Ian O'Byrne interviews me about leading development of Mozilla’s Web Literacy Map

A couple of months ago I left my position as Web Literacy Lead at the Mozilla Foundation to set up Dynamic Skillset, my new consultancy. My role from 2013 to 2015 at Mozilla involved leading a community effort to create and sustain what was first called a Web Literacy ‘Standard’, and then a Web Literacy Map. Version 1.1 of this can be found at Mozilla’s new ‘teach’ site and you may also be interested in the whitepaper I co-authored Why Mozilla cares about Web Literacy.

One of the key members of Mozilla’s web literacy community is Ian O'Byrne, an academic and teacher. Recently, along with Greg McVerry, we recently put together an paper for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy entitled Guiding Students as They Explore, Build, and Connect Online. It’s paywalled, sadly, but you can find a pre-print via Ian’s blog post. As part of the process of releasing the paper, Ian’s got a really nice workflow where he uses Google+ Hangouts on air to video interview those involved.

For this particular paper, one of the people involved is a teenager called Garth Corbett. He’s the focus at the start and end of the paper in terms of the impact the Web Literacy Map could have on formal education. Ian interviews Garth here. You may also be interested in my former colleague Laura Hilliger’s interview.

A big thanks to Ian for being such a cornerstone of the web literacy community, and also for having the energy and foresight to add these videos to this academic paper!


Comments? Questions? I’m @dajbelshaw on Twitter or you can email me: mail@dougbelshaw.com

 
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