Why the Web Literacy Map will remain at v1.1 until MozFest

Mozilla’s Web Literacy Map is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.


Webmaker link / Wiki link

The Webmaker Product and Community teams are currently building out all sorts of things that use the current version of Web Literacy Map. Witness the WebLitMapper, Webmaker Textbook (visual sample: Credibility), and (of course!) badges.

While the competency layer (that you see in the grid above) is relatively mature and stable, at some point we could do with another pass at the skills underpinning these. The initial plan was to review these in parallel to the current work. However, after some consideration and thought, we should wait until after the Mozilla Festival at the end of October 2014 to do so.

Re-invigorating the community that initially help build the Web Literacy Map will be easier to do once we have examples of how it is being used in practice. We can also use the process to surface any skills listed that seem problematic.

Note: the plan is to use the wiki for development work and the Webmaker site for point releases. We’ll stick to that, so please link to webmaker.org/literacy when discussing this work!*

Questions? Comments? Direct them to @dajbelshaw or doug@mozillafoundation.org


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