Web Literacy Map v1.5

I’m delighted to announce that, as a result of a process that started back in late August 2014, the Mozilla community has defined the skills and competencies that make up v1.5 of the Web Literacy Map.

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Visual design work will be forthcoming with the launch of teach.webmaker.org, but I wanted to share the list of skills and competencies as soon as possible:


Reading the Web

Using software tools to browse the web

 Web Mechanics

Understanding the web ecosystem and Internet stack


Locating information, people and resources via the web


Critically evaluating information found on the web


Keeping systems, identities, and content safe


Writing the web

 Composing for the web

Creating and curating content for the web


Modifying existing web resources to create something new

 Designing for the web

Enhancing visual aesthetics and user experiences

 Coding / Scripting

Creating interactive experiences on the web


Communicating in a universally-recognisable way


Participating on the web


Providing access to web resources


Creating web resources with others

 Community Participation

Getting involved in web communities and understanding their practices


Examining the consequences of sharing data online

 Open Practices

Helping to keep the web democratic and universally accessible

Thanks goes to the dedicated Mozilla contributors who steadfastly worked on this over the last few months. They’re listed here. We salute you!

Any glaring errors? Typos? Let us know! You can file an issue on GitHub.

Questions? Comments? Try and put them in the GitHub repo, but you can also grab me on Twitter (@dajbelshaw) or by email (doug@mozillafoundation.org


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