editable maps, with progress indicators and room for notes.

Here’s an example created after the team interviewed our colleague Brian Brennan:

Brian Brennan's pathway

As the learner completes each activity, they tick off they have done it and the greyscale icon becomes coloured.

You can pledge to follow an existing pathway - or you can create your own. Here’s a brief one I made for learning JavaScript:

Doug's JS pathway

The team involved in creating Mozilla Discover included Chloe Varelidi, Mike Larsson, Grainne Hamilton, and Lucas Blair

I’m going to be doing some work with Chloe and others before MozFest to help scaffold Web Literacy and contribution within the Webmaker ecosystem. It’s early days, but you can follow our progress on this wiki page.


Comments? Questions? I’m @dajbelshaw on Twitter, or you can email me at doug@mozillafoundation.org

 
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